Databases

All databases are available in every branch of the Birmingham Public Library, unless otherwise noted. A JCLC library card can be used to access many of the databases, however licensing restrictions force us to limit access to certain databases to residents of Birmingham.

Looking for a particular magazine? Try our electronic journals listing.
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Spotlight Resources
Search America's historic newspapers pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. There are currently 664 historical newspapers available to browse and view in this site and over 140,000 newspapers listed in... learn more
Publicly Available.
Full Text Available.
Remote Access Available.
Browse and search for journal and magazine titles that are available in the BPL collection of electronic databases. Use this tool to identify which database has the desired magazine and the coverage dates that are included in the database. learn more
Publicly Available.
Remote Access Available.
The Oxford English Dictionary Online provides unparalleled access to the wealth of material contained in the acclaimed 20-volume Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary and the 3 volumes of Additions. Online publication also enables the "treasure house" of the English language to move with... learn more
Requires a JCLC card.
Full Text Available.
Remote Access Available.
Skill-building and test preparation materials for standardized tests. Interactive practice exams based on official exams. Scoring and analysis of practice test responses. Basic skills, college preparatory, civil service, GED, and some specific careers. Career Preparation - Make your work goals a... learn more
Requires a JCLC card.
Remote Access Available.
Access World News provides extensive coverage at every level—international, national, regional, state and local. Search or browse more than 500 million current and archived articles from 139 countries and more than 5000 news sources. The unique interface helps users pinpoint useful information as... learn more
Requires a JCLC card and residence in Birmingham, AL.
Full Text Available.
Remote Access Available.
  
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