A few on-line resources that students might find useful.
Wikiversity is a learning community. Wikiversity Wikimedia Foundation aims to further the discovery and distribution of knowledge in a very natural way, by helping people to learn and to share learning resources.
You can use Wikiversity to find information, ask questions, or learn more about a subject.
You can explore knowledge at Wikiversity through advanced study and research. You can also use Wikiversity to share your knowledge about a subject with others by building learning materials. Wikiversity is a communal effort to learn and facilitate others' learning. The basic definition of a university in Latin is universitas magistrorum et scholarium - a community of teaching and learning.
The basic definition of a wiki is software that allows collaborative creation of online documents. Wikiversity combines wiki technology and culture with a variety of learning communities and projects.
If you are interested in learning about a subject, browse our content to see if there is anything that suits your needs. It would also be helpful if you comment on the materials you use, so that we can continually improve our resources. Also, if you want to meet other people who are interested in your subject, you may want to join a learning community devoted to that subject (or help create one if one doesn't yet exist). You may find someone there who can help you with your learning, or you may want to help someone else with what you already know.
Questia is the world's largest online library of copyright-cleared books, with over 67,000 full-text books, 1.5 million articles, and a reference set complete with dictionary, encyclopedia, and thesaurus.
But Questia is more than just an online library. A subscription to Questia also includes digital productivity tools for highlighting text, taking notes, and generating footnotes and bibliographies in seven different styles. Join more than 250,000 satisfied customers and discover how Questia delivers Faster, Easier Research today!
The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. Founded in 1996 and located in the Presidio of San Francisco, the Archive has been receiving data donations from Alexa Internet and others. In late 1999, the organization started to grow to include more well-rounded collections.
Now the Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages in our collections.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research.
Features of Google Scholar:
- Search diverse sources from one convenient place
- Find papers, abstracts and citations
- Locate the complete paper through your library or on the web
- Learn about key papers in any area of research
Wikibooks went online on 10 July 2003. Wikibooks is a collection of open-content textbooks that anyone, including you, can edit right now by clicking on the edit this page link that appears near the top of each Wikibooks module. Contributors maintain the property rights to their contributions, while the GNU Free Documentation License makes sure that the submitted version and its derivative works will always remain freely distributable and reproducible.
Wikibooks is for textbooks, annotated texts, instructional guides, and manuals. These materials can be used in a traditional classroom, an accredited or respected institution, a home-school environment, as part of a Wikiversity course or for self-learning.
As a general rule only instructional books are suitable for inclusion. Most types of books, both fiction and non-fiction, are not allowed on Wikibooks, unless they are instructional.
The use of literary elements, such as allegory or fables as instructional tools can be permitted in some situations. Materials which may not be appropriate for Wikibooks should only be removed in accordance with the deletion policy.
Last but not least:
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