The Alabama Virtual Library includes four business databases with full-text magazine, newspaper, and journal articles on business and industry news, research, and data. Links to online tutorials for using these databases are in the box below.
If you are accessing the AVL in the state of Alabama, the geolocation feature should authenticate you and allow access to the databases. If you have trouble accessing AVL, visit an Alabama public library and ask for a username and password.
Business Insights: Essentials - Recently upgraded for the AVL, it provides detailed company and industry news. Business articles, company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies. Includes Datamonitor Industry Profiles. Gale provides a 3 minute online tutorial for conducting an article search.
Business Index - articles and images from academic and business journals.
Regional Business News - full-text coverage of 75 regional business publications. A good source for information about smaller companies.
Below are user instruction flash videos provided by the database vendors.
Current issues of the below business newspapers, magazines, and journals can be found in the Reference Department on the second floor of the Main Library, 915 Monroe Street.
Chronicle of Philanthropy (newspaper)
Harvard Business Review
Home Business (new subscription for 2012)
Investor’s Business Daily (newspaper)
Non-Profit Times (newspaper)
Survey of Current Business
Value Line (Investment Survey)
Value Line (Small & Mid-Cap Survey)
Wall Street Journal (newspaper)