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Tennessee Electronic Library Usage Increases Significantly in 2012
New Services to be Added This Year
(Published: January 14, 2013)

The Tennessee Electronic Library's (TEL) web page saw an increase of nearly 15 percent last year compared to the year before, indicating more Tennesseans are finding the free resources available to them through TEL's many databases.

“TEL is an important resource for Tennesseans,” Secretary of State Tre Hargett said. “Whether it is helping students study for the ACT or SAT or assisting individuals find new careers, I am happy to see that more Tennesseans are using the vast array of free information and databases available to them through TEL. We will continue our efforts to inform Tennesseans about the free resources available to them through TEL.”

TEL Coordinator Wendy Cornelisen attributes the increase to a number of factors. Use of Test Prep, a feature that helps students get ready for standardized tests, increased by 12 percent and use of the online version of  World Book Encyclopedia increased by 53 percent.