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Andalusia Public Library Catalog

Opp Public Library

Covington County, Alabama

Research Links
Alabama Virtual Library

Citation Machine

Alabama Virtual Library Users Guide
Intructions for using the AVL and AVL databases.

Encyclopedia of Life
The Encyclopedia of Life is an online database that catalogs all plants, animals, and microorganisms known to science. The site includes pages for each of the approximately 1.8 million known species. Staffed by scientists and non-scientists working at museums and research institutions around the world, EoL provides information suitable for the general public as well as linked pages aimed at more specialized users. Since its launch early in 2008, EoL has become an important resource for scientists, natural resource managers, conservationists, teachers, and students looking to browse the entire living world in a dynamic Web environment.

This Goodly Land: Alabama's Literary Landscape
A literacy map linking Alabama authors to the areas in the stste that are significant to them. It is also an online reference work which provides information about Alabama writers and their work.

Picturing America Grant
This is a National Endowment of the Humanities grant that was secured by the SHS library. There are 40 large poster size pictures and a resource book available for use in the classroom. There are also other resources available via the website. Collectively, the masterpieces in Picturing America, used in conjunction with the Teachers Resource Book and program Web site, help students experience the humanity of history and enhance the teaching and understanding of America’s past. See also---> We the People Bookshelf grant.

We the People Website
The "Created Equal" Bookshelf The American nation, observed Abraham Lincoln, was “conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” The “Created Equal” Bookshelf provides opportunities for young people to explore what the Revolutionary generation meant when it declared that “all men are created equal.” What challenges has America faced, and where has it shown progress, in its efforts to live up to the ideal of universal human equality? How did Abraham Lincoln, whose bicentennial we celebrate in 2009, contribute to the idea and the reality of human equality in America? Three thousand libraries received the the “Created Equal” Bookshelf—a collection of seventeen classic hardcover books for young readers, all related to the “Created Equal” theme. In addition, libraries received four of these books in Spanish translation, a bonus “History in a Box” resource kit created by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and supplementary materials for programming, including bookplates, boomarks, and posters. Books included in the “Created Equal” Bookshelf are: Kindergarten to Grade 3 The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco Pink Y Say by Patricia Polacco (translated by Alejandra Lopez Varela) Grades 4 to 6 Saturnalia by Paul Fleischman Give Me Liberty! The Story of the Declaration of Independence by Russell Freedman Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman Many Thousand Gone: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom by Virginia Hamilton Lyddie by Katherine Paterson Lyddie by Katherine Paterson (translated by Rosa Benavides) Grades 7 to 8 Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Russell Freedman Abraham Lincoln the Writer: A Treasury of His Greatest Speeches and Letters ed. by Harold Holzer Breaking Through by Francisco Jiménez Senderos Fronterizos: Breaking Through Spanish Edition by Francisco Jiménez Grades 9 to 12 Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution by Natalie S. Bober That All People May Be One People, Send Rain to Wash the Face of the Earth by Nez Perce Chief Joseph Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes Flores Para Algernon by Daniel Keyes (translated by Paz Barroso) Lincoln's Virtues: An Ethical Biography by William Lee Miller Amistad: A Novel by David Pesc Bonus: History in a Box resource materials on Abraham Lincoln developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, including a resource book, CD, interactive CD-ROM, and posters featuring primary source documents, photographs, artwork, maps, songs, and other teaching resources. NEH selected these books in consultation with members of the ALA and members of the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC), a division of the ALA.

Alabama Department Of Archives and History

Homework Links
The Math Forum
All content belongs to The Math Forum @ Drexel.

Visual Math Learning

High School Ace

Homework Alabama

Periodical Links
Alabama Heritage Magazine

Automobile Magazine

Better Homes & Gardens

Biography Magazine

Car & Driver Magazine

Online Books
Classic Reader

Audio books from books in public domain read by volunteers.

Book Reviews
All Readers
This site offers reviews on many books and audio visual materials. It offers classification of books based on plot, setting, character, and writing style. Therefore, if you know what kind of book you like, you can find other authors who write similar kinds of stories.

College Prep
Preparing Your Child for College

Financial Planning for College

All About Direct Loans

Diploma Mills: Degrees of Deception

Student Loans: Avoiding Deceptive Offers

Student Aid On The Web

Alabama Virtual Library "AVL" Tutorial
AVL Tutorial

Copyright in the Classroom
This website contains free lesson plans, educator's guide, and a professional development video.

Google Earth--The ultimate geography experience!
Google Earth

Google Earth allows you to travel the world through a virtual globe and view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, and much more. With Google Earth's rich, geographical content, you are able to experience a more realistic view of the world. You can fly to your favorite place, search for businesses and even navigate through directions. It's all up to you!

Although the options within Google Earth are endless, here are a few things you can do:

    • Discover the Earth: Fly to any location in the world, learn about a city and it's geographic features, find local businesses, and create tours.


    • Explore the Sky: Enjoy the wonders of the heavens and learn about our solar system.


    • Dive in the Ocean: Go beneath the surface and visit the depths of the ocean and explore the planet's deepest underwater canyons. Learn about ocean observations, climate change, and endangered species. You can even discover new places to surf, dive and fish.


    • Walk on the Moon: Take tours of landing sites narrated by Apollo astronauts and view 3D models of landed spacecraft.


  • Visit Mars: Travel the Red Planet and explore NASA's latest imagery of our galactic neighbor.


Google Earth is simply your ticket to explore the Universe!

Reading Remediation Resources
CSR: A Reading Comprehension Strategy

PALS: A Reading Strategy for High School