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The Alabama Virtual Library

The Alabama Virtual Library (AVL) is a collection of databases that brings the citizens of Alabama quality information at the click of a mouse. Examples of sources and subjects include magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, academic journals, and profressional journals. The AVL is funded by the Governor and the Alabama Legislature to provide all Alabama citizens with free quality resources, accessible online at the users convenience.

Citation Machine

Citation Machine, now called Son of Citation Machine, creates free bibliographic citations in the most common formats required for academic writing citations: MLA, APA. Turbian, and Chicago formatting styles. According to the website, son of Citation Machine helps students and professional researchers properly credit the information they use, because "SOMEDAY THE INFORMATION SOMEONE WANTS TO USE...MAYBE YOURS!"

If you record and input the necessary information and chose the citation style your teacher requires, you can simply copy and paste the output data to your bibliography. Remember to check the citiation against your course style guide!


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APA Formatting and Style Guide:






Cyber safety:

Safe Internet Use

Learn about Internet safety at the following links.

Protecting Your Online Identity and Reputation

Internet Safety for Teens Safety/Teens.aspx

Cyber Safety Tips for Parents



AR BookFinder

Searching for Accelerated Reader books is fun and easy with this free online tool.


Dewey Decimal Classification

Ben's Guide - U.S. History

Grade 4 Internet Basics

     Internet Safety - Parents & Kids


Caldecott Medal for Excellence in Children's Illustration

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children

Newbery Medal for Excellence in Children's Literature

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.


Dewey Decimal System

The Dewey Decimal System has 10 major categories from 000-999. Within these categories there are sub-categories that get more specific. It is a decimal system just like in math and numbers in the tens and ones place narrow down the category. Following the decimal the tenths, hundreds, and thousandths places further narrow the category.


000          GENERALITIES

     000              Computers, Loch Ness, Bigfoot, UFOs, Aliens
     020              Libraries
     030              Encyclopedias & World Record Books
     060              Museums
     070              Newspapers 

 100          PHILOSOPHY            

     130             Ghosts, Witches & the Supernatural
     150             Optical Illusions, Feelings
     170              Emotions, Values, Animal Rights 

 200          RELIGION

     220             Bible Stories
     290             Mythology, World Religions 

 300          SOCIAL SCIENCES

     300              Social Issues - immigration, racism, World Cultures   
     310              Almanacs
     320              Government
     330              Money, Working
     340              Court System, Famous Trials
     350              Armed Forces – Army, Navy, Air Force, etc.
     360              Drugs, Environmental Issues, Titanic, Police, Firefighters
     370              Schools
     380              Transportation,
     390              Holidays, Folktales, Fairy Tales   

 400          LANGUAGES

     410              Sign Language
     420              Dictionaries, Grammar
     430              German Language
     440              French Language
     450              Italian Language
     460              Spanish Language
     490              Hieroglyphics, Japanese Language 

 500          SCIENCE AND MATH

     500              Science Experiments, Science Sets,
     510              Mathematics
     520              Stars, planets, astronomy, space
     530              Physical Science - force & motion, electricity,
                         magnetism, light
    540               Chemistry, Atoms & Molecules, Rocks and Minerals
    550               Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Weather, Hurricanes, Tornadoes
    560               Dinosaurs, Prehistoric Animals, Fossils
    570               Forests, Rain Forests, Deserts, Mountains, Oceans, Evolution
    580               Plants, Flowers & Trees
    590               Animals & Insects
                        592            Worms, Invertebrates
                        593            Corals, Sea Invertebrates
                        594            Seashells, Snails, Octopus
                        595            Insects, Spiders
                        597            Fish, Frogs, Toads, Reptiles, Amphibians, Snakes
                        598            Birds
                        599            Mammals of the Land and Ocean, Whales


    600               Inventions  
    610               Human body, Health
    620               Rockets, Trains, Cars, Trucks
    630               Farming, Farm Animals, Cats, Dogs, Pets, Horses
    640               Cookbooks, Sewing
    650               Secret Codes
    660               How Food is made
    670               Paper Making
    680               Woodworking
    690               Building 

 700          ARTS and RECREATION

    710               Art Appreciation, History of Art
    720               Houses, Buildings
    730               Origami, Paper Crafts
    740               Drawing, Crafts,
    750               Painting
    760               Printing
    770               Photography
    780               Music
    790               Sports, Games, Magic, I Spy, Camping, Fishing, Racing, Hunting 

 800          LITERATURE

    810               Poetry, Plays, Jokes & Riddles
    820               Shakespeare
    860               Poetry in Spanish
    890               Japanese Poetry, Haiku


    910               Explorers, Atlases
    920               Flags, People (Biography)
    930               Archeology, Ancient Civilizations
    940               Knights, Castles, World War I & II, European Countries
    950               Asian & Middle Eastern Countries
    960               African Countries
    970               North & Central American Countries, Native American Tribes, American History, States
    980               South American Countries
    990               Pacific Islands, Australia, Hawaii, Arctic, Antarctica









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