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On-line libraries

Ancient Library

British Library

Yahoo: 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.


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. - Classical literature on-line

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.

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

The On-line Books Page

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

The WWW Virtual Library

Education Planet

Internet health library

Intelihealth - mental health info and resources

Science Daily - news and reports from various fields of science - internet archive of free materials incl. educational resources


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.)



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

The On-line Books Page

Classics in the History of Psychology

Toodoc  downloadable e-books and articles



Reference - multilingual dictionaries and language learning resources

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



Onelook Dictionary

On-Line English Grammar






Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia


Guides to study techniques and academic writing techniques

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

The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing

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

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

Using English for Academic Purposes

Academic Phrasebank

Waylink English - Academic Writing

Learn Higher - Academic Writing Resources

ABC of Academic Writing

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

The Elements of Style (on-line edition)

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.

Good Luck IELTS - IELTS Academic Writing

International Students, Academic Writing and Plagiarism - Academic Writing Skills

Academic Writing Skills from

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


Used book dealers - Find that rare text! 

Used Book Central

Abe Books

Also find used books on, and other Amazon sites


General e-learning

Bookwolf - Free notes on classic and modern literature - on-line accredited design courses 

Universalclass - e-learning on many subjects

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

One Day University

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


Misc. study & RESEARCH resources


Peer-reviewed science wiki concentrating on physics, astrophysics, computational neuroscience, computational intelligence

Research Navigator
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.

Catalogue your books on-line or browse other users' catalogues; get book recommendations; book blogs and features.

Google for scholars - find journal articles!

Research it

Find Articles

Academic Info



Writers Net - includes resources page

Live Science

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