Databases: They can be your source for magazine, journal and newspaper articles

Welcome Students!   When you get class assignments to find a magazine, journal or newspaper article, the Library’s databases are a good source.   Look at the EResources webpage at; it will link you to almost 50 databases (databases contain lots of articles).  You may discover you need a little help selecting or searching the databases… no problem!  If you are in the Library, just ask a librarian to guide you through the process.  If you’re off-campus, we want you to pick up the phone and call 615-230-3405 or email

Whether on or off-campus, you will be able to read full-text articles, save them and print them.  Do remember to make a note of the database where you found the article; you’ll need it to create a bibliographic citation—but that’s something to think about another time.

Students and Vol State employees have off-campus access to the databases and other library resources, such as ebooks.  You can connect to the databases when off-campus by entering your Vol State email username and password (not your V-Number) when needed.

Happy searching!  Remember, we are ready to help you find information!

Your Vol State Librarians

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