Presentation on theme: "Alabama Virtual Library"— Presentation transcript:
1 Alabama Virtual Library Today I want to introduce you to the Alabama Virtual Library! It is easy to use, free and comprehensive.Alabama Virtual Library
2 What can I use the Alabama Virtual Library for? Research PapersReportsSpeechesHobbiesLiterary CriticismThe AVL can help you find information for research papers, reports, speeches, hobbies and literary criticisms.Alabama Virtual Library
3 How do I access the Alabama Virtual Library? To access the AVL you go to . This address will take you to the home page and your computer screen will look like this.Alabama Virtual LibraryWeb Address:
4 Campus & Library Access If you are at school, all you need to do is click on the Campus & Library button. It will take you directly to the database page.Alabama Virtual Library
5 Home AccessLogin AreaIf you are at home you will need an access card. If you do not have one see the librarian.When you click on the Home Access button it will ask for your login and password. Use the information on the card given to you by the librarian.Alabama Virtual Library
6 Where do I find resources for high school students? This page allows you to choose an age group (for appropriate level information) or topic that you need to find information on.You can also find information on the AVL and how to search the different databases.Alabama Virtual Library
7 Which databases are available on Alabama Virtual Library? After you choose the age level you need information on, the list of databases for that group becomes available.Alabama Virtual Library
8 How do I find literature information? This is an example of a search on Shakespeare using the Literature Resource Center. You can narrow your search by using the full name or dates of a particular author or work that you are looking for.Alabama Virtual Library
9 How do I find magazines on AVL? Ebscohost has a list of databases for magazines, newspapers and journal articles. You select the databases that you would like to search.Alabama Virtual Library
10 Periodical Keyword Search This is an example of a search on Ebscohost using the keyword “sniper”. As you can see, five pages of information regarding snipers was found. To look at any of the articles you click on the title of the article.Alabama Virtual Library
11 How do I find newspaper, magazine, or journal articles on AVL? EBSCOhost Academic Search EliteEBSCOhost MAS Full Text UltraEBSCOhost MasterFile PremierElectric LibraryProQuest Gold PeriodicalsProQuest PA Research IIThese are the different databases provided on Alabama Virtual Library. If you need any type of information you can find it here.SIRS Knowledge Source
12 Which online encyclopedias are available on Alabama Virtual Library? Britannica OnlineFunk & Wagnall’s New World EncyclopediaGrolier’s Encyclopedia Americana OnlineAlabama Virtual Library provides these encyclopedias online.Alabama Virtual Library
13 How do I find authors and literary criticism on AVL? Scribner Writers SeriesTwayne’s Authors SeriesIf you need information on specific authors or literary criticism you should choose these databases.
14 Advantages of Alabama Virtual Library AVL is FreeAVL is Easy to AccessRemember Alabama Virtual Library is free to everyone, easy to access, comprehensive and FUN!!AVL is ComprehensiveAVL is FUN!