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Alabama Virtual Library Provides students, teachers, and citizens of the state with online access to library information resources.

These databases can be accessed through AVL.

Britannica Online- Britannica Encylopedia

EBSCO HOST  Database of journals for your academic research ranging from health to literature reviews 

EBSCO HOST Tutorial                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Gale Power Search- Please see your campus librarian for off campus-access.

Use this database to find full-text periodical articles on:  Current Events, Economics, Education, History,

Humanities, Literature and Art, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, and more.

LearningExpress Library 

Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want-at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you.

First go to Then choose LearningExpress Library.  Create an account and begin to find a wealth of learning resources.

Encyclopedia Alabama

Free, online resource on Alabama history, culture, geography, and natural environment.


Education Resources Information Center- is an online digital library of education research and information.

ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and

information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the

research arm of Congress.   

It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and

manuscripts in its collections.

Online Public Access Catalog

Online Public Access Catalog is an online database of materials held at the Alabama Southern Library System.

You can search our library catalog to locate books, periodicals, audio/visual materials or other items.

Rittenhouse R2L

The R2 Digital Library is an integrated, full text eBook database. Create your account, then log in to Rittenhouse to find eBooks on many nursing topics. A to Z drug and topic index is included.