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MIT's OpenCourseWare"A free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world." Complete course materials from MIT in many subject areas, by top scholars.
Education IndexAn annotated guide to the best education-related sites on the Web
Scholars' Guide To WWWGreat resource for scholarly research on the Internet
Education WorldSearchable education-oriented database of the web
LibrarySpotVery large list of libraries and other reference sources
H-NetInformation and resources for all those interested in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Voice of the ShuttleWeb Page for Humanities Research - extensive resource listing
Scout Project"Librarians and educators do the filtering for you, reading hundreds of announcements each week looking for the online resources most valuable to the education community."
ERIC"World's largest digital library of education literature"
LIBWEBLinks to over 1100 libraries in over 45 countries
Digital LibrarianA librarian's choice of the best of the web
Online Technology Journals WorldwideScholarly journals on many subjects
NewJourList of new journals and newsletters available on the Internet.
Study WebSearch their collection of over 97,000 Research Quality URLs
upOn-line & Distance Learning Courses
USDLAUnited States Distance Learning Association
MIT's OpenCourseWare"A free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world"
free-ed.net"Free online courses, tutorials, and study guides"
Distance Education ClearinghouseComprehensive distance education information from Wisconsin, national, and international sources
WannaLearnLinks to "the best free, family-safe, online tutorials, guides and instructionally oriented websites on the Net"
Yahoo's Links to Distance Learning Sites and SourcesMany links to online education
Learner OnlineThe Annenberg/CPB Project's Web Site for Learners and Educators
School for Champions"Free online courses in success areas, as well as science, business, TQM, ISO 9000, writing, speaking, training, CBT, WBT, and web development(e.g., ColdFusion)."
Epistemology and Learning"MIT Media Lab explores how new technologies can enable new ways of thinking, learning, and designing"
World Lecture HallLinks to pages created by faculty worldwide who are using the Web to deliver class materials
Blue Web'n LibraryA library of Internet-based instruction
Virtual UniversityOn-line courses via e-mail
Learning.Net"A suite of knowledge communities offering continuing education, recurrent training and professional development" ... Membership is free, requires registration."
upChildren's & other Curious Persons' Links
Cool Science for Curious Kids"Butterflies don't look like caterpillars. What's the connection? "
FactMonster.com"America's coolest news magazine for kids." Lots of puzzles, games and craft diversions.
Yak's Corner"Largest free reference site just for kids! Get homework help & find facts on thousands of subjects, including sports, entertainment, geography, history, biography, education and health.".
B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework HelperOver 240 research links
ThinkQuest Internet Challenge Library"The library currently contains more than 5,000 web sites to search and surf. Built by kids for kids to use and learn."
find out whyHands-on science activities
Kitchen ScientistsLinks to sources for home science experiments
ExploratoriumInteractive science exhibits & experiments, more
A Maths Dictionary for Kids"An animated, interactive maths dictionary for kids which explains over 400 common mathematical terms in simple language."
Discovery Channel CanadaThe fun side of science
Science Experiments You Can DoFor the budding amateur scientist
The Thinking FountainA children's oriented science discovery site from the Science Museum of Minnesota, which is itself a wonderful site, with many more treasures to explore.
YahooligansWeb Guide for kids
upBook Reviews
Amazon.comMany useful reviews, both editorial and users contributed
BooknotesA companion web site to C-SPAN's Sunday author interview series - has archived RealVideo versions of Booknotes interviews!
Book TVBook TV on C-SPAN 2 - has archived RealPlayer versions of programming - excellent!
Guardian Book ReviewsWell executed reviews...ranks with NY Review of books in quality of original thought.
BookGuys.comReal-audio archives of book reviews, interviews with authors. Overlook the poor page design...it has great content.
complete-review.comAnother example of poor page design, but it has links to 1200+ reviews.
Yahoo's List of Book Review SitesA large list of specialized and general subject book reviews on the Internet
New York Times Review of BooksRequires free registration
New York Review of BooksPremier book review site
ForeWord Online"Devoted to independent publishers, university press and independent booksellers." Selected reviews and articles from the current and previous issues.
American Library Association's BooklistReviews of the latest books and electronic media
Book Publishers/Sellers
A1BooksDiscounted books - 22% to 32%
AddALL.com"Search and compare among 40+ sites, 20,000 sellers, millions of books"
Alibris.comConnects to thousands of independent booksellers around the world. Over 30 million used, new and hard-to-find titles
Amazon.comSearch 2.5 million-title catalog of books!
BarnesandNoble.com20 - 30% discounts
Best Book Buys"Helps you search for books and compare prices at 20 online bookstores"
biblio.comOnline marketplace for buying and selling used, rare, and out-of-print books
Bigwords.comDiscount text books
Bookbrowse.comLet's you read excepts from many titles, reviews, author interviews.
Book LoversExcellent selection of useful places on the net on writers and poets, on libraries, publishers and booksellers.
BookpoolDiscount computer-relatedbooks!
Books-A-MillionNew deep-discount online bookstore!
Bookcloseouts.comBook bargains
BookWireCategorized listings for booksellers, publishers, libraries, and hundreds of other book-related resources
Borders OnlineDiscounted books from Borders
Collegebooksdirect.comNew and used textbooks
efollett.com"Where you will find the largest inventory of new and used college textbooks online. With [their] buy back program [they'll] buy back your 'gently' used books. Earn Ecredits to get free books."
Powell's BooksPowell's out-stocks even B&N, with more than 1 million volumes on its shelves. It also offers great prices - 35 percent cheaper than Amazon overall, as Powell's deals mostly in discounted used books
PriceSCAN Books"Your Unbiased Guide to the Lowest Prices on Books"
Random House OnlineBooks from Random House
VarsityBooksDiscount text books
upOn-line Encyclopedias
"The content of Wikipedia is free, written collaboratively by people from all around the world."
Columbia Encyclopedia 
Containing nearly 51,000 entries (marshalling six and one-half million words on a vast range of topics), and with more than 80,000 hypertext cross-references, the current Sixth Edition is among the most complete and up-to-date encyclopedię ever produced.
Britannica.com The best websites, leading magazines, related books, and very limited access to Encyclopędia Britannica.
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Encyclopedia.com"More than 14,000 articles from The Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, Third Edition" plus over 170,000 Internet links. Third rate compared to Britanica and Encarta, but may have some info they do not.
LoveToKnow Free Online Encyclopedia"Based on what many consider to be the best encyclopedia ever written: the eleventh edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, first published in 1911."
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy"The manifestation of one of the most influential modern educational theories, the 6,900 entries in this major new reference work form the touchstone of what it means to be not only just a literate American but an active citizen in our multicultural democracy."
infoplease.com"Combining the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, and several up-to-the minute almanacs loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records"
iTools.comEverything from anagrams & language translations to UPS rates
ENCYBERPEDIAVirtually every encyclopedia that's on the Web
CIA World FactbookEssential facts, geography, population, etc., on all the countries of the world
Nationmaster.comA data source and comparison tool for national statistics...you can generate maps and graphs easily.
The North Carolina EncyclopediaAn overview of the people, the government, the history, and the resources of North Carolina.
Find NCThe central gateway for searching North Carolina Government Information Locator Service (NC GILS) sources. Provided by the State Library of North Carolina.
Project Gutenberg700+ texts including everything from "Aesop's Fables" to "Zen and the Art of the Internet"
The Bartleby LibraryClassic literary works, sponsored by Columbia University
Knowledgerush.comAn online book directory: 9500+ free books from 1500+ authors
Literature.orgAn Online Library of Literature
The WWW Virtual LibraryA distributed catalog of many academic subjects, from Aboriginal Studies to Zoos
Internet Public LibraryThe first public library of and for the Internet community
Bibliomania"2000+ texts of classic literature, drama, and poetry together with detailed literature study guides to more than 100 of the most studied texts. Large reference book and non-fiction section."
Page by Page BooksHundreds of free on-line books
The On-Line Books PageMany hundreds of free on-line books
Modern English CollectionPublicly available free on-line books from Modern English collection in the Humanities Text Intitiative, a unit of the University of Michigan's Digital Library Production Service
Library of CongressSeveral in-depth archive & research resources
Gateway to Library CatalogsLinks to Library of Congress's catalog and those at many other institutions.
LibDexLibrary catalogs on the WWW
Electronic Text CenterThousands of on-line humanities texts in twelve languages, with many related images (book illustrations, covers, manuscripts, newspaper pages, page images of Special Collections books, museum objects, etc.)"
The Great Books"A list [with links to most] compiled by ACCESS FOUNDATION from a variety of sources, and based most notably from the one developed for the Great Books collection of the Encyclopędia Britannica by Robert M. Hutchins, Mortimer J. Adler, and Mark Van Doren."
EServer"The EServer publishes over 30,000 works in the arts and humanities free of charge to readers online."
American MemoryBrings millions of American historical texts, photographs, maps and video treasures online - from the Library of Congress
The Master Works of Western Civilization"A hypertext-annotated compilation of lists of major works recommended by Drs. Adler and Eliot, Charles Van Doren, Anthony Burgess, Clifton Fadiman, the Easton Press, and many others."
Shakespeare-Online"In-depth play analysis, source information, answers to common Shakespeare questions, and much more."
The Complete Works of William ShakespeareThe Web's first edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare with other resources
Alex: A Catalog of Electronic Texts on the InternetA collection of public domain documents from American and English literature as well as Western philosophy
Internet Classics ArchiveSearchable collection of almost 400 classical Greek and Roman texts (in English translation)
Folklore and Mythology Electronic TextsFolk and fairy tales from around the world in English translation - see also Germanic Myths, Legends, and Sagas
The Electric LibraryThe Web's most comprehensive one-stop digital archive
Literary Resources on the NetSearchable collection of many different literary resources
LuminariumBeautifully executed site devoted to Medieval, Renaissance and 17th century English Literature
SF SiteCatalogs works of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror, including author bibliographies, publication bibliographies, yearly fiction indexes, and forthcoming books.
National ArchivesInterest exhibits on World War II, famous documents, more
CIA Publications and HandbooksEncyclopedia of countries, map, histories, their major exports, many more.
Gulliver's TravelsBeautifully rendered electronic version of this classic
Jane Austen info pageSee especially the hypertext version Pride and Prejudice
Charles Dickens PageA fun and educational tour of the world of Dickens - beautifully designed
Discovering Dickens!A Stanford University "Community Reading Project" which takes a detailed look at Dickens' Hard Times, A Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations. With introductory essay, biographical, and historical context. Also reproductions of their first publication instance and including illustrations, keys to allusions, historical glossaries, and key passages. See also their Sherlock Holmes Project.
Charles Dickens - Gad's Hill PlaceAbout the life and works of Charles Dickens
Victorian WebInformation regarding religion, philosophy, science, art, economics, and of course, literature of the Victorian period.
Victoria Research WebA source for research guides, journals in Victorian studies, on-line discussion groups in various areas of interest, teaching syllabi, etc.
upWriting & Research Guides
APA Electronic StyleIf you are writing in psychology, sociology, or other behavioral science courses or science-related fields, use this guide from the American Psychological Association for citing electronic sources in the APA style.
APA StyleIf you are writing in psychology, sociology, or other behavioral science courses or science-related courses, use this guide from Purdue University Online Writing Lab.
The Columbia Guide to Online Style"A comprehensive manual that not only covers citation of online documents but provides guidelines for producing them. ... An excellent supplement to the standard style manuals." - Library Journal
DramaticaFree software for screenwriters & novelists.
The Elements of Style, by William Strunk, JrClassic writing/usage guide, now on-line, part of the Bartleby Library
Garbl's Writing Resources"Annotated directory of web sites focusing on English grammar, style and usage, words, active writing, reference sources, word play, plain language"
A Glossary of Rhetorical Terms with ExamplesGlossary containing definitions and examples of more than sixty traditional rhetorical devices and other literary terms
Locating and Documenting Sources in MLA StyleThis guide explains how to locate online sources, select appropriate information, paraphrase or quote information and paste it into a report, and document borrowed information correctly according to the MLA Style.
A Guide to Grammar and WritingIf you are wanting help in writing use this guide by Charles Darling from Capital Community Technical College.
Lessons Learned: Exemplary Practices in Teaching Web EvaluationHow to evaluate website content
The King's English by H. W. FowlerAnother classic writing/usage guide, now on-line, part of the Bartleby Library
The MLA OnlineThe Modern Language Association provides online explanation on documenting electronic sources, including Internet sources.
MLA StyleIf you are writing in humanities or English, use this guide from Purdue University Online Writing Lab.
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant"This online guide offers help in discovering, organizing, revising, and editing your writing - of special interest to English composition students and instructors." Contains guides to APA and MLA styles. Click here to download this guide to your hard drive.
Prentice Hall Guide for College WritersThis companion website to the The Prentice Hall Guide for College Writers provides interactive exercises to help you identify problem areas in your writing.
HypergrammarIncomplete, but still useful resource.
Storymind.comFree writing classes presented in video for Real Player.
UNC Writing Center"The UNC Writing Center" includes guidelines and examples for writing different types of papers and reports in many disciplines, including how to document research papers in both the MLA and APA formats
Writer's Block"Your connection to professional writers and editors, and the secrets that have made them among the best in their field."
Writer's Write"The Internet Writing Journal -- Award-winning Monthly Online Magazinefeaturing Author Interviews, Writing Articles and Book Reviews."
Writing GuidesThese guides provide students with instruction and practices exercises in grammar, punctuation, and composition.
upWord Processing with Microsoft Word®
Guides to Using Microsoft Word®
Word Origins
Roots of English: an Etymological DictionaryWindows version downloadable dictionary - about English words with roots in Latin or Greek
World Wide WordsExcellent - articles on many aspects of English
The Word Detective"Online version of The Word Detective, a newspaper column answering readers' questions about words and language" - excellent
A Collection of Word Oddities and Trivia"Teeny-weeny, fiddle-faddle, ..." - word fun
Richard Lederer's Verbivore"Web site woven for wordaholics, logolepts, and verbivores"
WordOrigins.orgOver 300 words and phrase origins
The American Language"This classic was written to clarify the discrepancies between British and American English and to define the distinguishing characteristics of American English. Mencken’s groundbreaking study was undoubtedly the most scientific linguistic work on the American language to date and continues to serve as a definitive resource in the field."
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations"Including over 11,000 quotations, the first new edition of John Bartlett's corpus to be published after his death in 1905 keeps most of his original work intact."
Simpson's Contemporary Quotations"Comprising over 10,000 quotations from 4,000 sources, Simpson includes 25 categories and 60 sections ranging from "love" to "criminology." This comprehensive reference contains words of wit and wisdom from such modern notables as Ezra Pound, Henry Kissinger, George Orwell, Dorothy Parker, and Desmond Tutu."
The Quotations PageWho said, "With just enough of learning to misquote?" Initials are LB. Click here for the answer.
Quotation LandSearchable database of quotations
The Book of Cliches"Phrases to say in times of trouble ... repeat until believe ..."
Cliche Finder"Have you been searching for just the right clich‚ to use? Are you searching for a cliche using the word "cat" or "day" but haven't been able to come up with one?" Search over 3,300 cliches.
Yahoo's Quotations SitesLarge collection of quotations site links
Ten Ways to Make Your Teaching More EffectiveGood ideas from UC Berkeley
Helping Your Students With HomeworkA Guide for Teachers
Emphasis on TeachingSome useful articles on teaching - like Create "Knowledge Holes" for Your Students to Fill
The Chronicle of Higher EducationThe flagship publication on academic issues
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