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.

Logo image for Britannica SchoolBritannica School provides access to curated content that includes articles, images, videos, primary sources, research tools, and more. Britannica School offers three learning entry points: Elementary School, Middle School, and High School.

Audience: Elementary School, Middle School, and High School

bie_sm.jpgBusiness Insights: Essentials provides access to company and industry information, articles, statistical data, and more.

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

bsp_200_sm.pngBusiness Source Premier includes curation and indexing of open access (OA) journals and provides access to active open access journals.

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

cap_ebooks_db_sm.jpgCapstone eBooks is a collection of eBooks focused on PreK, Grades K-6, and early readers.

Audience: Pre-K and Elementary School

chc_200_sm.jpgConsumer Health Complete provides access to consumer-oriented health content and information on key topics across the health and wellness spectrum.

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

lco_sm_2.jpgContemporary Literary Criticism is a subset of the Gale Literature Criticism database. Contemporary Literary Criticism contains Vol. 1 through Vol. 499 of the Contemporary Contemporary Literary Criticism collection.

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

crd_db_sm.jpgCoronavirus Research Database provides access to journal articles, preprints, dissertations, and conference proceedings that pertain to COVID-19, as well as other coronaviruses.

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

​​eds_200_sm.pngEBSCO Discovery Service provides single search access to a majority of AVL resources, as well as the ability to search across EBSCO databases and its partner databases.

Audience: All

ebh_200_sm.pngEBSCOhost is an online research platform that provides access to EBSCO databases and search features that are utilized by researchers.

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

Logo image for Encyclopedia of AlabamaThe Encyclopedia of Alabama provides free access to reference resources on the culture, geography, history, and natural environment of Alabama.

Audience: All