General Interest

Databases covering a wide range of topics

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Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile provides more than 10,000 peer-reviewed journals with fact-based, reliable, unbiased content. It includes strong coverage of hard sciences, medicine, engineering and business.

Academic Search Premier avl_logo

Academic Search Premier has information in nearly every area of academic study and includes full-text for more than 4,600 journals, including more than 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.

 Access World News Research Collection

Access World News provides access to local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers as well as full-text content of key international sources. Each provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community, as well as a distinctive focus offering a variety of viewpoints on local and world issues.

Encyclopedia of Alabama

Locally compiled information in a handy web site.

Expanded Academic ASAP avl_logo

Expanded Academic ASAP provides access to scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers-many with full text and images. It includes information about the arts and humanities, social sciences, science and technology.


FirstSearch is the gateway to ten indexing and abstracting (not full text) databases including ArticleFirst, Clase y Periodica, Electronic Collections Online, ERIC, GPO Monthly Catalog, MEDLINE, PapersFirst, ProceedingsFirst, WorldCat and World Almanac. *Citation only index; NO FULL TEXT.

Gale Databases (PowerSearch)

Gale Databases are a group of approximately 24 databases including eBooks and reference materials, as well as abstracted and full text journals, magazines, and newspapers.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is the platform for Gale online products, providing reference ebooks in a variety of academic fields, paid for by AVL, and a growing number of Gale nonfiction ebooks purchased by Faulkner. Everything is cross-searchable.

General OneFile avl_logo

General OneFile is a comprehensive periodical resource that provides access to more than 60 million articles. It contains more than 11,000 titles and back file coverage from 1980 to present.

General Reference Center Gold avl_logo

General Reference Center Gold is a general interest database that integrates a variety of sources – newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

LexisNexis Academic SEE Nexis Uni 

LexisNexis Academic has been replaced by Nexis Uni. “Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790” retrieved from Lexis Nexis website.

Mango Languages

Mango is the easiest, most effective way to become conversational in any of the languages for which Faulkner has purchased lesson sets. Try it, and you will be amazed at how quickly you can get beyond simple greetings. Mango has an iPhone app that also works on the iPad, for your convenience.

MasterFILE Premier avl_logo

MasterFILE Premier is a multidisciplinary database with full text for nearly 1,750 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. The database also includes nearly 500 full text reference books, full text from 86,017 biographies, 105,786 full text primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 341,655 photos, maps and flags.

Nexis Uni

This is Lexis Nexis Academic upgraded. “Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790” retrieved from Lexis Nexis website.

OmniFile Full Text Mega

OmniFile contains full text articles from over 1,750 publications and article abstracts and indexing from over 3,500 publications, with coverage back as early as 1982. The database contains all the information from six Ebsco/Wilson electronic sources: Business Abstracts with Full Text, Education Full Text, General Science Full Text, Humanities Full Text, Reader’s Guide Full Text Mega, and Social Sciences Full Text. It also contains some full text content from five other Ebsco/Wilson databases.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context avl_logo

Opposing Viewpoints in Context is a full text resource covering today’s controversial social issues such as terrorism and gun control. Drawing on the print series by the same name, the database brings together information needed to understand an issue: pro and con viewpoint articles, reference articles to provide context, full-text magazines, academic journals, and newspapers, primary sources, statistical information, and more.

 Oxford English Dictionary  avl_logo

The Oxford English Dictionary is a historical dictionary. It is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. The OED is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.

Oxford Reference Online Premium avl_logo

Oxford Reference Online offers over 175 fully-indexed, cross-searchable dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.

Points of View Reference Center avl_logo

Points of View Reference Center is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. It provides more than 290 topics, each with an overview (objective background and description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.

Vocational & Career Collection avl_logo

Vocational & Career Collection is designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. This collection provides full text coverage for more than 350 trade and industry-related periodicals.


WorldCat is an OCLC catalog of books and other materials found in libraries throughout the world. *Citation only index; NO FULL TEXT.