Research Databases & Homework Help


  • Morningstar
    - an investment research firm specializing in fund investing. Offers news, commentary, fund information, tutorial, tools and forums.
    Morningstar is also available to our patrons outside the library with a valid library card number. Click here.

  • Value Line
    - provides unbiased investment research for stocks, mutual funds, options, convertibles, and ETFs.
    Value Line is also available to our patrons outside the library with a valid library card number.  Click here.


  • Alabama Virtual Library
    - a collection of data arranged for ease and speed of search and retrieval by a computer. The Alabama Virtual Library is composed of over 50 databases on different reading levels, and on different topics. 

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library  
    - offers coverage of virtually every academic, scholarly and professional discipline, delivering titles for all kinds of research in eBook format.

  • Learning Express Library
    - helps you achieve your educational and career goals by practicing the kind of tests that you must pass.  Exams range from elementary school to post-graduate work
    Click here.

  • Legal Forms
    - provides convenient, authoritative means for understanding common legal procedures through access to “attorney forms”. The officially-approved, professionally-written documents are actually used in legal practice.

Homework Help provided by APLS

  • The Alabama Public Library Service is proud to offer free homework assistance to all Alabama residents. This includes live tutoring through


  • Ancestry Library
    - one of the most popular genealogical collections.  Contains birth records, marriage and death records, census records, immigration documents, photographs, maps, military records, personal narratives, newspapers, and more.

  • HeritageQuest Online
    - combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content.
    HeritageQuest is also available to our patrons outside the library with a valid library card number. Click Here.