Andalusia Campus Library hours: Mon-Thur 7:30am-5:00pm, Fri 7:30am-noon
Greenville Campus Library hours: Mon-Thur 7:30am-5:00pm
Luverne Center Library hours: Mon-Thur 7:30am-5:00pm
MacArthur Campus Library hours: Mon-Wed 7:00am-5:00pm, Thur 7:00am-4:00pm
The mission of the LBWCC Libraries/Learning Resource Center is threefold:
(1) To acquire and organize informational and educational resources in support of instruction;
(2) To provide expert LBWCC Libraries/Learning Resource Center staff;
(3) To integrate LBWCC Libraries/Learning Resource Center use into the curriculum.
Circulation: All materials except reference books and journals circulate and are located in open stacks. Currently registered LBWCC students may check out books for 28 days with one renewal. Overdue notices are emailed for materials not returned by the due date. The LBWCC library has cooperative lending and borrowing agreements with the Greenville-Butler County Public Library, Opp Public Library and the Luverne Public Library.
Library Catalog: Students, faculty and staff may access the holdings of the LBWCC libraries. Materials may be searched for by author, title, subject, or keyword. The catalog offers users the ability to manage his or her own library account.
Interlibrary Loan: Books and periodical articles which are unavailable in the LBWCC library holdings may be borrowed from another library in the state free of charge. Requests can be made at the Circulation Desk in the Library or at this link. Due dates are set by the lending library. Renewals are subject to approval from the lending library.
Laptop Loan Program: Currently registered students may borrow laptops. Students wanting to borrow a laptop must:
To request a laptop submit a Laptop Loan Request Form. Laptop requests will not be accepted until the first day of the semester.
Reserves: Instructors may place items on reserve for student use. These materials are located at the Circulation desk in the library. Loan periods are set by the Instructor. Viewing equipment for audio-visual materials is available in the library.
eBooks: To view the Library's eBook collection, go to the Alabama Virtual Library. Click on the EbscoHost link under the "View All Resources" tab. Click on the "Choose Databases" link next to the search box. Remove each of the check marks by the checked items and check the ebook collection box. Click Ok and enter your search terms in the search box.
Reference: Instruction in using the library’s resources is provided to both classes and individuals. One-on-one assistance is available to students, faculty, and staff. Requests may be emailed to the librarian at email@example.com or by phone at 334-881-2266.
Online Resources: The Alabama Virtual Library offers 24-hour access to thousands of reliable resources including full-text journals, reference books, and encyclopedias. The AVL may be accessed from anywhere within the state without a password. For access to the databases when traveling outside of the state, a username and password will be necessary and can be obtained by calling the library at 334.881.2265 or by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Periodicals: A small in-house collection of current magazines and newspapers is available for casual reading in the library.
Internet: Internet access is available to all students from the workstations in the library. For students who own their computers, wireless access is also available. It is the responsibility of the student to read, understand and abide by the institution’s acceptable use policy. Copies of the policy may be found in the Student Handbook.
Food And Drinks: Only drinks with a spill-proof lid are allowed in the library. Snack foods such as cookies or crackers are permitted. Fast-food or foods with a strong aroma are prohibited. Food and drinks are not allowed at any LBWCC computer station. Violating the food and drink policy can result in a loss of library privileges.
Cell Phones: Please silence all cell phones and devices before entering the LBWCC libraries.
Student IDs: New LBW students will have their IDs made during orientation in their campus' library. Lost or replacement IDs can be made in the Andalusia Campus Library Monday-Thursday from 8:00am-3:00pm. Students of other campus locations can make special arrangements to have a new ID made by calling Hugh Carter at 334-881-2266. Student numbers are required for all IDs.
Tobacco: LBWCC is a smoke-free environment.
If you would like the library to obtain a book, magazine or newspaper article, or any other resource for you via InterLibrary loan, submit an Interlibrary Loan Request. If we are able to obtain fulfill your request we will contact you by email to let you know where you can pick it up.
Art & Architecture Thesaurus Online (AATO) "Contains more than 125,000 terms covering "fine art, architecture, decorative arts, archival materials, and material culture."
Audubon's Birds "Digitized collection of 435 birds mounted online by the University of Pittsburgh Library."
Timeline of Art History "A chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated especially by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection."
Citing Electronic Sources "A site created by Jacksonville State University to assist their students with citing information from different sources."
Diane Hacker's Research and Documentation Online Guidelines to the most current advice available for MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE styles.
English Dictionary Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus via the web.
Elements of Style: Strunk's Rules of Usage and Principles of Composition "An electronic copy of a classic by William Strunk on the rules of usage and composition.
Great Books Online "The preeminent Internet publisher of literature and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious unlimited access to books and information free of charge on the web."
Internet Public Library: Literary Criticism "Contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period."
EDSITEment Literary Glossary "A glossary of literary terms and related lesson plans."
William Blake Archive "A hypermedia archive sponsored by the Library of Congress and supported by the Preservation and Access Division of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities at the University of Virginia, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Sun Microsystems and Inso Corporation. With past support from the Getty Grant Program and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art."
Film Sound "Learning space dedicated to the Art of Film Sound Design."
Music "The Cyber Encyclopedia of Musical Theatre, TV and Film by John Kenrick."
American Rhetoric: Online Speech Bank "An index to and growing database of 5000+ full text, audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two."
CareerOneStop "Listings of jobs by state."
Better Business Bureau "A system in the U.S. that extends across the nation; coast-to-coast, and in Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico providing fair resolutions to business problems.
Small Business Administration Online "SBA has information on starting, financing, and expanding your business venture, as well as a number of other business resources."
Statistical Abstract of the U.S. "Contains a collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the U.S. Also includes selected international data and a guide to other sources."
Webopedia "Online computer dictionary for computer and internet terms and definitions."
Internal Revenue Service "Helpful information relating to taxes."
USA.gov- "Best tool for searching for federal, state, local and international government agencies and information."
Consumer Price Index "Produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services."
Financial Times "FT, press and newswire articles from our powerful, up to the minute, news collection (and five-year archive) plus profiles and websites from the Business.com web guide. "
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis "An economic information portal for librarians and students."
Alabama Mosaic "The Cornerstone Project, a collaborative initiative funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and administered by the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries (NAAL). Its purpose is to make unique historical treasures from Alabama's archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories electronically accessible to Alabama residents as well as scholars throughout the world."
Civil Rights Digital Library "The Civil Rights Digital Library promotes an enhanced understanding of the Movement by helping users discover primary sources and other educational materials from libraries, archives, museums, public broadcasters, and others on a national scale."-website.
Documenting the American South "Features primary sources for the study of history, literature, and culture of the American South."
History and Politics Out Loud "A searchable archive of politically significant audio materials for scholars, teachers and students. HPOL is a component of "Historical Voices " funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities in partnership with Michigan State University."
Internet History Sourcebook "A collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use. Includes the Ancient History, Medieval Studies and Modern History collections."
Library of Congress Country Studies "The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world."
Alabama Legislative Information System Online "Official website of The Alabama Legislature."
FindLaw "Searchable database of the Supreme Court decisions."
FirstGov "The United States government's official web portal."
POTUS: Presidents of the United States "A quick biography source for all the U.S. presidents."
Biology Project "An interactive online resource for learning biology developed at The University of Arizona."
Lubey's Biohelp! Biology help site.
CHEMTUTOR "Basic chemistry help is available here for high school or college students. Chemtutor begins with the fundamentals and gives expert help with the most difficult phases of understanding your first course in chemistry."
MERLOT Chemistry: "Offers an educational resource for the teaching and learning of chemistry. This site has partnered with the Journal of Chemical Education to provide researches with the best in chemical education resources."
General Chemistry Online: "Created by Fred Senese, Dept. of Chemistry, Frostburg State University."
MathWorld "The web's most extensive mathematics resource."
Virtual Math Lab "Tutorials created by the faculty at West Texas A&M."
Magill's Medical Guide "Online version of Salem Health's Medical Guide designed for the layman and written for the healthcare consumers providing general readers with an authoritative reference source." Click on the link for the Magill's Medical Guide.
MedlinePlus "Created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health to provide medical information to the general public. Includes extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and the latest health news."
StatRef A collection of nursing ebooks.
Medical Mnemonics - http://www.medicalmnemonics.com
NURSING WEBSITES -- ALABAMA
Alabama Public Health Training Network Provides links to recent video training broadcasts on a variety of subjects.
Alabama Board of Nursing. http://www.abn.alabama.gov
Health InfoNet. http://www.healthinfonet.org Directory-type database useful for finding hospitals, nursing homes and other health organizations in Alabama.
LUMEN (Structure of the Human Body) "Interactive tutorials on assorted body parts and dissections from Loyola University Medical Education Network."
APA Formatting and Style Guide from The Owl at Purdue. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
APA Video Tutorials http://www.nova.edu/library/dils/lessons/apa/index.htm
You Quote It, You Note It (Plagiarism) Vaughan Memorial Library (10 min. tutorial)
KnightCite Maintained by the Hekman Library at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI [Citation Builder]
LearningExpressLibrary from Learnatest. Take practice tests for EMS-Basic, Paramedic, Nursing School Entrance Exam (math, chemistry, biology), Nursing Assistant/Nursing Aide.
How to Access: You will be able to log onto any computer connected to the Internet, select and take the test, and get immediate scoring and detailed explanations of answers. Test results are stored in personalized individual accounts, accessible only by you. You must have a public library [not LBWCC] card to access this remote site. Use this URL: http://statelibrary.alabama.gov/Content/Index.aspx Choose Resources and Research Links from the menu. From the list, choose Learning Express Library. At the bottom of the next page, you may register as a new user. Be sure to use your public library card number as your username. You create your own password. If you have already registered, simply log in.
U.S. Dept. of Labor. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Hospital eTool: Surgical Suite Module http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/hospital/surgical/surgical.html
ProQuest Research Library (LBWCC) Includes the an electronic collection of more than 300 journals in psychology and related fields.
Academic Search Premier(AVL) "Full text and images from over 4,700 journals covering biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion & theology, etc."
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (AVL) "Draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as core reference content from other Gale and Macmillan Reference USA sources to provide a complete one-stop source for information on social issues."
Classics in the History of Psychology "Classics in the History of Psychology is an effort to make the full texts of a large number of historically significant public domain documents from the scholarly literature of psychology and allied disciplines available on the World Wide Web."
Encyclopedia of Psychology "Created by faculty at Jacksonville State University for the informational needs of faculty and students and is not intended to be used as a substitute for seeking qualified professional care."
GMU's Online Resource for Developmental Psychology "George Mason University's Online Resources for Developmental Psychology, an organized, accessible, and expert reviewed collection of useful websites for teaching and learning about human development."
Scholarly Psychology Resources "Links to scholarly information about various topics in psychology."
SeniorAdvice.com "a detailed guide to help families find the best memory care facility in Alabama"
ProQuest Research Library (LBWCC only)
Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web
America's Job Bank "Includes a database of nationwide jobs, electronic creation and posting of resumes and an automated job search option."
Occupational Outlook Handbook "A nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations."
Vocational Information Center "Explore vocational and technical careers, check out the skills employers really want, find a trade school, research technical topics and take a look at the current job market."
Learning Resources Assistant-Andalusia
Learning Resources Technical Assistant-MacArthur
Director of Learning Resources
Part-time Librarian for the Greenville and Luverne Campuses
Learning Resources Technician-Andalusia
LBWCC Laptop Loan Program
Students needing a computer to attend classes, complete assignments, or to take tests may borrow a laptop from the LBW Library's Laptop Loan Program. The laptops are only for school-related purposes, and no software shall be installed or any files saved to the laptop's hard drive. Students will be held financially responsible for damaged, lost, or stolen laptops.
To borrow a laptop LBW students must:
Laptop requests will not be accepted until the first day of the semester.
To request a laptop submit the Laptop Loan Request Form. The Laptop Loan Request Form will not be available until the first day of the semester, which is January 8th.
Plagiarism is presenting someone else's thoughts, words, or ideas in one's own work without permission from or without crediting the original author. Plagiarism is a violation of the Student Conduct Code (CODE) and students could face disciplinary action. (Student Handbook 2022-2023)
Here is a list of resources to help you understand what palgiarism is and how to avoid it.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines plagiarism as "the action or practice of taking someone else's work, idea, etc., and passing it off as one's own; literary theft." (http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/144939?redirectedFrom=plagiarism#eid)
Merriam-Webster defines plagiarizing as to "steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source." (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plagiarizing)
The Norton Field Guide To Writing 3rd Edition defines plagiarism as "the use of another person's words, ideas, or even sentences structures without appropriate credit and documentation." (Bullock Richard, et al. Norton Field Guide to Writing. New York, New York P, 2013 Print)
The MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing 3rd Edition defines plagiarism as "using another's ideas or expressions in your writing without acknowledging the source." (Modern Language Association. MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing. New York P, 2008 Print)
What is Plagiarism and Why is it Bad? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCJM1ZI1ryw
How To Avoid Palgiarism
The Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin- Madison: http://writing.wisc.edu/handbook/assignments/quotingsources/
The Salmon Library at The University of Alabama-Huntsville: http://libguides.uah.edu/informationliteracy/plagiarism
Vaughn Memorial Library at Acadia University: http://library.acadiau.ca/research/tutorials/you-quote-it-you-note-it-2.html