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Using Special Collection's SCOUT

This guide introduces users to SCOUT, the system for searching manuscript collections and University Archives at the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Tennessee.

Special Collections Contact Information

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Special Collections
1015 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, TN 37996
(865) 974-4480

We are open Monday-Friday: 9AM-5PM. Go to Visiting Special Collections for more information on how to request materials.

What is SCOUT?

SCOUT, which stands for Special Collections Online at UT, is your entry point to browse and discover manuscript and archival materials in Special Collections at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  Use SCOUT to search for our Manuscript Collections and University Archives.

Locating Rare Books in Special Collections

Rare books and facsimiles are not cataloged in SCOUT. To search for rare books and facsimiles in Special Collection, please go to the Advanced Search function of OneSearch, which can be found at the University of Tennessee Libraries Home Page, and change the "search for" to UT collection, and the "search profile" to Special Collections.

screenshot of OneSearch's "Advanced Search" that identifies where to change the search location to Special Collections and search.

Other Special Collections Discovery Systems

The structure and content of this library guide were adapted from MIT Libraries' Using MIT Archivespace library guide.