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Library Staff:

Sandra Holmes, Director
Joni Wood, Assistant Director
Jocelyn Rayford, Genealogy / Reference Librarian
Karen Speck, Acquisitions Processor
Holly Burns, Head Circulation Clerk 
Darnell Johnson, Circulation Clerk
Michael Walden, IT/Webmaster
Jeff Devine, IT/Webmaster
Lou Harry, Cataloger
Cheryl Schwartzkopf, Children's Librarian
Rosalie Lanning, Bookkeeper 
Victoria Spellman, Custodian

 


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Welcome to the Ozark-Dale County

Public Library's Student Center!

The Student Center has been created to organize links and information about the many helpful services offered to students by the Ozark-Dale County Public Library. Just take a look below at some of the things we have to offer. If you have any questions, please contact us at 334-774-5480 or email us at library@odcpl.com

Young Adult Resources


 

Ozark-Dale County Public Library's Reference Section

 

     The Ozark-Dale County Public Library has a helpful reference section which consists of many resources. It contains literary journals and analyses, sources of scholarly criticism, and much more. These resources are available to aid you in your researching needs. Whether you need to write a research paper on the symbolism found in Harper Lee's, To Kill a Mockingbird, or you just need to perform simple research, our reference section most likely has just what you are looking for!

 


 

 

Live Online Homework Assistance from Real Tutors!

     The Ozark-Dale County Public Library, in conjunction with the Alabama Public Library Service, is currently offering free, live online homework assistance from real tutors. This service will be available daily, from 3:00pm until 10pm, Sunday through Thursday.

     This service is available for all residents of Alabama, kindergarten through college. You may sign on to this service and receive live answers to questions you may have pertaining to math, science, English, social studies, and writing.

The website is http://webmini.apls.state.al.us/apls_web/apls/apls/homework/. If you would like assistance with utilizing or getting started with this service, please do not hesitate to ask a librarian for help. If you do not have a personal computer at home, we have computer and internet access for the public.

      ***Federal funding for this project has been provided by the Alabama Public Library Service. *** 


 

 The Internet Public Library Teenspace

       The Internet Public Library provides teens in grades 8-12 with information that supports their educational objectives, social needs and personal interests. TeenSpace provides current, authoritative information that is teen-friendly and toward teens.

 


 

Math.com

       Math.com is dedicated to providing revolutionary ways for students, parents, teachers, and everyone to learn math. Combining educationally sound principles with proprietary technology, Math.com offers a unique experience that quickly guides the user to the solutions they need and the products they want. These solutions include assessment, on-demand modular courses that target key math concepts, 24/7 live online tutoring, and expert answers to math questions. The range of services, products and solutions offered makes Math.com the single source for all math needs. Math.com is a division of Leap of Faith Financial Services Inc.

 


 

Test Preparation Services

      The Ozark-Dale County Public Library currently offers to its patrons access to an online test preparation service. The Learning Express Library is a resource available to patrons who wish to prepare for examinations such as the ACT, SAT, GRE, GED, Postal Exam, and many more. This resource provides students with practice tests that they can take online. After taking these practice tests, they will be scored and you will also be given explanations for any questions missed.

     What do I need to do to receive this service? The only thing you need to do to be eligible for this service is come in to the library and ask to be registered; it is completely free of charge, and we can even help you get started. This is just another valuable service offered by your public library.

    If you have any questions regarding this service,

please call us at 334-774-5480.

 


 

 

Alabama Virtual Library

      The Alabama Virtual Library is an online resource available for students researching various fields of study. This online library has many resources to assist students in their research process.

       To gain access to the Alabama Virtual Library, just come by the library and ask to be registered for this service. It is absolutely free of charge and will only take a few minutes.


 

 

The Purdue Online Writing Lab

 

This site offers help with writing research papers. (Including MLA and APA Formats)

  Children Resources


 

 

  

The Internet Public Library Kidspace

       The Internet Public Library provides children in grades 3-7 with information to further their interests as well as provide support for their educational needs. A very limited amount of information is included for preschool through grade 2. The Internet Public Library also provides materials to support parents and teachers in their work with children.

 


 

Fact Monster

       Fact monster is a tween destination for homework help and facts on thousands of subjects, including sports, entertainment, geography, history, biography, education, and health. Highly ranked in search engines, Fact Monster contains an encyclopedia, almanacs, games, quizzes, research tools, holiday features, lots of self-made microsites for books, and more.

 


 

Kid Info

       The web's best student homework and teacher, parent reference resource, an educational card catalogue to educational resources on the internet!  Starting point which allows students, teachers, and parents to spend quality time on the web.  Find homework resources in American history, computers, geography, health, mathematics, science, and more.  Directory of kid-friendly sites for homework help, reference resources, fun and games, and search engines.

 


 

Math.com

       Math.com is dedicated to providing revolutionary ways for students, parents, teachers, and everyone to learn math. Combining educationally sound principles with proprietary technology, Math.com offers a unique experience that quickly guides the user to the solutions they need and the products they want. These solutions include assessment, on-demand modular courses that target key math concepts, 24/7 live online tutoring, and expert answers to math questions. The range of services, products and solutions offered makes Math.com the single source for all math needs. Math.com is a division of Leap of Faith Financial Services Inc.

 


 

 National Geographic KIDS

       Features different people, animals, and places each month with facts, games, activities, and related links.

 


 

 

B.J. Pinckbeck's Homework Helper

       B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper has grown into one of the most comprehensive research sites maintained by a kid. It is a wonderful guide to encyclopedias, dictionaries, reference works, and other resources on a great variety of subjects.