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On-line Libraries | E-books | Reference | Study Skills/ Academic Writing Skills | Used Books | General e-Learning | Misc. Resources

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On-line libraries

Ancient Library
http://www.ancientlibrary.com/

British Library

http://www.bl.uk/

Yahoo: Academic Libraries

http://dir.yahoo.com/Reference/Libraries/Academic_Libraries

The National Academies Press "Read 2,500 books on-line free!" Books in various fields can be read free on-line or purchased. Categories include science, health, medicine, environment, international issues, education, public policy, technology. Not all books have full free access on-line; others have excerpts or summaries available.  

www.nap.edu

Ebrary

www.ebrary.com

Blackmask - free e-books, mostly in public domain, so very good for classics, 19th century and early 20th century fiction, literature, translations, historical works, mythology, folklore, esoteric, etc.  Books in English and other languages. Available in various formats including Word. 

www.blackmask.com

Literature.org - Classical literature on-line

www.literature.org

Questia - a subscription-based full university library on-line - books and articles with subject guides and on-line research tools   TIP:  You might find it more economical to join Questia at the Lifetime subscription rate if you intend to study for several years or to take several degrees.

www.questia.com

Making of America Books (approx 8500 books/texts on American social history)

http://moa.umdl.umich.edu/about.html

The On-line Books Page

http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/

Tradepub (trade and professional publications on-line FREE) - mostly restricted to USA and Canada addresses. 

www.tradepub.com

The WWW Virtual Library

http://vlib.org/

Education Planet

www.educationplanet.com

Internet health library

http://www.internethealthlibrary.com

Intelihealth

www.intelihealth.com

Athealth.com - mental health info and resources

www.athealth.com

Science Daily - news and reports from various fields of science

www.sciencedaily.com

Archive.org - internet archive of free materials incl. educational resources

www.archive.org


 

E-books (including free e-books)

Flatworld Knowledge  (FREE on-line textbooks on academic subjects.  NB - Calamus students may request courses to be based on these textbooks for relevant degree majors that we offer.)

http://www.flatworldknowledge.com/

Blackmask

www.blackmask.com

Literature.org

www.literature.org

Questia

www.questia.com

Making of America Books (approx 8500 books/texts on American social history)

http://moa.umdl.umich.edu/about.html

The On-line Books Page

http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/

Classics in the History of Psychology

http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/

Toodoc  downloadable e-books and articles

www.toodoc.com

 


 

Reference

AlphaDictionary.com - multilingual dictionaries and language learning resources

http://www.alphadictionary.com

The Free Dictionary - includes various specialist dictionaries, acronyms and links to two free encyclopedias

http://www.thefreedictionary.com

Quotez

http://www.quotations.co.uk

Dictionary

http://www.dictionary.com

Onelook Dictionary

http://www.onelook.com

On-Line English Grammar

http://www.edunet.com/english/grammar/

Infoplease

www.infoplease.com

Refdesk

www.refdesk.com

Itools

www.itools.com

Quoteland

www.quoteland.com

Yourdictionary

www.yourdictionary.com

Encyclopedia.com

http://www.encyclopedia.com

Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia

www.wikipedia.com


 

Guides to study techniques and academic writing techniques

The Flatworld Knowledge Handbook for Writers (available FREE on-line)

http://www.flatworldknowledge.com/printed-book/356439

The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing

http://nutsandbolts.washcoll.edu/chicago.html

The Chicago Manual of Style Online  Best guide to style & presentation of theses, dissertations, academic papers.

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html

The Writer's Handbook at the Writing Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/index.html

Using English for Academic Purposes

http://www.uefap.com/writing/writfram.htm

Academic Phrasebank

http://www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk/

Waylink English - Academic Writing

http://www.waylink-english.co.uk/?page=60000

Learn Higher - Academic Writing Resources

http://www.learnhigher.ac.uk/Students/Academic-Writing.html

ABC of Academic Writing

http://studymore.org.uk/gloess.htm

Academic Writing - produced by Liz Thackray based on Open University advice & other sources

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~nog/t171/academic/acwrite.htm

The Elements of Style (on-line edition)

http://www.bartleby.com/141/

Plagiarism  Plagiarism is copying someone else's work and making it appear to be your own. This site will teach you how to
recognise and avoid it.  

www.plagiarism.org

Good Luck IELTS - IELTS Academic Writing

http://www.goodluckielts.com/2-4-2-IELTS_writing_academic.html

International Students, Academic Writing and Plagiarism

http://www.sdaw.info/

YourDictionary.com - Academic Writing Skills

http://www.yourdictionary.com/dictionary-articles/Academic-Writing-Skills.html

Academic Writing Skills from change.freeuk.com

http://www.change.freeuk.com/learning/advskills/acadwrite.html

English At Home - good site for students who need to improve their English language skills. Free English lessons.

http://www.english-at-home.com


 

Used book dealers - Find that rare text! 

Used Book Central

www.usedbookcentral.com

Abe Books

www.abebooks.com  www.abebooks.co.uk

Also find used books on www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk and other Amazon sites


 

General e-learning

Bookwolf - Free notes on classic and modern literature

www.bookwolf.com

Sessions.edu - on-line accredited design courses

www.sessions.edu 

Universalclass - e-learning on many subjects

http://home.universalclass.com

Free on-line course: Integrity 101: The Remarkable Benefits of Thinking and Learning With Nature

http://www.ecopsych.com/integrity1instr.html

One Day University

http://www.onedayu.com

On-line lectures from top professors. 
Some lectures are now available as ebooks for Kindle - search for "One Day University" in www.amazon.com or www.amazon.co.uk


 

Misc. study & RESEARCH resources

Intute
http://www.intute.ac.uk/

Scholarpedia

http://www.scholarpedia.org
Peer-reviewed science wiki concentrating on physics, astrophysics, computational neuroscience, computational intelligence

Research Navigator

http://researchnavigator.com
Find & read journal articles and find specialised web links. Many fields covered. Small subscription required or free subscription given with college textbooks published by Pearson. Excellent for research papers.

Librarything

http://www.librarything.com
Catalogue your books on-line or browse other users' catalogues; get book recommendations; book blogs and features.

Google for scholars - find journal articles!

http://scholar.google.com/

Research it

http://www.itools.com/research-it

Find Articles

www.findarticles.com

Academic Info

http://www.academicinfo.net/index.html

Wannalearn

www.wannalearn.com

About

www.about.com

Writers Net - includes resources page

www.writers.net

Live Science

http://www.livescience.com/


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