Media Center

Mission Statement

The Library Media Center provides users with skillfully selected, organized, and arranged resources that promote reading and fosters life-long learning. 

Tennessee Electronic Library

http://tntel.tnsos.org/ 

Password is elvis 

Resources

The Library has calculators, drivers study guides, laptops, Wii’s, as well as books for both students/teachers.

General Information

000 General Information

Sunlink on the world wide web
http://www.sunlink.ucf.edu Refdesk.com
http://www.refdesk.com/ Encyclopedia.com
http://go.grolier.com Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia
http://encarta.msn.com/ Guinness world records
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/home.asp Old Farmer's Almanac
http://www.almanac.com/ WWW virtual library museums pages
http://www.icom.org/vlmp CNN.com
http://www.cnn.com MSNBC.com
http://www.msnbc.com/news/default.asp News now : top stories : National Public Radio
http://news.npr.org The online NewsHour (PBS)
http://www.pbs.org/newshour Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy
http://plato.stanford.edu/contents.html Census Bureau home page
http://www.census.gov
Statistical information based on the United States census. It includes historical information as well as data from the 2000 census. Statistical resources on the web
http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/statsnew.html
Extensive index to statistical information on the Web.  Arranged topically with large number of topics. Infoplease.com
http://www.infoplease.com
Statistical information plus access to encyclopedia, dictionary and other reference databases. FirstGov
http://www.firstgov.gov
Official Web portal to the U.S. Government. Provides access to over 51 million pages of government information from national, state, local, and tribal governments.IPL POTUS: Presidents of the United States
http://www.ipl.org/ref/POTUS
Includes background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and points of interest on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included. The American president
http://www.americanpresident.org/home6.htm
This educational outreach website is meant for teachers, students, scholars, and all parties interested in the office of the Presidency. It is based on the PBS series "The American President" and includes basic facts, a detailed biography, and a picture gallery for each American president. Crime statistics and data
http://www.oswego.edu/~economic/cj-data.htm
Links to sources for crime-related statistics on the Internet. Encyclopedia mythica
http://www.pantheon.org/
An encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, legends, and more. Contains thousands of definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural beings and legendary creatures and monsters from all over the world. Aesop's fables: online collection
http://www.AesopFables.com/
A collection of over 650 fables arranged alphabetically with accompanying moral of each fable. 

400 GENERAL WORKS ON LANGUAGE

Dictionary.com
http://www.dictionary.com
Provides a general English language dictionary and thesaurus plus links to additional resources including crosswords, word search puzzles, grammar sites, etc. Merriam-Webster dictionary online
http://www.m-w.com
Includes the content of the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus plus additional features including "Word of the Day" and "Word Games." A rhyming dictionary for poetry and songwriting
http://www.writeexpress.com/online.html
Finds end rhymes, last syllable rhymes, double rhymes, beginning rhymes and first syllable rhymes. Thesaurus.com
http://www.thesaurus.com
Provides an English language thesaurus based on Roget's thesaurus. 

600 General Sciences

RecipeSource : your source for recipes on the Internet
http://www.recipesource.com/
A extensive collection of recipes arranged by type and by country. 

700 General Arts

Art on the web
http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/Artweb_noframes.html
Over 1200 links arranged by category covering a wide assortment of art-related category. Includes major sections on ancient art, Renaissance art, architecture, and photography. The great buildings collection
http://www.greatbuildings.com/
"Documents a thousand buildings and hundreds of leading architects, with 3D models, photographic images and architectural drawings, commentaries, bibliographies, web links, and more, for famous designers and structures of all kinds."--from home page. Worldwide Internet music resources: song lyrics; libretti
http://www.music.indiana.edu/music_resources/songlyr.html
A list of almost forty sites on the Internet that provide song lyrics. 

800 GENERALITIES ON LITERATURE AND WRITING, COLLECTIONS OF LITERATURE

The quotations page
http://www.quotationspage.com/search.php3
Searchable database of several quotation resources on the Internet. Novelguide: novel resource guide and literary analysis
http://www.novelguide.com
An online source for literary analysis. Novel guide includes such categories as novel summaries, character profiles, metaphor analysis, theme analysis, top ten quotes, and author biographies, as well as a topic specific literary search engine. 

900 Geography, History

Best history websites
http://www.besthistorysites.net
Teacher evaluated sites for prehistory, ancient and biblical history, medieval history, U.S. history, early modern European history, 20th century US History, World War II, art history, general resources and maps. World factbook
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html
Extensive reference work containing basic information
about countries, including geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues.  Also includes brief introduction and color flag for each country.  Map machine
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/resources/ngo/maps
Country maps, flags, facts and profiles by National Geographic Historical maps of the United States: the Perry-Castaneda library map collection
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/Map_collection/histus.html
Includes digital images of maps in the collection, as well as links to historical maps of the United States from other sources. States and Capitals
http://www.50states.com
A guide to the 50 states of the USA, with information about geographic location, area, capital city, colleges, universities and community colleges, constitution, economy, geology, newspapers, population, tourism and weather. Includes images of flags for each state as well as information on state bird, state motto, state song, and other state emblems. Lives: the biography resource
http://amillionlives.com
"Links to thousands of biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, diaries, letters, narratives, oral histories and more. Individual lives of the famous, the infamous, and the not so famous. Group biographies about people who share a common profession, historical era or geography. Also general collections, resources on biographical criticism and special collections."  World flag database
http://www.flags.net
A large collection of national and state flags with large and small images. In many cases historical and regional flags are included. Original drawings were supplied by the Flag Institute. 

Contact Us

Sue Douglas, Media Specialist

Jennifer Willis, Assistant

Hancock County Middle/High Media Center

(423) 733-4611 ext. 605

Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8am - 3:30pm

Friday: 8am - 3pm