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.

lista_200_sm.pngLibrary, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) provides indexing and abstracting for hundreds of key journals, books, and research reports. Subjects covered are bibliometrics, cataloging, classification, information management, librarianship, online information retrieval, and more.

Audience: Media Specialists, College, and General Public

mas_ultra_200_sm.pngMAS Ultra Student Edition provides access to full-text magazines, reference books, and primary source documents that cover many subjects including science, history, and health. MAS Ultra School Edition also includes a image collection that contains photos, maps, flags, and color PDFs.

Audience: High School, College, and General Public

mfp_200_sm_0.pngMasterFILE Premier provides access to full-text magazines, reference books and primary source documents. MasterFILE Premier also includes an image collection that contains photos, maps, and flags.

Audience: General Public

Logo image for Medline PlusMedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in a language that is easy to understand. Medline Plus provides access to the latest medical research, clinical trials, meanings of words, and medical videos and illustrations. Links to clinical trials, information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, directories, medical encyclopedias, and health information in Spanish are also available.

Audience: General Public

msp_200_sm.pngMiddle Search Plus provides access to middle school magazines. Middle Search Plus also includes thousands of biographies, historical essays and primary source documents.

Audience: Middle School

mgc_200_sm.jpgMilitary & Government Collection provides access to full-text journals and periodicals pertaining to all branches of the military and government. Military & Government Collection offers current news to military members, analysts, policy makers, researchers, and students.

Audience: Military Personnel and General Public

nps_200_sm.pngNewspaper Source provides access to full text for hundreds of national U.S., international, and regional newspapers. Newspaper Source also offers television and radio news transcripts.

Audience: Middle School through College and General Public

Collaborate, explore, and create with educators around the world to improve curriculum. - OER Commons websiteLogo image for OER Commons

Access Common Core resources, access content that is curated for the AVL Hub, and search collections that curated by digital librarians.

Audience: Educators