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.

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 to over 10 million articles on drama, art history, music, and filmmaking. More than 250 journals covered in Wilson Art Index, the Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM), and other databases are available in full text.

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

pphi_sm.jpgGale OneFile: Home Improvement provides access to more than 4.5 million articles from over 200 home improvement focused titles that cover topics including tool and material selection, zoning requirements, architectural techniques, and more.

Audience: High School, College, and General Public

ppth_sm.jpgGale OneFile: Hospitality and Tourism provides access to topics on the cultural and economic aspects of travel and tourism. Gale OneFile: Hospitality and Tourism offers content for both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism industry.

Audience: High School, College, and General Public

ifme_sm.jpgGale OneFile: Informe Academico provides access to Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines. Gale OneFile: Informe Academico offers a wide range of content both from and about Latin America.

Audience: All