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.

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Learn how to get your Alabama learner's permit or driver's license. See Alabama DMV manuals and Alabama DMV practice tests for car, motorcycle and commercial driver's license (CDL). Site includes an exam simulator and DMV-related FAQ. learn more
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Remote Access Available.
The Oxford African American Studies Center provides students, teachers, and scholars with an authoritative and comprehensive source on the African American experience. The site is comprised of five major encyclopedias and content from eighteen additional reference sources from Oxford University... learn more
Requires a JCLC card and residence in Birmingham, AL.
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Remote Access Available.
The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Online Checklist provides a searchable database of the fire insurance maps published by the Sanborn Map Company housed in the collections of the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress. The online checklist is based upon the Library's 1981 publication... learn more
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Remote Access Available.
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
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Enjoy complimentary access to The New York Times digital edition. In order to have access to more than 5 articles, you must register on nytimes.com.   Wait! Want to have access at home or on the go?   We can help, but there are a few things you'll need to keep in mind: You... learn more
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