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ALABAMA GOVERNMENT

Alabama Legislature -- Official website of the AL Legislature includes links to contact information for AL State Representatives and Senators.

Code of Alabama -- Search an electronic version of the Code of Alabama.

ANIMALS

Animal Bytes -- Sea World collection of facts and information about various animals.

Encyclopedia of Animals (Alabama Virtual Library)

Login and password required to access from home. Please come by the library to register for your AVL card.

An encyclopedia of animals with in-depth information on a variety of topics relating to animals, including the nature and habitat of familiar animals.

ESPECIES Fact Sheets -- Fact sheets and pictures for 50 endangered animals.

AUTOMOBILES

Auto Repair Reference Center (Alabama Virtual Library)

Login and password required to access from home. Please come by the library to register for your AVL card.

Contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for approximately 25,000 vehicles covered from 1954 to present.

N.A.D.A. (National Automobile Dealers Association) -- Search for pricing on new and used vehicles including cars, trucks, vans, boats, and motorcycles.

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BIOGRAPHIES

African-American History and Culture  (Alabama Virtual Library)

Login and password required to access from home. Please come by the library to register for your AVL card.

Provides biographies, encyclopedia entries, historical documents, photo gallery, maps and charts about African-American history.

Contemporary Authors (Alabama Virtual Library)

Login and password required to access from home. Please come by the library to register for your AVL card.

Complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors.

Dictionary of Literary Biography (Alabama Virtual Library)

Login and password required to access from home. Please come by the library to register for your AVL card.

Provides nearly 10,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.

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CENSUS

U. S. Census Bureau -- Look up statistics from the 2000 U.S. Census and much more.

CHEMISTRY
Chemical Elements.com
-- An online, interactive periodic table of the elements.

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

Petersons.com -- Online version of the standard print source allows searches by school and by program. Also, provides help with the application process.

U.S. News & World Reports Rankings -- Provides rankings of colleges and universities in the U.S.

CREDIT REPORTS

Free Credit Report through the Federal Trade Commission -- The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires each of the nationwide consumer reporting companies – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – to provide you with a free copy of your credit report, at your request, once every 12 months. Find out how to order your totally free credit report.

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DICTIONARIES & THESAURUSES

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ENCYCLOPEDIAS

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FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS

FAFSA -- Electronically submit the U. S. Department of Education's Free Application for Financial Aid.

Students.gov -- Provides a section of information entitled “Pay for Your Education” that identifies resources for various types of financial aid, including scholarships, grants, student loans, state financial aid, work-study and military funding.

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GRANTS

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

Provides a comprehensive listing and description of federal programs and activities that give assistance or benefits to the American public. The primary purpose is to aid potential grantees in identifying programs and obtaining information on grants. It covers a variety of interests including agriculture, business and commerce, education, and science and technology.

The Foundation Center

The Center seeks to provide education and training on the grantseeking process.  It is dedicated to serving grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media and the general public.

Grants.gov -- Grants.gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for more than $400 billion in Federal grants. Grants.gov is the single access point for over 1000 grant programs offered by all Federal grant-making agencies.

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HEALTH

Clinical Pharmacology (Alabama Virtual Library)

Login and password required to access from home. Please come by the library to register for your AVL card.

Provides access up-to-date, concise and clinically-relevant drug monographs for all U.S. prescription drugs, hard-to-find herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products and new and investigational drugs.

HISTORY

America's Historical Documents -- The National Archives provides access to scans and transcripts of important American documents such as Constitution, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Zimmerman Telegraph, and FDR's "Day of Infamy" speech.

The Library of Congress American Memory -- Provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

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JOB/EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

AIDT -- The mission of the AIDT is to provide quailty workforce training for Alabama's businesses and to expand the opportunities of its citizens through the jobs these businesses create.

AIDT Job Postings -- This is the site where the KIA suppliers in Alabama will be posting job announcements and applications.

Alabama JobLink -- Provides links to jobs in Alabama and other information for job seekers.

Georgia Department of Labor -- Find jobs available via the GA Dept of Labor.

Job Search Handbook -- Maintained by the GA Dept of Labor. Provides information on skills identification, preparing resumes and coverletters and interview skills.

Monster.com -- Create resumes to print or post online. Search for available jobs.

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LITERATURE

Bartleby.com -- Full-text of collections of verse, complete works of fiction, non-fiction, standard reference sources, and books of quotations. Includes the complete Harvard Classics & Shelf of Fiction, Gray's Anatomy, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, and an excellent searchable poetry index.

Contemporary Literary Criticism (Alabama Virtual Library)

Login and password required to access from home. Please come by the library to register for your AVL card.

An extensive collection of critical essays on contemporary authors. Each entry contains a biographical/critical introduction, listing of principal works and sources for further study.

Lit Finder (Alabama Virtual Library)

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LitFinder is a clearinghouse for poetry, short stories, essays, plays, and speeches since 1976.

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NATIVE AMERICANS

>Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes    (call number R 970.00497 UXL)

Excellent four volume print encyclopedia includes information and pictures about 84 Native American tribes.

>Native American Tribes and Cultures -- Indexed list of links to sites on specific American Indian tribes and cultures arranged by region and state.

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PETS 

HealthyPet.com -- American Animal Hospital Association provides information on pet care.

Selectapet -- Helps you determine what breed of dog or cat is suitable for your lifestyle.

POETRY

Bartleby.com's Poetry Index -- Provides poetry searching by author, title, first line or keyword within the poetry anthologies included on Bartleby.com.

PRESIDENTS

Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents -- Complete inaugural addresses from George Washington to George W. Bush.

Presidents of the United States -- Site is maintained by the White House and includes biographical information on each of the U.S. Presidents.

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SCHOLARSHIPS (see Financial Aid & Scholarships)

SPEECHES

American Rhetoric: Online Speech Bank -- The text for over 5000 speeches is searchable by speaker or keywords. Includes audio and streaming video of many speeches.

Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents -- Complete inaugural addresses from George Washington to George W. Bush.

World's Famous Orations -- Collected by William Jennings Bryan includes speeches from ancient Greece to 1905.

STATISTICS

Bureau of Justice Statistics -- Statistics from the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Fedstats -- Statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies

Population Statistics (American FactFinder) -- Population, housing, economic, and geographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

STYLE GUIDES

These links will help in typing a bibliography or works cited page. These style guides are linked from University of Southern Mississippi Libraries website.
APA   |   MLA   |   Turabian

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TAX FORMS

IRS Forms & PublicationsAlabama Income Tax Forms | Georgia Income Tax Forms

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U.S. GOVERNMENT

Government Printing Office (GPO) -- GPO Access is a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal Government. The information provided on this site is the official, published version and the information retrieved from GPO Access can be used without restriction, unless specifically noted.

Thomas -- Access information about the United States Congress maintained by the Library of Congress. Includes links to the Congressional Record and many other resources.

U.S. Code -- Search the U.S. Code by keyword, title or chapter.


WORLD WAR I

FirstWorldWar.com -- Comprehensive and well-organized. This site includes maps, major battles, poetry, first-hand accounts, photos, and sound clips.

Newspaper Pictorials: World War I Rotogravues -- The images in this collection track American sentiment about the war in Europe, week by week, before and after the United States became involved.

The World War I Document Archive  -- This archive of primary documents from World War I has been assembled by volunteers of the World War I Military History List and includes an extensive archive of primary source documents from WWI. Also includes, a section about WWI nurses.

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