Wednesday, May 14, 2008


EBSCO has acquired the databases "America: History and Life" and "Historical Abstracts" from ABC-CLIO. Users will find, therefore, that "America: History and Life" and "Historical Abstracts" are operating through the EBSCO interface. "America: History and Life" is the definitive index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present, with indexing for 1,700 journals from 1964 to present. "Historical Abstracts" covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present and provides indexing of more than 1,700 academic historical journals in over 40 languages back to 1955. These databases are found on the library's web site at the History subject page: . You can search both databases simultaneously at .

Thursday, May 8, 2008


Homework Alabama is a statewide homework service that uses the Internet to connect students with expert tutors for live, one-on-one help with school assignments.

Homework Alabama's target audience is students in junior high through first-year college and university. For information about hours and access, please visit

Also, please remember the excellent variety of resources available for both students and non-students through the Alabama Virtual Library: Note that users will need to acquire an access card from their public library. Details about access to AVL is available here: