"Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling" by John Taylor Gatto
"The House of Intellect" by Jacques Barzun
"The Mis-Education of the Negro" by Carter G. Woodson
"The Talented Tenth" by W.E.B. Du Bois
"Bad Boys : Public Schools in the Making of Black Masculinity" by Ann Arnett Ferguson
"Pedagogy of the Oppressed" by Paulo Freire
"Educated : A Memoir" by Tara Westover
"The Modern Researcher" by Jacques Barzun & Henry F. Graff
"Peak Learning : How to Create Your Own Lifelong Education Program for Personal Enlightenment and Professional Success" by Ronald Gross
"The Independent Scholar's Handbook" by Ronald Gross
"How to Turn Learners On ... without turning them off" by Robert F. Mager
"The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary" by Simon Winchester
GENERAL REFERENCE & RESEARCH SITES
is a freely accessible web
search engine that indexes the full
text or metadata of scholarly literature across
an array of
An exhaustive collection of over 500,000 essays
across thousands of topics.
Easy to use
for accessing the collects of the
Library of Congress.
dictionaries, translations, quotations, and more.
Online version of
one of the world's
most trusted sources
on every topic imaginable.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
encyclopedia of philosophy with
peer-reviewed publication of
original papers in philosophy,
to internet users.
of poll results, special reports, societal trends and social audits.
fact tank that
informs the public about the issues, attitudes and
trends shaping the world.
of interesting and useful facts on
a wide variety of topics.
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
worldwide factbook containing in-depth data for over 200 countries around the globe.
Bureau of Labor Statistics and links
to hundreds of
state and Federal agencies.
Comprehensive index of over 45,00 leading U.S. private and public companies.
area, speed, temperature, etc.
into different units and systems.
MASSIVE ONLINE OPEN COURSES (MOOCS)
Online Courses (MOOCs)
are free online
courses available for anyone to enroll. MOOCs provide an affordable and flexible way to learn new skills, advance your
career and deliver accessible
educational experiences at scale.
"Build skills with courses from top universities like Yale, Michigan, Stanford, and leading companies like Google and IBM."
by Harvard and MIT, edX is home to more than 20 million learners, the majority of top-ranked universities in the world and industry-leading companies"
"Google Course Builder can help you create and deliver online lessons"
"Open courses from Carnegie Mellon University."
"Peer 2 Peer University is a nonprofit online open learning community which allows users to organize and participate in courses and study groups to learn about specific topics."
"Peer-reviewed open courses including videos, readings, and quizzes."
"Udacity where lifelong learners come to learn the skills they need, to land the jobs they want, to build
the lives they deserve."
OPEN ACCESS TEXTBOOK REPOSITORIES
textbooks are textbooks that
have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed.
a small project
by Andy Schmitz
copies of all
the books which were available online from a specific
the end of 2012.
Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is a non-profit consortium of law schools, law libraries and related organizations
with a mission
applied research and development
in the area
of computer-mediated legal education
Some of these online textbooks are open-licensed electronic versions of print books. Others are self-published online books, or course notes.
OpenStax offers peer-reviewed textbooks that meet scope and sequence requirements for most college courses. Low-cost print editions are also available.
Open SUNY Textbooks is an open access textbook publishing initiative established by State University of New York libraries.
Open Textbook Library's books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization.
Open textbooks for a variety of math courses.
books in Project Gutenberg are
in the public domain and not protected by copyright,
so this is generally a
place to check
for older publications.