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Finding scientific information in the Upper School Databases
Databases in the Alabama Virtual Library
Academic Search Premier
At the main AVL menu, choose VIEW ALL DATABASES, and then chose Academic Search Premier (first choice). A multidisciplinary database with both academic and more accessible articles on all topics – not just science.
Easy to use database of articles, biographies, briefs, media and more. Published by McGraw Hill.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
This database give basic info on all topics . The articles are from digitized reference books. We have most of the print versions of the reference books in the Library.
Health Source: Consumer Edition
At the AVL page,, choose VIEW ALL DATABASES and scroll down to Health Source: Consumer Edition. A great mixture of academic article, magazine articles (like Time and Newsweek), and periodicals (like Prevention).
Gale Power Search
Not specifically a science database, but has a multitude of academic articles, popular magazines, videos, etc on all topics.
Salem Press Health
This is a collection of digitized health reference books. Good background articles on details of certain conditions.
Very academic and scholarly articles written at college level in all disciplines.