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 Ethnic NewsWatchEthnic NewsWatch provides access to full-text journals, magazines, and newspapers of the ethnic and minority press.

Audience: High School, College & University, and General Public

explora_200_sm.pngExplora is an interface for schools and public libraries that supports both student research and classroom instruction with reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.

Audience: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, and Educators

ebsco_sm_0.jpgFunk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia is a K-8 resource that is made available through EBSCO's Primary Search database. EBSCO's Primary Search database provides access to full-text children's magazines.

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

gvrl_sm.jpgGale eBooks is a collection of eBooks that cover a wide range of topics including Biographies, Early Learning, General Reference, Science, History, and more.

Audience: All

itof_sm.jpgGale General OneFile provides access to magazine and journal articles that cover a wide range of topics including Careers, Computers and Technology, History, News and Current Events, and more.

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

gie_sm.jpgGale In Context: Elementary provides elementary students with access to an age-appropriate resource that is designed to develop research skills. Gale In Context: Elementary covers a wide range of topics including Animals, Geography, Literature, Science, and more.

Audience: Elementary School

msic_sm.jpgGale In Context: Middle School provides middle school students with access to an age-appropriate resource that contains newspaper and magazine articles, primary sources, videos, and more for research. Gale In Context: Middle School topics include Cultures, Geography, Science, World History, and more.

Audience: Middle School

ovic_sm.jpgGale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints provides facts and insight into the political and social issues of today. Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints provides access to periodical content that covers Current Events, News and Commentary, Economics, Environmental Issues, Politics and Media, and more.

Audience: High School, College & University, and General Public

tglf_sm.jpgGale LegalForms provides access to professionally written Alabama specific legal documents. Gale LegalForms contains downloadable and fill-in-the-blank forms for Power of Attorney, Wills, Landlord-Tenant, Business Contracts, and more.

Audience: College & University, Adults, and General Public

litn_sm.jpgGale Literary Index is a master index for literature products that are published by Gale. Gale Literary Index provides access to author and title listings for literature products from Gale, as well as imprints from St. James Press, Charles Scribner's Sons, and Twayne Publishers.

Audience: High School, College & University, and General Public

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