Alabama Virtual Library

Students no longer need a username or a password to access the AVL as long as they use a computer in the state of Alabama.


MLA Citation information

MLA Style and format guide for writing papers.


How do I write a paper???

You have to write a paper but are not sure how to begin?  This website offers information on the writing process, presenting an argument, analyzing or responding to readings, and more.


Copyright Kids

Basic and easy to understand copyright information to help students avoid plagiarism issues.


Steps to Writing a Research Paper


This site includes simple, comical less stressful paper writing process with step by step guidelines throughout the writing process.


Easy Bib

If you have trouble finding resources to start, Easy Bib has a Research section that will show you the bibliographies of other users that researched the same topic. It labels each entry as credible or maybe credible to not credible. If you need more help with writing your paper you can click on the Citation Guide tab. The Citation Guide walks you through writing a paper from Brainstorming an idea to proofreading and revising.



Citelighter – Is a downloadable tool bar that lets you highlight and save resources and puts them on a page with the citation at the bottom of the page. The notes can be rearranged and when imported into Word, the citations will then become the Bibliography. They have Knowledge cards of research being done by other people. If your topic is not among them they will help create one for you.



Plagiarism Checker

This site allows you to copy and paste your paper into this site and it will scan it for you to tell you how much of it could be considered plagiarized. This tool will also be available to our teachers who may choose to use it as well.


Plagiarism scanning site

Here is another plagiarism scanning site where students and teachers can copy and paste papers or homework into the box to be scanned to be sure that the work submitted is the students own work and not something copied from another or off the internet.


Paper Rater

This site offers teachers and students free grammar and spelling checks, free online proofing, plagiarism detection and suggestions for making the paper better, and you do not need an account. Papers are reviewed by professors and grad students who will offer suggestions and provide a grading score.  This would be great for students to use prior to submitting the final draft in order to obtain the best grade possible.



Grammarly is an automated proofreader and your personal grammar coach. Check your writing for grammar, punctuation, style and much more.



Welcome to BibMe! The fully automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills. It's the easiest way to build a works cited page. And it's free.


Search for a book, article, website, or film, or enter the information yourself.


Add it to your bibliography.


Download your bibliography in either the MLA, APA, Chicago, or Turabian formats and include it in your paper. It's that easy!



Helps students learn vocabulary, languages, etc.


Study Blue

Create your own flash cards to study for any subject. Easy to use and FREE!


Flash Card Flash

This site helps students save time by finding flash cards that have already been created on any subject they may need to study.


Tech Learning

This site contains a list of 15 sites where you can go to create your own flash cards.






Copyright Fair Use Guidelines

This is a great link for teachers and students who may need to clarify what you may legally do under the copyright law.


Copyright and Schools

Students and teachers rely on many resources in their day-to-day academic activities.  This site makes full use of copyright material such as books, television, music, films, and websites easier.


Internet Safety for Kids & Parents

The Net Cetera Community Outreach Toolkit helps provide the community with information about protecting kids online. This kit has the resources and information parents need to convey key points about protecting their children online.


Copyright For Teachers

This is another resource for copyright law clarification.