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Links for Gen Ed

You can either scroll down and browse through our collection of useful General Education links, or you can click on the alphabetically-arranged headings below, and that will send you right down to each section of links:

Biology

Computers

Literature/Composition

Math

Psychology

Speech

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Academic Earth – View thousands of video lectures from some of the top scholars in the world, all for free and on a wide variety of topics!

Bibliomania – A literature web site that contains over 2,000 classic texts, as well as reference works, non-fiction, biographies and study guides.

Florida Electronic Library – Available resources include electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias, and books, providing information on topics such as current events, education, business, technology, and health issues.

Forgotton Books Top 100 – A collection of 100 e-books that cover many subjects and are available for downloading.

Goodtyping.com – Learn how to type here! Sign up for a free account and follow through their lessons that will help anyone learn typing skills.

ipl2 – Internet Public Library combined with the Librarians ‘ Internet Index. Large collection of Internet resources, listed by subject.  Worldwide newspapers and magazines are also available for searching.

Microsoft’s Academic Search – Search through over 15 million publications and over 11 million authors’ work on this search engine, which scours through a ton of scholarly material on the web.

NINES – (Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship) is a scholarly organization devoted to forging links between the material archive of the nineteenth century and the digital research environment of the twenty-first.

The Online Books Page – Listing over 35,000 free books on the Web.

Project Gutenberg – the first and largest single collection of free electronic books.

Read Easily – e-book collection, with searches by author, tile or subject available.  A virtual bookmark for selected books is also available (requires login and password).

Biology

Biology Online – This website’s tutorials offer a great start at understanding some of Biology’s key concepts.

PMC PMC is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).

Scientific American – Have a look at the website for the well known Scientific American journal.

Tree of Life Web Project – Hundreds of amateurs and experts are trying to create phylogenetic branching patterns between every living species on Earth, so that info on all of these species and their evolutionary connections can be viewed on the Web.

Computers

Computer Tutorials – Students who may have little computer experience can check out these tutorials, which cover the basics of things like document incompatibilities, viruses, keyboard basics, URLs, and more.

Free Online Dictionary of Computing (FOLDOC) – Students who encounter computing terms they may be unfamiliar with can check out those definitions here.

Jan’s Illustrated Computer Literacy 101 – Presents lessons for computer beginners, such as: “Working with Windows,” “Working with the Web,” “Computer Basics,” etc. Also includes the option to read the site in Spanish.

Microsoft Office Online – Help and How-to home for Microsoft Office applications.

Microsoft Solution Center – Need some help with either your operating system (XP, Vista, etc) or one of the Microsoft Office programs? Have a look at the solutions from the source!

Peter’s Online Typing Course – Free online course with sections on ergonomics, finger placement, etc. Also includes typing exercises that help get the hands’ muscle memory working.

Literature/Composition

Activities for ESL Students – Provides helpful quizzes for bilingual students, to help them improve their understanding of English writing and speaking.

American Passages: A Literary Survey – provides professional development and classroom materials to enhance the study of American Literature in its cultural context.

Barteby.com: Great Books Online – Collection of  literature e-books; also includes Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, King James Bible, Oxford Shakespeare, Gray’s Anatomy, Strunk’s Elements of Style, and World Factbook.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – complete works of William Shakespeare, including all 37 plays (sorted by comedy, history and tragedy) and his poetry.

Cambridge History of English and American Literature – a free online version of this important work “with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama… encompasses a wide selection of writing on orators, humorists, poets” and more.

How to Write a Term Paper – From Gale Cengage Learning, this introductory tutorial goes through how to choose a topic, craft a thesis, evaluate sources, take good notes, and go through the writing and citation process.

Literature Glossary – Are you hearing words in your Lit class that you don’t understand? Check out this literature glossary that is like a dictionary for all things literature.

Math

Mathmistakes.info – Provides lots of common mistakes that college students make in their math courses, as well as their solutions. The mistakes are divided up by subject.

Purplemath – Get free online tutoring, quizzes and lessons for algebra.

SOS Math – Check out this list of links to a lot of math resources, divided up by topic. These links weren’t checked by a librarian, please use your discretion to decide if they’re a good source for you to use!

The Math Forum @ Drexel – Provides problems, puzzles, math help, and online community resources.

Wolfram MathWorld – A helpful collaboratively-edited web resource for students who want extra-curricular info to go along with their Math courses (either for tutoring purposes or for self-study).

Psychology

American Psychological Association – Have a look at the tab for Psychology Topics to view a multitude of topics of interest. This site also offers some articles and news.

Psychology.com – This website offers resources for anyone looking to find a psychologist, or have a look at their Self-Help Resource tabe for information on a varitey of mental healthy topics.

The State of Mental Health and Aging in America – The Center for Disease Control (CDC) provides current info about how aging people around the country are dealing with various mental health risk factors.

Speech

American Rhetoric – This site offers the text of hundreds of speeches and provides the audio if possible. From Abbot and Costello to Woodrow Wilson, you can probably find it here!

Gifts of Speech – This site consists of speeches given by women all over the world.

Write Out Loud – Detailed thoughts on how to write a speech, as well as sections on getting over the fear of speaking and preparing your voice for a crowd.

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