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AVL News

  • Employment Resources are available until April 30, 2014, to assist those who have lost jobs. Employment Resources
  • Lexile levels of any Elementary or Middle school article on Britannica School can be found by clicking the Teacher tab in each article.

NEW! More Employment Resources

To help job seekers and small businesses, the AVL is providing additional databases and e-books through April 2014. These resources are available on the Employment Resources page. NOTE: You can also reach these resources by clicking on the link in the AVL News section.

If these resources help you find a job or promote your business, share your story with us at avlhelpdesk@asc.edu.


Britannica E-Books – unlimited access to E-Books covering topics such as Biographies, Geography, Government, History, Literature, Philosophy, Religion, Culture, & Tradition, Science & Math, and Sports. To download an informational flyer, click here. Be sure to read the INSTRUCTIONS for downloading MARC records.


Gale Virtual Reference Library – additional titles have been added to Drama for Students and Novels for Students as well as several business titles. MARC Records.

Oxford Digital Reference Shelf (via Oxford Reference) – offers full-text access to 20 titles in Art, Culture, and History. And, Oxford Scholarship Online – offers full-text access to 89 academic monographs in Business & Management, Mathematics, Public Health & Epidemiology, and Social Work(title list, MARC Records)   

How to Access E-Books

Click "E-Books" on the left sidebar from "Student Resources" or "Adult Resources"


Click "E-Books" from the top menu to see complete list

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