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Online Databases

A variety of resources are available at your fingertips if you know where to look!

  • Start with the Alabama Virtual Library (AVL), which provides all Alabama residents with free online access to essential library and information resources. AVL has a jumping-off page for their databases as well as a a list of databases with descriptions.
  • Interested in researching genealogy or regional history? Visit the Huntsville Heritage Room's page for a description of the collections available and location details.

Resource Collections

Academic Search Premier -

This scholarly resource contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.  

 

Alabama Libraries -

Online catalogs of many Alabama libraries with a common search screen.

Alabama Virtual Library -

The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources. It is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research. Through the AVL, an equitable core of information sources are available to every student and citizen in Alabama, raising the level of excellence in schools and communities across the state. Visit the AVL here: hmcpl.org/avl.

AlabamaMosaic -

AlabamaMosaic is a repository of digital materials on Alabama's history, culture, places, and people. Its purpose is to make unique historical treasures from Alabama's archives, libraries, museums, universities and other repositories electronically accessible to Alabama residents as well as scholars throughout the world.  As a part of AlabamaMosaic, HMCPL is digitizing images from a collection of historic Huntsville photographs that are housed in the library's archives.

Alt HealthWatch -

Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine. It offers libraries an immediate resource of full text articles, from 140 international, and often peer-reviewed, journals, reports, proceedings and association & consumer newsletters. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts.

Ancestry Library Edition -

This collection of more than 4,000 databases and two billion names is essential to having a broad genealogy collection. 

Axis 360 -

Browse the AXIS 360 collection of hundreds of ebooks, then read them using the innovative and state-of-the-art Blio reader or the Axis360 app on phones, tablets, and more.  Sign into the Axis360 Magic Wall to check out 5 titles at a time – choose anywhere from 1-14 days to check out. Go to hmcpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com or find in My Digital Library on hmcpl.org.

Biography Reference Bank -

Contains biographical information on approximately half a million people, from antiquity to the present, along with thousands of images. It contains the full text of the articles from more than 100 volumes of biographical reference books published by H. W. Wilson, including all the articles from all volumes of Current Biography, the World Author Series, Nobel Prize Winners, World Artists, World Film Directors, American Reformers, and numerous biographical books on musicians and composers throughout history, as well as thousands of biographies from other respected publishers.

Book Collection: Nonfiction -

A rich research database for public libraries, it contains informative abstracts and full text for more than 2,000 popular nonfiction books. The database includes full text entries on social studies and science, as well as information on careers, health, sports, adventure, and technology.

BookFlix -

This Scholastic online literacy resource pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks to reinforce reading skills and introduce children to a world of knowledge and exploration.  Access with your library card number. 

Britannica Learning Zone -

An interactive atlas, online art activities, interactive games and learning materials, audio and video, and vocabulary builders teach concepts that children are curious about, such as geography, numbers, colors, time, and sounds.

Britannica Online Academic Edition -

Britannica Online has been thoroughly updated with new content and a more user-friendly interface that specifically addresses the needs of college and university libraries. Now called Britannica Online Academic Edition, the site includes new content such as World Data Analyst, Gateway to the Classics, and our collection of Notable Quotations as well as new functionality including advanced search capabilities and the Britannica Workspace, a research organizer.

Britannica Online Public Library Edition -

Includes two unique home pages -- one for children and another for adults. Contains Encyclopædia Britannica, Compton’s by Britannica, Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia, and Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. Contains full-text magazine articles, Web sites that have been reviewed and verified by Britannica editors, a homework help section for students, a world atlas, Merriam-Webster dictionaries and thesauri for children and adults, a Spanish-English dictionary, video and audio content, daily content updates, and more.

Britannica Online School Edition -

Gives teachers and students instant access to four complete encyclopedias that ensure consistency with classroom topics and age-appropriate language. Offers student-friendly website recommendations, current magazine and journal articles, the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate and Student Dictionaries and Thesauri (with audio pronunciations), a world atlas, plus online learning materials that are developed by teachers and curriculum experts. Contains encyclopedia articles and Learning Materials correlated to the Alabama State Standards!

Business and Company Resource Center -

Integrates detailed company and industry news by bringing together articles from periodicals, company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, and chronologies.

Business Index ASAP -

Full text articles and images from academic and business journals. Provides information on management issues, economic indicators and business theories and practices, as well as on the activities of companies and industries worldwide.

Business Source Premier -

Full text articles and images from nearly 7,600 periodicals and other sources covering business, marketing, management, MIS, POM, economics, finance, banking, accounting, and much more. Datamonitor Company Profiles are also available.

Catalog -

Access your library account, download items from the Digital Media Zone or check out our hot titles, newest books and best sellers at the library by browsing our online catalog.

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Academic Search Premier -

This scholarly resource contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.  

 

Alabama Libraries -

Online catalogs of many Alabama libraries with a common search screen.

Alabama Virtual Library -

The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources. It is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research. Through the AVL, an equitable core of information sources are available to every student and citizen in Alabama, raising the level of excellence in schools and communities across the state. Visit the AVL here: hmcpl.org/avl.

AlabamaMosaic -

AlabamaMosaic is a repository of digital materials on Alabama's history, culture, places, and people. Its purpose is to make unique historical treasures from Alabama's archives, libraries, museums, universities and other repositories electronically accessible to Alabama residents as well as scholars throughout the world.  As a part of AlabamaMosaic, HMCPL is digitizing images from a collection of historic Huntsville photographs that are housed in the library's archives.

Alt HealthWatch -

Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine. It offers libraries an immediate resource of full text articles, from 140 international, and often peer-reviewed, journals, reports, proceedings and association & consumer newsletters. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts.

Ancestry Library Edition -

This collection of more than 4,000 databases and two billion names is essential to having a broad genealogy collection. 

Axis 360 -

Browse the AXIS 360 collection of hundreds of ebooks, then read them using the innovative and state-of-the-art Blio reader or the Axis360 app on phones, tablets, and more.  Sign into the Axis360 Magic Wall to check out 5 titles at a time – choose anywhere from 1-14 days to check out. Go to hmcpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com or find in My Digital Library on hmcpl.org.

Axis 360 -

Browse the AXIS 360 collection of hundreds of ebooks, then read them using the innovative and state-of-the-art Blio reader or the Axis360 app on phones, tablets, and more.  Sign into the Axis360 Magic Wall to check out 5 titles at a time – choose anywhere from 1-14 days to check out. Go to hmcpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com or find in My Digital Library on hmcpl.org.

BookFlix -

This Scholastic online literacy resource pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks to reinforce reading skills and introduce children to a world of knowledge and exploration.  Access with your library card number. 

Kids InfoBits -

Kids InfoBits features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Kids Search -

This new interface is designed to offer elementary school students an easy-to-use and graphically appealing search experience, including improved functionality over Searchasaurus and Primary Search. It features better relevancy ranking, topic searching and access to a wide variety of source types. The Basic Search screen highlights Topics rather than Source Types, and includes the ability to search Images or Images/Videos, from the toolbar.

Learning Express Library -

Learning Express Library - Whatever your goal, Learning Express Library's resources will help you succeed. Each of the Learning Centers offers practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.  To have complete access, set up an account with Learning Express on their main page while at any library location.  This resource is provided by the Alabama Public Library Service.

 

TrueFlix -

This online resource leverages content to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge, and cultivate skills through the inquiry process. Delivered completely over the internet, TrueFlix is a perfect Whiteboard resource with its collection of introductory videos and media types, leveled texts, voice-over reading features, and soft assessments, allows students to graduate from "learning to read" to "reading to learn" and master content area knowledge in science and social studies and supports the Common Core Standards with its featuring of multiple text types and a cross-curricular, nonfiction focus with a soft assessment feature. 

World Almanac for Kids -

Easy-to-use reference database complements SIRS Discoverer articles by providing facts and information on a variety of topics including people, countries, animals, the environment and history. Maps and other related graphics are also available.

Academic Search Premier -

This scholarly resource contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.  

 

Alabama Libraries -

Online catalogs of many Alabama libraries with a common search screen.

AlabamaMosaic -

AlabamaMosaic is a repository of digital materials on Alabama's history, culture, places, and people. Its purpose is to make unique historical treasures from Alabama's archives, libraries, museums, universities and other repositories electronically accessible to Alabama residents as well as scholars throughout the world.  As a part of AlabamaMosaic, HMCPL is digitizing images from a collection of historic Huntsville photographs that are housed in the library's archives.

Axis 360 -

Browse the AXIS 360 collection of hundreds of ebooks, then read them using the innovative and state-of-the-art Blio reader or the Axis360 app on phones, tablets, and more.  Sign into the Axis360 Magic Wall to check out 5 titles at a time – choose anywhere from 1-14 days to check out. Go to hmcpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com or find in My Digital Library on hmcpl.org.

BookFlix -

This Scholastic online literacy resource pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks to reinforce reading skills and introduce children to a world of knowledge and exploration.  Access with your library card number. 

Directory of Open Access Journals -

Categorized, searchable links to free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. The aim of the DOAJ is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.  DOAJ defines open access journals as journals that use a funding model that does not charge readers or their institutions for access.

Gale Virtual Reference Library -

A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7 with your library card and PIN/Password. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).

 

Gardening, Landscaping & Horticulture -

Farmers, landscape architects, and biotechnologists alike will have their information appetites sated with this Gale Collection of journals focused specifically on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture. A fertile and growing collection, this collection includes content relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies.

 

 

Kids InfoBits -

Kids InfoBits features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Kids Search -

This new interface is designed to offer elementary school students an easy-to-use and graphically appealing search experience, including improved functionality over Searchasaurus and Primary Search. It features better relevancy ranking, topic searching and access to a wide variety of source types. The Basic Search screen highlights Topics rather than Source Types, and includes the ability to search Images or Images/Videos, from the toolbar.

Learning Express Library -

Learning Express Library - Whatever your goal, Learning Express Library's resources will help you succeed. Each of the Learning Centers offers practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.  To have complete access, set up an account with Learning Express on their main page while at any library location.  This resource is provided by the Alabama Public Library Service.

 

TrueFlix -

This online resource leverages content to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge, and cultivate skills through the inquiry process. Delivered completely over the internet, TrueFlix is a perfect Whiteboard resource with its collection of introductory videos and media types, leveled texts, voice-over reading features, and soft assessments, allows students to graduate from "learning to read" to "reading to learn" and master content area knowledge in science and social studies and supports the Common Core Standards with its featuring of multiple text types and a cross-curricular, nonfiction focus with a soft assessment feature. 

Vocational and Career Collection -

Supports vocational and technical courses of study with information from industry and trade-related journals, reviews and newspapers. The database indexes over 510 titles with full text of articles from over 160 titles and nearly 5,000 Magill's Book Reviews.

World Almanac for Kids -

Easy-to-use reference database complements SIRS Discoverer articles by providing facts and information on a variety of topics including people, countries, animals, the environment and history. Maps and other related graphics are also available.

Academic Search Premier -

This scholarly resource contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.  

 

Alabama Libraries -

Online catalogs of many Alabama libraries with a common search screen.

Axis 360 -

Browse the AXIS 360 collection of hundreds of ebooks, then read them using the innovative and state-of-the-art Blio reader or the Axis360 app on phones, tablets, and more.  Sign into the Axis360 Magic Wall to check out 5 titles at a time – choose anywhere from 1-14 days to check out. Go to hmcpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com or find in My Digital Library on hmcpl.org.

Directory of Open Access Journals -

Categorized, searchable links to free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. The aim of the DOAJ is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.  DOAJ defines open access journals as journals that use a funding model that does not charge readers or their institutions for access.

Gale Virtual Reference Library -

A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7 with your library card and PIN/Password. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).

 

Gardening, Landscaping & Horticulture -

Farmers, landscape architects, and biotechnologists alike will have their information appetites sated with this Gale Collection of journals focused specifically on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture. A fertile and growing collection, this collection includes content relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies.

 

 

Learning Express Library -

Learning Express Library - Whatever your goal, Learning Express Library's resources will help you succeed. Each of the Learning Centers offers practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.  To have complete access, set up an account with Learning Express on their main page while at any library location.  This resource is provided by the Alabama Public Library Service.

 

Vocational and Career Collection -

Supports vocational and technical courses of study with information from industry and trade-related journals, reviews and newspapers. The database indexes over 510 titles with full text of articles from over 160 titles and nearly 5,000 Magill's Book Reviews.