UT Libraries Introduces New Smokies Database

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Learning more about any aspect of the Great Smoky Mountains just became easier.

Friends and fans of the Smokies now have an added resource to research the history, plants, animals and culture of the mountains and surrounding region.

The Great Smoky Mountains Regional Project at the University of Tennessee Libraries recently released the new "Database of the Smokies," a free online bibliography of Smoky Mountains material published since 1934, the year the national park was established, according to a news release.

"Not only will it provide information on research, but we hope it will be the springboard to new research," said Anne Bridges, who, along with Ken Wise, is a co-director of the Great Smoky Mountains Regional Project.

According to UT, the database contains searchable records of books, scholarly and popular journal articles, government and scientific reports, theses and dissertations, maps, digitized photographs and travel guides. …