RESOURCES

GENERAL REFERENCE & RESEARCH SITES

Google Scholar

Google Scholar 

is a freely accessible web

search engine that indexes the full

text or metadata of scholarly literature across

an array of

publishing formats

and disciplines.

Internet Public

Library

An exhaustive collection of over 500,000 essays

across thousands of topics.

Library of

Congress

Easy to use

reference catalog

for accessing the collects of the

Library of Congress.

iTools

Research

Collection of

online research

tools including

dictionaries, translations, quotations, and more.

 

Encyclopedia

Britannica

Online version of

one of the world's

most trusted sources

of information

on every topic imaginable.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

An online

encyclopedia of philosophy with

peer-reviewed publication of

original papers in philosophy,

freely accessible

to internet users.

Gallup Organization

Search thousands

of poll results, special reports, societal trends and social audits. 

Pew Research Center

A nonpartisan

fact tank that

informs the public about the issues, attitudes and

trends shaping the world.

Information Please Almanac

Online almanac

offering millions

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.

U.S. Department of Labor

Bureau of Labor Statistics and links

to hundreds of

state and Federal agencies.

dun&bradstreet

Comprehensive index of over 45,00 leading U.S. private and public companies.

Conversion Tables

Convert length,

area, speed, temperature, etc.

into different units and systems.

MASSIVE ONLINE OPEN COURSES (MOOCS)

Massive Open

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.

Coursera

"Build skills with courses from top universities like Yale, Michigan, Stanford, and leading companies like Google and IBM."

edX

"Founded

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

"Google Course Builder can help you create and deliver online lessons" 

Open Learning Initiative

 

"Open courses from Carnegie Mellon University."

 

P2PU

"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."

Saylor Academy

"Peer-reviewed open courses including videos, readings, and quizzes."

Udacity

"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

Open

textbooks are textbooks that

have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed.

2012 Book Archive

Archive of

a small project

by Andy Schmitz

to archive

Creative

Commons-licensed

copies of all

the books which were available online from a specific

publisher at

the end of 2012.

Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction

The Center

for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is a non-profit consortium of law schools, law libraries and related organizations

with a mission

to "conduct

applied research and development

in the area

of computer-mediated legal education

and creates

tools that

increase access

to justice."  

MIT Online Textbooks

Some of these online textbooks are open-licensed electronic versions of print books. Others are self-published online books, or course notes.

OpenStax

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

Open SUNY Textbooks is an open access textbook publishing initiative established by State University of New York libraries.

Open Textbook Library

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.

OpenTextBookStore

Open textbooks for a variety of math courses.

 

Project Gutenberg

 

Most

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.