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 Military and Government CollectionMilitary & Government Collection is a database of full-text journals and periodicals that pertain to all branches of the military and government.

Audience: General Public

Logo image for Newspaper SourceNewspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full-text for hundreds of national, international and regional newspapers, as well as television and radio transcripts from major networks.

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

Logo image for OER CommonsOER Commons is a public digital library that provides Alabama students, educators, and the general public with access to free open educational resources.

Audience: All

Logo image for Oxford AcademicOxford Academic provides perpetual access to books spanning the scholarly list of Oxford University Press.

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

Logo image for Oxford English DictionaryThe Oxford English Dictionary provides access to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words from across the English-speaking world.

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

Logo image for Oxford ReferenceOxford Reference provides access to Oxford University Press's Encyclopedias and Companions, as well as a selection of partner publisher's works.

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

Logo image for PBS LearningMediaPBS LearningMedia is a free service that provides access to thousands of resources from PBS stations and content partners. PBS LearningMedia also provides access to over 100,000 digital resources for PreK-12 educators.

Audience: All

Logo image for PebbleGoPebbleGo provides K-3 students with access to interactive articles on animals and science. PebbleGo features text appropriate for K-3 readers, read aloud technology, and more.

Audience: Pre-K to 3rd Grade

Logo image for Points of View Reference SourcePoints of View Reference Source contains resources that present multiple sides of an issue. Points of View Reference Source helps students understand controversial issues and to develop analytical thinking skills.

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

Logo image for Primary SearchPrimary 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