This collection of online resources is selected, monitored, and organized by the Library. Many of these resources are not found on the Web and only available to Library card holders.
JCLC Databases Search newspapers, professional journals, magazines, online tests and books through the Jefferson County Library Cooperative.
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Databases vs. Web
Expert InformationLibrary databases get their information from professionals or experts in their field vs. web sites can be written by anyone regardless of expertise.
Get Your Facts StraightLibrary databases contain only published works that have been fact checked vs. web sites which may contain opinon over fact.
Citation FriendlyLibrary databases are easy to cite in a bibliography vs. web sites usually don't provide the necessary citation information.
Inspiration and FocusLibrary databases can help you narrow your topic and suggest related subjects vs. web sites which are often not organized for research needs.
Relevant and UpdatedLibrary databases are updated frequently and include publication dates vs. web sites that may not provide current information.
As part of the Jefferson County Library system, The Vestavia Hills library has become a part of every Jefferson County library, linked by library computers. There are also computers for public use, both for adults and children, and a wealth of information thus becomes available to all library patrons.