AVL Database Descriptions

Alabama Virtual Library provides free access to numerous reliable online research databases for all Alabama residents.... Click on an AVL resource below to view its description. To view AVL's Collection Policy, please click here.

asp_200_sm.pngAcademic Search Premier provides access to full text journals, magazines, and other resources. Subjects include biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion and philosophy, science and technology, and veterinary science.

Audience: College and General Public

AccessScience_Logo_sm-2.pngAccessScience is an online resource that contains written reference material that covers all major scientific disciplines. AccessScience offers links to primary research material, videos and animations, and specially designed curriculum maps for teachers.

Audience: High School, College, and General Public

Alabama_Mosaic.jpgAlabamaMosaic (Alabama's Digitization Project) is a work in progress. A number of collections are available for browsing and searching. More collections will be added in the near future. The purpose of AlabamaMosaic is to make unique historical treasures from Alabama's archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories electronically accessible to Alabama residents as well as scholars throughout the world.

Audience: High School through College and General Public

ahw_200_sm.pngAlt HealthWatch focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Alt HealthWatch provides access to full text articles for more than 190 international and often peer-reviewed journals.

Audience: College and General Public

bfs_db_sm.jpgBlack Freedom Struggle provides access to primary source documents related to vital people and events in African American history. Subjects covered are the Abolitionist Movement, the Civil War and Reconstruction Era, the Jim Crowe Era to the Great Depression, the Contemporary Era, and more.

Audience: Middle School, High School, College, and General Public 

ebc_200_sm.pngBook Collection: Nonfiction provides access to abstracts and searchable full text for thousands of popular nonfiction books. Book Collection: Nonfiction includes titles on careers, health, adventure, sports, technology, life skills and more.

Audience: Middle School through College and General Public

bookconn_db.jpgBook Connections provides librarians with access to 278,354 resources on children's and young adult books including Book Collection and Analysis, Library Programming, Homeschool Support, Diverse Books Toolkit, and more.

brit_academic2.jpgBritannica Academic delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. The combination of Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that students need to consult when conducting thorough research.

Audience: College

Logo image for Britannica LibraryBritannica Library combines three sites in one: Children, Young Adults, and the Reference Center - where users can conduct research, complete homework assignments, and work on special projects. Britannica Library lets users choose the age-appropriate level that works best for them.

Audience: General Public

Original_Sources2.jpgBritannica Original Sources provides access to more than 420,000 works of classic, primary reference sources in world history, U.S. history, political science, law, literature, science, mathematics, social science, philosophy, religion, and language arts.

Audience: High School, College, and General Public