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.

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

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

Audience: Educators

oxfordenglishdictionary.jpgThe Oxford English Dictionary is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words - past and present- from across the English-speaking world. The Oxford English Dictionary provides the history of individual words, and of the language, from classic literature and specialists periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.

Audience: High School through College and General Public

OxfordReference.jpgOxford Reference Online spans 25 different subject areas and brings together 2 million digitized entries from across Oxford University Press's Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Companions.

Audience: High School through College, and General Public

oxfordscholarship.jpgOxford Scholarship Online provides access to books across the scholarly list of Oxford University Press. Subjects range from the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law.

Audience: High School through College, and General Public

pebblego_logo.jpgPebbleGo Animals is an animal database designed specifically for K-3 emergent readers and researchers. PebbleGo Animals features nearly 300 articles on animals, audio and video of animals, educational games, and read aloud functionality.

Pebble:Go Dinosaurs features over 125 articles on different dinosaur species, scientifically accurate illustrations, and interactive games, and read-aloud functionality.

PebbleGo Science lets beginning researchers explore the world around them. PebbleGo Science features nearly 250 science articles, activities, science videos, and read-aloud functionality.

Audience: Pre-Kindergarten to 3rd Grade