Acme’s How To pages provide solutions to common household maintenance problems. From fixing a leaking toilet to controlling household pets or replacing a roof, Acme has easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions.
Direct from the Magnolia netwok (aka DIY network), this site is full of tips for every aspect of home renovation and improvement.

On the Home and Garden TV web site, you can find decorating schemes and inspiration, home plans, home improvement and gardening techniques and holiday ideas.
Planet Green has compiled how-to guides to help you keep your house, garden, and life green.
As you might expect from the people who produce the classic This Old House, their website is full of how-to instructions and ideas and solutions for home renovation projects. The instructions on are detailed and specific, covering common mistakes and helpful tips.

Free Email Accounts

How to Find a Provider

It is important to choose an email provider that has:

  • Good customer support
  • Proven reliability with connectivity
  • Access via the internet (web-based email)
  • Options for increasing your storage if it is needed

Tips on Choosing a Provider

  • Be sure to check the storage capacity with free email providers. If you are expecting to receive huge quantities of email, or email that will contain large attachments you will need a larger storage capacity. Be aware that some providers will encourage you to pay a charge for more storage.
  • After you establish a free email account it is important to check your mail regularly and delete any unwanted messages. New messages will not be delivered if your storage capacity is full.
  • Messages you keep are stored on a server that belongs to the provider. Providers can go out of business without a notification so you may want to print out important information and keep the paper copy as a backup.

At the Library: A Help Sheet for establishing a free Yahoo email account is available at the Reference Desk, but you are free to choose any provider that suits your needs.


Federal Citizen Information Center
Obtain federal brochures on a variety of topics, including Medicare. This site included a version in Español, and one specifically designed for sight reader machines.

Find Articles: the Web’s First Free Article Search
Search and read 2.8 million articles from over 500 publications. You may search for publications by name, or subject.

Internet Public Library
Includes subject collections, ready reference, Reading Room, KidSpace, TeenSpace, Special Collections, searching tools, and more!

Our Documents
Over 100 of the United States’ most important documents. The Our Documents initiative is a cooperative effort among National History Day, The National Archives and Records Administration, and USA Freedom Corps. 

United States Chamber of Commerce Directory
Locate a Chamber of Commerce near you!

My Virtual Reference Desk
The Refdesk is full of facts and figures, updated news, and links to sources from phone books to world clocks.

The World Factbook
Provides national-level information on countries, territories, and dependencies.

At the Library: See our Quick REF section for more resources on a variety of subjects.

Education & College Prep

Financial Aid, Scholarships & Loans

Tennessee Universities, Community Colleges and Technology Centers: Provides an index of public universities and Community Colleges in the state of Tennessee with links to each one’s home page.

Tennessee Independent Colleges & Universities: Provides an index of independent colleges and universities in the state of Tennessee with links to each one’s home page.

Gale In Context: College: offers interdisciplinary content that reinforces the development of skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.


Job Search Resources

Places to Search for Jobs In Tennessee

Southeast Tennessee Career Center
Search for jobs in the local or national areas. Provides resources on education, financial aid, and assessment. Search the website or visit the local Southeast Career Center in Athens, 901 Congress Parkway, Phone: 423.745.2028, Fax: 423.745.0749
National Laber Exchange (NLx)
Established in 2007, the National Labor Exchange (NLx) represents a unique, public-private partnership between DirectEmployers (DE) and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA). The NLx is a robust resource for employers and state workforce agencies to connect workers with job openings. The powerful tool also connects state and federal agencies, nonprofit and Veteran organizations, as well as disability and diversity partners to assist employers with recruitment goals.

Tennessee Jobs
This comprehensive job search site lists jobs throughout Tennessee. You can search by company, region, keyword, full or part time, and by job category. You can also upload your resume and find job fairs.

State of Tennessee
This page contains a link to the site. Go here to search state jobs, including teaching jobs, to fill out a state application, and to jump to all unemployment benefits forms.

Places to Look for Jobs Nationwide

Access over 1 million jobs nationwide, get labor market trends and tips, and post your resume for thousands of employers. This site is searchable by state and is the gateway to the Tennessee JobBank as well as many other career/special interest specific sites.
The federal government’s website for the recovery programs. This page provides links to government jobs and grant opportunities provided by the recovery act as well as career planning resources. You can also find information on recovery programs such as those addressing home foreclosures.
With its efficient online recruiting service, resume posting capability, and access to the classified ads of 45 daily newspapers, acquired from the defunct, this enormous job bank lists over 400,000 job announcements searchable by type, industry, company, and location.
The Wall Street Journal’s free site covers all aspects of the employment search with versatile salary profile data and a calculator; relocation and retirement information; hiring trends listed by industry; resume writing and posting; a large job bank updated twice weekly; and hundreds of articles.
Career Infonet
Part of a suite of online tools sponsored by the Labor Department, ACInet is a superb source of in-depth information on wages and employment trends, occupational requirements, state labor market conditions, national employer contacts, and links to 5000 online resources.
Offers an impressive gateway to hundreds of useful links to accessible job resources and services listed by category or location.
This veteran features a tremendous database of information for the job seeker and employer, with a variety of resources for college graduates and chief executives alike.
Supported by a team of experienced compensation specialists, this popular site features fast and easy-to-use salary, benefits, and cost-of-living wizards, a salary timer, college tuition calculator, job assessor, and other tools.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
A nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions; the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.
An online ‘Personal Job Scout’ service, NationJob allows users to search jobs by keyword, category and location. Users can also create a profile and have individually tailored job selections emailed to their account.
This nationwide job search site allows users to search by company name, keyword or category as well as city, state and zip code. Users can also browse jobs by category.
Another nationwide job search site, Employment Spot also offers career and job seeking articles and advice. Users may search jobs by location and industry.

Vocational Guidance / Career Development

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook, Online Edition: a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.
  • O*Net OnLine: Dictionary of Occupational Titles, Occupational Information Network : Search by occupation, skills, or codes issued by the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT), Registered Apprenticeship Information System (RAIS), Military Occupational Classification (MOC), and the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). Each entry can be viewed in a summary or detailed format. Entries include information on tasks, knowledge required, skills, abilities, work activities, work context, and related occupations. Other categories include Job Zone, interests, work value, and work needs. The Wages & Employment section gives the average salary in each state.

At the Library:
Check resources in our Reference Collection within the 331.1 to 331.7 call numbers.

See also the Online Catalog, checking subjects such as: career development, careers, occupations, vocational guidance, and individual career topics.

Your Library Account

View Your Account and Renew

Don’t remember whether you returned that book or video? Can’t remember if you have asked us to hold a book? Need to renew library materials and the library is closed? Now you can do so online.


Welcome to Verso!

Verso is your online access to the library. In Verso you can:

  • Search the library’s holdings from home
  • Place holds
  • View current check-outs and due dates
  • Check your account balances
  • Create lists of books to read
  • Keep track of what you have read ( library staff cannot see your history)
  • Review books you’ve read
  • Share books with your friends


In order to use these features, you will need to set up an account with you library card.


Account Set Up and Exploration:

Go to our website. Click: Library Catalog.

When Verso is loaded, look in the upper right corner for Login. Click Please Login. 

Log in to your account using your library card number and  password. If this is your first time signing in, you will use the following as your password: USERPASS  You will then be prompted to create your own unique password. From here, you can explore your account.

Click on My Account to see items checked out and due dates.  You may renew and see a list of reserved items on this screen. 

Place holds using the quick search or advanced search feature on the home page.  When you have found your title, double-click the title and click reserve item on the left side of screen.

If you need more help please give us a call at 423-745-7782.

Please click here for a video introduction of VERSO.