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Academic Search Complete - Multi-disciplinary database provides full text for nearly 6,800 scholarly publications with coverage in virtually every subject area updated daily. Academic Search Premier is a section of this database.

Academic Search Premier (AVL) - Multi-disciplinary database provides full text for nearly 3,500 scholarly publications with coverage in virtually every subject area updated daily. Academic Search Elite is a section of this database.

Alabama Mosaic (AVL) - Digital repository of images relating Alabama’s history, culture, places, and people.

Becomeopedia.com - Description about various professions, the process and training needed to become a particular profession, along with salary and potential career paths.

Britannica E-books - Unlimited access to 325 E-Books for ages 4 to adult, covering topics such as Biographies, Geography, Government, History, Literature, Philosophy, Religion, Culture, & Tradition, Science & Math, and Sports

Career Library (AVL) - Resource to help prepare for college or the workforce.

CareerOneStop - Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals.

Census Bureau - Population, economic, and social data as compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau.

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) - Collection of electronic books (e-books) which are also accessible via HORNETCat. Formerly known as NetLibrary.

Education Resource Organizations Directory   - Addresses, e-mails, and websites of U.S. state and territory education agencies.

Electronic State Publications Collection of Alabama - Various publications from many agencies, boards, and commissions within Alabama state government.

Encyclopedia of Alabama - History, culture, geography, and natural environment of Alabama.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online (AVL) - Online version of the print Encyclopedia Britannica with hyper-links to related information on the Internet.

Facts on File World News Digest - Seven decades of news from the Facts on File World News Digest.

Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia (AVL) - Over 25,000 encyclopedic entries which are searchable by subject keyword.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (AVL) - Database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus (AVL) - Online version of well-known dictionary and thesaurus which is located at the bottom right of the Encyclopedia Britannica screen.

Occupational Outlook Handbook Online - Most current edition of this career information and work conditions resource.

OneLook Dictionary Search - Definitions and (in some cases) translations of over 4 million words from over 800 dictionaries indexed.

Oxford English Dictionary Online (OED Online) (AVL) - Electronic version of the print Oxford English Dictionary.

Oxford Reference Online Premium (AVL) - Collection of 100+ dictionaries, encyclopedias, and companion books published by Oxford University Press.

Sports Reference - Statistics and resources for sports fans.

World Data Analyst (AVL) - Snapshots of each country along with opportunities to compare and rank political, economic, or social data across countries.

World Factbook - Published by the Central Intelligence Agency, this factbook provides political, economic information for every country and territory.

Encarta Africana - Over 3,000 articles and 2,500+videos, audio clips, maps and photos including special interactive features of historic sites located in Africa and virtual tours of African cities.Located in Special Collections on the 1st Floor.