The Library subscribes to many of your favorite magazines in print as well as thousands of electronic
full-text magazines and journals accessed through databases in the Alabama Virtual Library (AVL).
Read full-text articles from magazines or research academic peer-reviewed journals, 24-hours a day, without leaving home.
Learn what magazine titles we maintain by searching our online catalog using the title or obtain an article by accessing a database in AVL via our online catalog (avl.lib.al.us/resources/display_
resources.php) using keyword or subject.
(Library card required)
Current and archived
- Consumer Reports
Available in print at
Reference desk at the
- Full-text articles available through the AVL
Find Magazine & Journal Articles
Looking for articles on a certain subject? Know the title of an article but you don't know the name of the magazine it was published in? Want to find articles by a certain author? The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library enables our users to connect to the Alabama Virtual Library (AVL). AVL provides online access to many library and information resources for all students, teachers and residents of Alabama. In general, AVL is a collection of various databases that includes organized data on certain subjects, that have popular magazine, scholarly journal and newspaper articles useful for research. For example, use these AVL databases to search through multiple publications at once:
Garden & Gun: Soul of the South (New Magazine)
This magazine captures the magic of the New South, covering everything including arts & culture, music, food, home & gardening tips, travel, fishing & hunting spots and more...
See if you agree with this review from: Garden & Gun (Magazine)
LarissaTN - "If you are a Southerner or just enjoy Southern culture, do not hesitate to purchase this magazine. G&G is impeccably crafted in every way and equally appealing to men and women. It is the highlight of my mailbox every other month, and I plan to place several gifts."
Home Business (New Magazine)
This magazine addressess all aspects of business. It is helpful for those who already have a home-based business as well as anyone who is interested in starting a business.
Perhaps some of the success stories will be just the inspiration that you need to get you motivated to try to make a living from home!
new Magazine Forthcoming! VegNews
Vegnews is a magazine that provides a wealth of information for anyone who is or isconsidering becoming vegetarian. For anyone interested in health and nutrition, this is a must-read.
HAVING PROBLEMS IN ACCESSING AVL FROM HOME?
The AVL helpdesk can be reached Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. by calling 256-971-7487 or 1-800-276-0370. Voice-mail is available for reporting after-hours problems. You may send e-mail questions and comments to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The AVL helpdesk is coordinated by the Alabama Supercomputer Authority, a technology and Internet partner for Alabama's education community.
Dependent upon your Internet provider, some library users might experience problems in accessing AVL from home. If so, please visit the nearest Branch of the Huntsville-Madison County Library for assistance in setting up an AVL account with a user name and password.
This is not to be confused with your library card number and PIN.
What is my library card number?
Your 14-digit library card number begins with 2156200 and when using this number to log-in
to the library's online catalog, DO NOT add spaces.
What is my PIN?
Your PIN is a four-digit number that was set up when you first received your library card. If you
do not know your PIN or want to change it, you must come to the Main library or a Branch near
you with current photo I.D. to request it or change your PIN.
MAGAZINES AT MAIN (ON 2ND FLOOR)
Current magazines held by the Main Library, 915 Monroe Street, Huntsville, are on the second floor near the Reference desk.
Back issues are maintained on the Periodical shelves on the second floor near the Computer Training Center. Please feel free to ask the Reference librarians for assistance in-person or call (256) 532-5975 or contact us via e-mail at email@example.com.