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Search information services subscribed to by the Alabama Virtual Library, Alabama Public Library Service, Jefferson County Library Cooperative, and JCLC member libraries.

Dictionaries, Directories, and Encyclopedias

Britannica Online Academic Edition
Britannica Online Public Library Edition
Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia
Merriam-Webster Online
Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford Reference Online Premium

Languages, Literature, Writers and Books

Book Collection: Nonfiction
Literature Resource Center
--LRC includes Contemporary Authors
--Scribner's Writers Series
--Twayne's Authors Series

Social Sciences, Careers, and Tests

Adult Education and Career Center
Alabama Legal Forms
Black Freedom Struggle in the United States
Civil Rights Digital Library
Ethnic NewsWatch
History Reference Center
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Military & Government Collection
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Points of View Reference Center
Professional Development Collection
Sanborn Maps
Tuition Funding Sources
Vocational and career collection


Business Collection
Business Index ASAP
Business Insights: Essentials
Business Source Premier
Reference USA
Regional Business News

General Reference, Magazines, and Newspapers 

Academic Search Premier
Britannica E-Books
Explora Public Libraries
First Search (OCLC)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
General OneFile
General Reference Center Gold
¡Informe! (Revistas en Español)
Image Collection via MasterFILE Premier
MasterFILE Premier
Newspaper Source
Overdrive Magazines
Power Search (Thomson Gale)
Student Edition

For Young People

Britannica School Elementary
Britannica Online School Edition
Gale In Context: Elementary
Homework Alabama
Kids Search
Live Homework Help
Pebble Go
TeachingBooks for Schools

Health and Science

Alt HealthWatch
Chilton Library
Health InfoNet of Alabama
Health Source: Consumer Edition
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Merck Manuals

Local History and Genealogy

Alabama Coal Mine Fatalities, 1898 - 1938
Alabama Decorative Arts Survey
Alabama Episcopal Church Registers
Alabama Inventors Database
Alabama Mosaic
Ancestry (available only inside the library)
Birmingham Black Barons
Digital Collections
Encyclopedia of Alabama
Jefferson County Probate Court, Loose Records (1852-1936)
Oak Hill Memorial Cemetery Interments
Obituary Index : Birmingham Area Newspapers
Red Mountain Cemetery, Records of Interments, 1888-1906
Shadow Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery Interments
WPA Index to Alabama Biography
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