Databases include searchable indexes for for journals, newspapers, magazines and other collections, often grouped by discipline.
You can find links to all of our databases, as well as subject-specific research guides from our Articles and Databases guide.
Newspapers are an important source of information on current and historical events.
Our News and Newspapers guide provides access to regional. national. international and historical newspaper collections. The following videos provide instructions for using newspaper databases:
Video created by University of Alabama Libraries
Outside of the Library, websites provide current and specialized information, often from organizations and government agencies as well as individuals. As with any information you find, evaluate web sources carefully!
Our research guides will often link to credible content on the web in addition to library subscriptions related to specific subjects.
What if I need a source but the Library doesn't have it?
When you're trying to access a source and you hit a paywall, STOP. You can request it through interlibrary loan (ILL)!
Interlibrary Loan is a service through which you can request research materials, such as books, journal articles, book chapters, videos, and other materials that are not available at our library.
When you are searching in Library databases, look for a link that says "search for full text" - from there you will be connected to the Library catalog and prompted to "Request from Another Library." After you have placed your request, you will be notified by email when your requested item is available.