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.

msic_sm.jpgGale In Context: Middle School combines Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and more. Categories include cultures, government, people, world and U.S. history, literature, and more.

Audience: Middle School and High School

ovic_sm.jpgGale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints covers social issues of today. Informed, differing views helps learners to develop critical thinking skills and to develop their own conclusions. Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints offers periodical content that covers current events, news and commentary, economics, environmental issues, political science, and more.

Audience: High School through College and General Public

tglf_sm.jpgGale LegalForms provides access to Alabama specific legal forms covering power of attorney, wills, landlord tenant, business contracts, premarital agreements, and more. Forms are fill-in-the-blank, downloadable, and constantly updated to reflect the latest Alabama laws.

Audience: College and University, Adults, and General Public

litn_sm.jpgGale Literary Index is a master index that provides access to author and title listings for more than 130 literature products published by Gale.

Audience: High School, College, and General Public

gls2_sm.jpgGale Literature cross-searches Literature Resource Center, LitFinder, Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Literature Criticism, Twayne’s Authors, and Scribner Writers Series.

Audience: High School through College and General Public

lco_sm_2.jpgGale Literature Criticism provides access to scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals in a format that matches the look and feel of the print originals.

Audience: High School, College, and General Public

litrc_sm_2.jpgGale Literature Resource Center provides access to more than 160,000 entires with in-depth biographical, bibliographical, and contextual information on authors' works and lives. Literature Resource Center provides users access to literature criticism, biographies, topic and work overviews, news, primary sources, literary works, images, and more.

Audience: High School, College, and General Public

ca_2_sm.jpgGale Literature: Contemporary Authors provides access to current biographical and bibliographical data on more than 149,000 modern authors.

Audience: Middle School through High School, College, and the General Public