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.

Logo image for Britannica SchoolBritannica School offers thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate encyclopedias. Choose from three user-friendly learning entry points Elementary, Middle, and High School for a wealth of content to explore.

Audience: Elementary School through High School

bie_sm.jpgBusiness Insights: Essentials provides access to company and industry information, articles, and statistical data. Users can access brokerage reports, investment research, SWOT reports, corporate chronologies, full text periodicals, and more.

Audience: High School, College, and General Public

bsp_200_sm.pngBusiness Source Premier provides access to full text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines. Topics include accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, management information systems, and operations management.

Audience: High School, College, and General Public

​​eds_200_sm.pngEBSCO Discovery Service brings together the most comprehensive collection of content—including superior indexing from top subject indexes,​ high-end full text and the entire library collection—all within an unparalleled full-featured, customizable discovery layer experience. - EBSCO Website

Audience: All

ebh_200_sm.pngEBSCOhost is a menu of full text databases provided by EBSCO. Databases can be searched individually or (by marking the selection boxes) can be searched simultaneously in related groups.

Audience: Middle School through College, and General Public

Logo image for Encyclopedia of AlabamaThe Encyclopedia of Alabama is a free, online resource on Alabama history, culture, geography, and natural environment.

Audience: All

eric_200_sm.pngERIC (Education Resources Information Center), provides access to indexed and full-text education literature and resources. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education.

Audience: College, Educators, and General Public

Logo image for Ethnic NewsWatchEthnic NewsWatch provides access to full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press. Ethnic NewsWatch provides researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives.

Audience: High School through College, and General Public