The Alabama Virtual Library (AVL) 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. If you enjoy the benefits that AVL brings to your school, college, library or home, please take a few minutes to thank your local legislators for providing this resource for the State of Alabama.
AVL can be accessed through the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library website by clicking on 'Online Resources' and selecting 'Alabama Virtual Library' from the pulldown menu. The easiest way to see all of your options is to click on 'View All Resources.'
Many of the Alabama Virtual Library databases provide access to full-text magazine, newspaper, and journal articles. To find articles on your topic, you can
Once you find an article you need, you can download it to your computer, print it, or e-mail it to yourself.
One of the most useful databases for finding articles on literary figures such as Charles Dickens is Literature Resources from Gale. This database provides multiple options including basic search, advanced search, person search, works search and a Gale literary index. Also included are icons for bookmarking entries, dictionary searching, database title lists, general help, tips and a guided tour.
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