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    • TEL History
      • Concept envisioned by TENN-SHARE
      • In 1999, the Tennessee Electronic Library
      • was created by TN legislature
      • TEL began as a collection of 18 databases with only one vendor and solely supported by federal funds
      • Literature Resource Center was added to TEL in 2006, made possible by pledges from Tennessee Libraries.
      • In 2007, TEL added 3 new products to its collections, which was made possible additional funding provided by the state of Tennessee
      • TEL is a $2 million dollar project
      • TEL is administered by the Tennessee
      • State Library & Archives, a division
      • of the TN Secretary of State’s office.
      • Funds for TEL are provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the State of Tennessee , and pledges from Tennessee Libraries .
      • IMLS is a federal grant-making agency dedicated to creating and sustaining a nation of learners by helping libraries and museums serve their communities.
      How is TEL Funded? Photo by Homer Township Public Library. Retrieved from Flickr Aug 2008 http://www.flickr.com/photos/homerlibrary/140289203/
    • www.tntel.info
    • Gale Login
      • Click New User if you don’t have a Gale login.
      • Use your email address and any password
      • Content tabs for Magazines and Academic Journals
      • Limit by dropdown: limit by subject, document type, publication type
      • Bookmark tool - creates a stable URL (i.e. a persistent link) for whatever page you are on.
      • RSS feed tool - can choose to get updates daily, weekly or monthly.
    • New tools at the article level
      • Mp3 read speaker - reads the entire article aloud for you or just a sentence or unfamiliar word.
      • Translate – this was always available (the read speaker will not read the translated page out loud) however they have added Arabic , Russian and Polish
      • Marked items list - Save items to your account
    • HeritageQuest Online
      • Heritage Quest is an excellent complement to Ancestry Library.
      • 1930 is partial because it hasn’t been typed in yet. They need to individually rekey them to make them searchable. However, the information is in Ancestry Library.
      • Each of the six modules (or tabs at the top) are searched individually (no federated searching).
    • Census
      • 1830, 1840,and 1850 Census is not searchable but researchers can browse those years
      • Under Browse Census on the left hand side look under “Help with Federal Census”
        • FAQ about the Census and has a blank census forms (from 1790-1930)
        • Includes history of the Census- how it got started, why it got started and why some years were different. In 1790, only the head of the household name was taken but this changed over the years
    • Census –Advanced Search
      • You see a scanned view of the original.
      • Navigation:
        • Zoom—200%, 100%
        • Positive and Negative view to help in reading
        • Subpage A & B is for big pages to see the broken up pages.
        • Top Right is the jump to next Page & Name navigation
      • Click the Add to Notebook check box [the page refreshes] and then add note popup---click to save notes.
        • Notebook notes can be found at the top but are only good for one session, from log in to log out. But you can now email, print or download the document and your notes will print too.
    • How to Crop and Print an Adobe Image
      • Adobe is the best way to print and Adobe 9 does work despite not being listed on their help page
      • First Download the image
      • Locate “View in Adobe Acrobat”, click View
      • Need to add camera icon. Right Click on a blank spot on the toolbar
      • Find snapshot tools at the very bottom of the list –mark it and click ok
    • Adobe Printing contd .
      • Drag rectangle around information then let go
      • Click Print icon from Adobe toolbar
      • Click radio button “Selected Graphic”
      • Make sure page scaling is on
      • “ Fit to Printable Area”
      • Under Properties Change size of paper to landscape
    • Accessing LearningExpress Library
      • New User Registration
      • If you are visiting LearningExpress Library for the first time, click the " Register " button in the " New Users " box on the main page.
      • On the New User Registration page, enter the username and password of your choice, verify your password, and then click the " Register " button.
      • Your username and password must be a minimum of 6 characters and should not include spaces.
      • http://www.learnatest.com/LEL/index.cfm/help/accessingLearningExpressLibrary
    • Ebsco’s Points of View
      • Full text database of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue.
      • Useful in developing persuasive arguments for essays and oral debates or just for topical research or promoting critical thinking.
      • Over 250 topics all with an overview, point and counterpoint.
      • Essays are updated twice a month.
      • Has 4,200 videos from the Video Encyclopedia of the 20 th Century .
    • Features:
      • print/email/save capacity
      • personalized folder within
        • “ My Folders ”
      • persistent links
      • alert features (RSS)
      • lexile limiters (reading level)
      • citation formats
    • How do I find…?
    • How do I find…?
    • TEL Help? How do I find…?
      • Trouble with a Database?
        • Contact the Database Vendor Technical
        • Support
        • OR
        • Contact TEL Coordinator – Sue Maszaros
      • [email_address]
      • Trouble with Logging In?
        • Contact TEL Coordinator –
        • Sue Maszaros
        • [email_address]