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.

gls2_sm.jpgGale Literature allows researchers to cross search Gale's literature resources which includes Gale Literature Resource Center, Gale Literature: LitFinder, Gale Literature: Contemporary Authors, and more.

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

litrc_sm_2.jpgGale Literature Resource Center provides access to literature criticism, topic and work overviews, biographies, author interviews, and more on some of history's most popular authors.

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

ca_2_sm.jpgGale Literature: Contemporary Authors provides access to information on modern poets, nonfiction writers, novelists, journalists, and more. Researchers can access information on the writer's career, history, biographical and critical sources, and more.

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

dlbc_sm_2.jpgGale Literature: Dictionary of Literary Biography allows researchers to explore the lives, works, and careers of some of the world's most influential literary figures.

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

litf_sm_2.jpgGale Literature: LitFinder provides access to full-text written works, essays, and speeches from popular poets, historical figures, Presidents and world leaders.

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

g-scrib_sm.jpgGale Literature: Scribner Writer Series provides access to original scholarly essays, biographical information, citation information, and more on authors from all around the world.

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

g-twayne_sm.jpgGale Literature: Twayne’s Author Series introduces researchers to the lives and works of major writers.

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

itbc_sm.jpgGale OneFile: Business provides access to business and trade publications that cover all business disciplines.

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

ppca_sm.jpgGale OneFile: Culinary Arts provides access to information from major cooking and nutrition magazines and reference titles.

Audience: All

ppfa2_sm.jpgGale OneFile: Fine Arts provides access to articles about art, history, drama, music, and more.

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

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