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.

litrc_sm_2.jpgGale Literature Resource Center provides access to more than 160,000 entires with in-depth biographical, bibliographical, and contextual information on authors' works and lives. Literature Resource Center provides users access to literature criticism, biographies, topic and work overviews, news, primary sources, literary works, images, and more.

Audience: High School, College, and General Public

ca_2_sm.jpgGale Literature: Contemporary Authors provides access to current biographical and bibliographical data on more than 149,000 modern authors.

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

dlbc_sm_2.jpgGale Literature: Dictionary of Literary Biography provides access to biographical and critical essays on the lives, works and careers of the world's most influential figures. Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online includes more than 16,000 articles and thousands of images, the online collection of Dictionary of Literary Biography (volumes 1-348), Dictionary of Literary Biography Documentary Series (50 volumes), and Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook (23 volumes.)

Audience: High School, College, and General Public

litf_sm_2.jpgGale Literature: LitFinder provides access to literary works and secondary-source materials. Access more than 132,000 full-text poems, 670,000 poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays.

Audience: Middle School through College and General Public

g-scrib_sm.jpgGale Literature: Scribner Writer Series provides access to signed essays on the lives and works of authors from all around the world and from all time periods.

Audience: Middle School through High School and General Public

g-twayne_sm.jpgGale Literature: Twayne’s Author Series provides access to introductions to the works and lives of major writers of the world and the context of the time period in which they lived.

Audience: High School through College and General Public

itbc_sm.jpgGale OneFile: Business provides coverage for business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, and more. Users will understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through business and trade publications, and by a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications.

Audience: High School, College, and General Public

ppfa2_sm.jpgGale OneFile: Fine Arts provides access over 250 full text journals and over 10 million articles on drama, art history, music, and more.

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

ppgl_sm.jpgGale OneFile: Gardening and Horticulture provides horticultural enthusiasts with access to more than 3 million articles from over 100 journals, and access to over 20 reference titles from Delmar.

Audience: High School, College, and General Public.

stom_sm.jpgGale OneFile: High School Edition provides access to cross-curricular content aligned to national and state curriculum standards. Students can access news content including full-text newspapers and periodicals. Gale OneFile: High School Edition also provides access to videos, images, and audio selections.

Audience: Middle School through High School