Virtual Reference Desk - Alabama Information
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General -
The official website of Alabama divided into sections on government services, travel and tourism, directories, and online services. Searchable databases.
Alabama Information Directory -
Search the database, or browse by category: general, business, education, government, history, tourism, weather, cities, and media.
Encyclopedia of Alabama
A free, online reference resource on Alabama’s history, culture, geography, and natural environment.
Unforgettable Alabama -
Quick facts and links to interesting Alabama information.

Atlases & Maps

Alabama Color Landform Atlas -
From Color Landform Atlas of the United States, this includes a satellite map, and other maps of Alabama.
Alabama Maps -
From the University of Alabama's Cartographic Research Laboratory, which has been creating computer generated maps since the early 1990's and is now making them freely available on the Internet.


Alabama College System (Two-Year Institutions) -
Includes links to 2-year colleges, statistics, adult education resources, and more.
Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) -
The state agency responsible for the overall statewide planning and coordination of higher education in Alabama.
Alabama Education Association -
A resource for educators this site has career information, an education issues area, member surveys, and legislative highlights (for AEA members only).
State Department of Education -
The official state Department of Education Web site with full-text reports by school, legislative tracking, news, program areas, and more.
State of Alabama AGSC (Articulation & General Studies Committee) Transfer Guide.

Colleges and Universities
Alabama A & M University -
Athens State University -
Auburn University -
Auburn University at Montgomery -
Bethany Bible College and Theological Seminary -
Birmingham-Southern College -
Faulkner University -
Huntingdon College -
Jacksonville State University -
Judson College -
Marion Military Institute -
Oakwood University -
Samford University -
Southern Christian University -
Spring Hill College -
Stillman College -
Talledega College -
Troy University -
Troy University at Dothan -
Troy University at Montgomery -
Troy University at Phenix City -
Tuskegee University -
University of Alabama -
University of Alabama Birmingham -
University of Alabama in Huntsville -
University of Mobile -
University of Montevallo -
University of North Alabama -
University of South Alabama -
University of West Alabama -


Executive Branch
Alabama Governor -
Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) -
Alabama Department of Tourism and Travel -
Alabama Public Library Service (APLS)
Alabama Supercomputer Authority -
Council on the Arts -
Department of Archives and History -
Department of Conservation and Wildlife -
Department of Education -
Department of Forensic Science -
Department of Public Safety -
Department of Revenue -
Department of Transportation -
Development Office -
Medicaid -
Public Health Department -
Rehabilitation Services -
Retirement Systems
Secretary of State -
State Board of Nursing -
State Treasury -

Judicial Branch
Alabama Judicial System Online -
Alabama Attorney General -
Alabama State Bar Association -

Legislative Branch
The Alabama Legislature -

The Legislative Process -
Joint Rules of the Two Houses -
Alabama Legislative History -
ALIS, The Alabama Legislative Information System -
The Alabama House of Representatives -
The Alabama Senate -
Alabama Legislature Web Links -
The Alabama Legislature Website Map -
Code of Alabama -
Visitor's Guide to the Alabama Legislature -

Directories Alabama Government Directories
Alabama State and Local Government: A Library of Congress Resource Page -


Alabama Department of Archives and History -
Access the online catalog of the collection or browse through the online resources for studying Alabama history (i.e., timelines, statistics, bios of famous Alabamians, etc.).
The Alabama Historical Commission -
The official site of The Commission, whose mission is fostering an awareness of historical sites and facilitating preservation of them.

This Goodly Land
Access information about literary events and people from Alabama by clicking on the map or searching by county or author's last name.


Alabama Newspapers -
Links to the online newspapers in Alabama from 50 .
Alabama Online -
Includes access to the online editions of the Birmingham News, Huntsville Times, and Mobile Register.

Alabama Public Television
Television schedule, Alabama Programs with episode information, learning calendar, and more.
Anniston Star -
The Birmingham News
Decatur Daily - 
Florence-Shoals Times Daily -
Huntsville Times -
Mobile Register -
Montgomery Advertiser -
Virtual Times (Huntsville Edition) -


Alabama - National Register of Historic Places -
Historic districts and travel sites by county from the National Register of Historic Places.
Alabama Department of Tourism and Travel
Alabama Festivals -
Alabama Local Legacies -
Historic places and events grouped by congressional district.  This site is part of the Library of Congress Local Legacies Project.
Alabama Music Hall of Fame (Tuscumbia) -
Alabama Shakespeare Festival (Montgomery) -
Alabama Theatre (Birmingham) -
Animal House Zoological Park (Moulton) -
Ave Maria Grotto (Cullman) -
Cullman County Museum -
EarlyWorks Museum Complex (Huntsville) -
Huntsville-Madison County Botanical Garden -
Huntsville Museum of Art -
North Alabama Railroad Museum (Huntsville) -
Point Mallard Park (Decatur) -
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail -
Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention (Athens) -
U.S. Space and Rocket Center (Huntsville) -
W.C. Handy Festival (Florence) -