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Subject Applicable Databases
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the... learn more
Publicly Available.
Full Text Available.
Remote Access Available.
A project of the William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture at The Newberry Library in Chicago, the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries is a powerful historical research and reference tool in electronic form. The Atlas presents in maps and text complete data about the creation and... learn more
Publicly Available.
Remote Access Available.
The Cartography Collection contains regional and historical maps and atlases from the 16th through the 20th centuries. While the emphasis of the collection is on the area of the globe occupied by Alabama, the historic maps retrace the development of the region over centuries and illustrate the... learn more
Publicly Available.
Remote Access Available.
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of... learn more
Publicly Available.
Full Text Available.
Remote Access Available.
Britannica Online Public Library Edition contains 4 full encyclopedias, the Encyclopædia Britannica, Compton’s by Britannica, Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia, and Britannica Concise Encyclopedia each covering the research needs of a different age group. Along with this encyclopedia content,... learn more
Requires a JCLC card.
Full Text Available.
Remote Access Available.
Look under 'Database Features' at site for over 500 detailed, colorful maps that are available as an online reference almanac. The maps include each of the 50 United States and the provinces and territories of Canada, as well as regions and nations of the world including Europe, Persian Gulf, Czech... learn more
Requires a JCLC card.
Full Text Available.
Remote Access Available.
Philanthropy In/Sight is an interactive mapping tool that combines the Foundation Center's rich data on grantmakers and their grants with familiar Google maps to tell the story of philanthropy. Choosing from a wide range of customization options, you can quickly create maps that reveal patterns... learn more
Birmingham Public Library (Central) - In Library Use Only.
RealQuest
Property information search engine with access to 97% of all U.S. real estate transactions. Available in the Birmingham Public Library Business, Science & Technology Department. learn more
Birmingham Public Library (Central - Business Dept) - In Library Use Only.
Digital versions of large-scale maps of Alabama towns and cities. Fire insurance maps with data on structures in use at the time the map was made. Includes information such as the outline of each building, the size, shape and construction materials, heighheights, and function of structures,... learn more
Requires a JCLC card.
Remote Access Available.
This powerful yet easy-to-use online tool lets students analyze countries at a glance. World Data Analyst offers detailed statistical comparisons of countries around the world, using both the most recent statistics and historical figures. Plus, students can create tables, charts, and even export... learn more
Requires a JCLC card.
Remote Access Available.
  
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