Student Resources

Student resources to help with research, college and career planning, and much more! 

TEL resource password: elvis


OPAC (HCHS Library Catalog)

Access the Library's catalog to see what print books and other resources we offer.

R.E.A.D.S. Regional eBook & Audiobook Download System

It's easy to checkout e-books, downloadable audiobooks, and other digital items from Tennessee libraries. All you need is your public library card to get started.

World Books eBooks

Includes highly illustrated, engaging titles that support a span of curriculum areas and reading levels. Access titles anywhere, anytime - World Book eBooks are compatible with desktops, laptops, and most iPads/tablets and smartphones.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

GVRL is a collection of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These eBooks are available 24/7 with no checkout. Titles can be browsed, searched and downloaded anytime from any Internet-connected device.

Project Gutenberg

Offers over 59,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.

Google Books

On Google Books, you can read books and magazines, download them, cite them, and translate them. Some books are provided by publishers, while others are scanned as part of the Library Project.


Google Scholar

Provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.


Academic search engine for students and researchers. Locates relevant academic search results from web pages, books, encyclopedias, and journals.


iSEEK Education is a targeted search engine for students, teachers, administrators, and caregivers.


A Google alternative safe search engine for students offering information and reference sites: art, social sciences, social issues, social problems, history, and much more.


All High School Research Resources (Tennessee Electronic Library)

Databases geared toward the high school student.

​​​​​​​Gale Database Collection (Tennessee Electronic Library)

Free access to 70+ databases - entire collection.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Covers today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. This cross-curricular research database supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Includes pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, and infographics that help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.

Student Resources in Context

Covers a broad range of topics, people, places, and events in an engaging online experience to help students with papers, projects, and presentations that reinforce development of academic and 21st-century learning skills like critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity and innovation.



Automatically create bibliographies, references, and citations in APA, MLA, Chicago, Harvard, and over 8000 more styles with our totally free and no-ads citation.

APA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue Owl)

MLA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue Owl)


Testing and Education Center (TERC)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​(Tennessee Electronic Library)

TERC includes Test prep, College planning, Financial Aid tools, Career development, and International tools. Password: elvis

College Planning (The College Board)

There are more than 2,000 colleges in the United States. Find the right college for you.

College for TN is a great resource for 4-year high school planning, career planning, and college planning for high school students!

BLS Occupation Outlook Handbook

The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

Indeed: Job Search

You can search millions of jobs online to find the next step in your career.


Ancestry Classroom**

AncestryK12 offers free access for one year to all the original and primary documents in Ancestry's US collection for use in any K12 classroom. 

Newspapers by Ancestry**

Historical Newspapers 1700-2017

Fold3 by Ancestry​​​​​​​**

Discover your family's military past.

**Resources only available while connected to school network