Use this link generator to create customized TEL database URLs for your library. These URLs are unique to your library, allow you to collect usage statistics for your institution, and include geolocation authentication so your patrons can access TEL resources without entering a username or password.

For each TEL vendor, enter your library’s account information (e.g., Location ID for Gale; Token for ProQuest) and click Go. Simply copy and paste the URLs when building your library's website.

Alternatively use the TEL Portal URLs access using the portal links will not generate usage statistics for your library.

What is Geo-IP Authentication?
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Gale Databases

Gale eBooks

Gale Journal Level Links

Please enter an ISSN to get a journal level Geo Link for your account:

Gale Testing & Eduction Reference Center (TERC) Hub Links

Ancestry.com

Please use the following TEL URL to provide access to a selection of Tennessee records including birth, death, and tax lists via a partnership with Ancestry.com. Individual library URLs are not available at this time.

Title Geo Link Access
1 Ancestry.com https://www.galesupport.com/telGeo/geo.php?db=ANCS

Heritage Quest

Please use the following TEL URL to provide access to HeritageQuest. Individual library URLs are not available at this time.

Title Geo Link Access
1 Heritage Quest https://www.galesupport.com/telGeo/geo.php?db=PQHQ

ProQuest Tennessean

If you do not know your credentials, please contact ProQuest technical support at [email protected] or 1-800-889-3358. Request your usage report admin login at the same time. If your resources are behind a proxy server, contact the TEL Administrator (email: [email protected]).

Transparent Language

This site will generate a URL for Transparent Language. If your resources are behind a proxy server, contact the TEL administrator.

World Book Resources

Please enter your World Book authentication username to customize the Geo Link for your account.

For most libraries, your World Book username is the same as the Location Id for your Gale account (tel_x_xxxx). You can look up your library’s username in our list of World Book accounts. If your library is not listed, please contact World Book tech support at [email protected] or 1-800-338-8382 to obtain an authentication username.