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.

eps_200_sm.pngPrimary Search is curated for elementary school libraries and provides access to full-text content for popular children's magazines, e-books, and encyclopedic entries.

Audience: Elementary School

Logo image for ProCitizenProCitizen provides access to test preparation tools for the U.S. Naturalization test. Content includes training videos, practice exercises, and quizzes.

Audience: General Public

pdc_200_sm.pngProfessional Development Collection is a database that provides access to full-text content that is intended for professional librarians, educators, and education researchers.

Audience: College & University, Educators, and General Public

Pronunciator600-x-400_5.jpgPronunciator is an online language learning platform that allows users to learn 163 languages with personalized courses, daily lessons, movies, and more.

Audience: All

pubmed_db.jpgPubMed provides access to citations on online books and life science journals, as well as biomedical literature from MEDLINE.

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

rbn_200_sm.pngRegional Business News provides access to full-text regional business publications for the United States and Canadian provinces.

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

tblogo_db.jpgTeachingBooks is a PreK-12 reading and library service that creates connections to the books that people are reading.

Audience: All

vcc_200_sm.pngVocational & Career Collection is a database that provides full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals.

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

weiss_ratings_sm.jpgWeiss Financial Ratings provides access to grades on 53,000 institutions and investments, as well as buy-sell-hold ratings for investors on all U.S. listed stocks, mutual funds, ETFs, and more. Weiss Financial Ratings also provides access to safety ratings for consumers on U.S. banks, credit unions, and insurance companies.

worldcat_sm_db.jpgWorldCat allows researchers to search the collections of libraries in their community, as well as from libraries around the world.

Audience: College & University and General Public