Reference Resources


Business Index ASAP

Business Source Premier

Reference USA

Regional Business News

Databases for Youth

Alabama DMV Practice Tests

Britannica Learning Zone

Britannica Online for Kids

Britannica Online School Edition

Homework Alabama

Kids InfoBits

Learning Express

SIRS Discoverer

Dictionaries, Directories, and Encyclopedias

Britannica Online Academic Edition

Britannica Online Public Library Edition

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Merriam-Webster Online

Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford Reference Online Premium

General Reference, Magazines, and Newspapers

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy

Academic Search Premier

Britannica E-Books

Chilton Library


Gale Virtual Reference Library

General OneFile

General Reference Center Gold

¡Informe! (Revistas en Español)

MasterFILE Premier

Newspaper Source

Power Search (Thomson Gale)

Research Pro

Student Edition

WorldCat Discovery

Government Resources


Internal Revenue Service

Social Security

State of Alabama

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Services

Alabama Department of Revenue

Alabama Voter Registration

Local Government

City of Gardendale

Gardendale Chamber of Commerce

Jefferson County Online


Federal Tax Forms

State of Alabama Tax Forms

Health and Science

Alt HealthWatch


Health InfoNet of Alabama

Health Source




Alabama Coal Mine Fatalities, 1898 – 1938

Alabama Episcopal Church Registers

Alabama Inventors Database

Alabama Mosaic

Ancestry Library Edition

-Note: This service is only accessible from a Jefferson County Public Library.

Birmingham Black Barons

Birmingham Holocaust Education Center

Digital Collections

Encyclopedia of Alabama

Jefferson County Probate Court, Loose Records (1852-1936)

Oak Hill Memorial Cemetery Interments

Obituary Index : Birmingham Area Newspapers

WPA Index to Alabama Biography

Job Search Resources

Alabama Joblink

Alabama State Personnel Department

Languages, Literature, Writers and Books

Book Collection: Nonfiction

Literature Resource Center
–LRC includes Contemporary Authors
Scribner’s Writers Series
Twayne’s Authors Series


Social Sciences, Careers, and Tests

Civil Rights Digital Library


Ethnic NewsWatch

History Reference Center

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Military & Government Collection

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Points of View Reference Center

Professional Development Collection

Sanborn Maps, 1867- 1970: Alabama

Tuition Funding Sources

Vocational and Career Collection

World Data Analyst