Learning Resources and Resume Help

An excellent first-stop, the Alabama Virtual Library (AVL) provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential (and expensive) information resources. AVL is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research.

For other good sources of information, select one of the topic areas listed below:

Cypress Resume Builder

Resume Help

Cypress Resume - Online resume builder, designed for those who have never created a resume. Its easy-to-use format assures you won’t spend hours trying to perfect your document—all the hard work is done for you. Simply type basic information about yourself (as little or as much as you’d like), and leave the difficult task of writing concise, descriptive statements detailing your abilities to the resume builder. This product is a paid library subscription, so you will need to log-in with your library card.



Learning Express

Learning Express Library is a comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial courses designed to help students and adult learners succeed on academic or licensing tests. You must register with the site, but you only need to create a username and password -- no personal information is required. You will get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your test results.

Advanced Placement Graduate School Entrance Exams Real Estate
Civil Service Health Careers Skills Improvement Courses
College Entrance Exams High School Skills Improvement Skills Improvement with Spanish Instructions
Cosmetology Law Enforcement Teaching
E-BOOKS Math Skills Improvement Technical and Career College Skills
Elementary School Skills Improvement Middle School Skills Improvement TOEFL Preparation
EMS Military U.S. Citizenship
Firefighter Nursing Writing Skills Improvement
GED Reading Skills Improvement


Learning Express

Welcome to LearningExpress Library!

Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you.


A-Z Databases for Maps and Travel


A to Z Maps provides current and historical political maps of the world, continents, countries and all U.S. states. These maps are appropriate for study and can be printed for inclusion in reports. Specialized maps are also available describing climate, ecology, weather, earthquakes and bathymetric/fishing data.

A to Z: The USA provides more detailed map and geography information for the United States. Maps, flags, photos and facts, as well as state, county and city information about the 50 states (and 5 U.S. Territories) make this an ideal resource for student papers.

These databases are paid for by the Orange Beach Library and require home users to log-in using their Orange Beach Library card number.


A to Z World Travel is advertisement-free and provides travel and tourism information by city including: a general overview, neighborhood descriptions, food, climate, health and language guides as well as transportation, communication and electrical information.

This database is paid for by the Orange Beach Library and requires home users to log-in using their Orange Beach Library card number.


Technology Classes and Individual Help

Technologies can be great tools or a huge source of frustration. We want to make sure you have the information you need to begin enjoying the possibilities of your new electronic world.
The library offers help! 
    * Technology Classes - 1 hour group classes held in the Meeting Room on various topics of interest
    * Book-a-Librarian - 30 minute individual appointments to answer specific questions