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General Education Resources

Below are a list of (mostly) free resources that your EU librarians have compiled for your exploration,but remember, these resources generally require more time to evaluate and navigate than the resources available in the research databases accessed through the EU Library homepage.

Click on the subject-headings to jump to each section of links, or you can just scroll down and browse through the links. Enjoy!








Academic Earth – Thousands of video lectures from some of the top scholars in the world, all for free and on a wide variety of topics!  There are also several free journals available in different fields of study.

Bibliomania – A literature website that contains over 2,000 classic texts, as well as reference works, classic 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.

Forgotten Books – A collection of over 400,000 e-books of older text, that cover many subjects and are available for downloading. – Learn how to type here! Sign up for a free account and take advantage of these free lessons!

Peter’s Online Typing Course – Learn how to type here! This website is for beginners and those who want to become expert touch-typists.

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 up until 2015.

Microsoft’s Academic Search – Search through over 120 million academic publications using this search engine, which scours through a ton of scholarly material on the web and is continuously being updated.

NINES – (Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship) This 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 – This website contains over two million eBooks and other resources, updated on a continual basis.

Project Gutenberg – Founded by the inventor of the eBook, Michael Hart, with over 50,000 titles, it is the oldest collection of free electronic books online.

Open Library– A Collection of over one million free eBooks.  Its mission is to provide a webpage for every book ever published!


Biology Online – This website’s tutorials offer a great starting point for understanding some of Biology’s key concepts.

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

Scientific American – Take 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 information on all of these species and their evolutionary connections can be viewed on the Web.


Computer Tutorials – A website with interesting tutorials that share basic tips for students with minimal computer experience and helpful information for more experienced users.

Free Online Dictionary of Computing (FOLDOC) – A free online dictionary for students who encounter computing terms they may be unfamiliar with; they can check out computing 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, with the option to read the website in many different languages.

Microsoft Office Online – Provides help and training for Microsoft Office applications.

Microsoft Solution Center – Need some help with your operating system or one of the Microsoft Office programs? Have a look at solutions straight from the source!


Activities for ESL Students – Provides helpful quizzes, exercises and puzzles for bilingual students, to help them improve their understanding of writing and speaking English. Great Books Online – A collection of free eBooks and other information; some of the eBooks include King James Bible and 70 volumes of Harvard Classics & Shelf of Fiction.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – A collection of William Shakespeare’s works, 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.

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.

How to Outline a Term Paper – Provides resources  you can download that are very informative on how to outline and structure a research paper.

How to Write a Research Paper – Provides a detailed description of how to write a research paper, including where to begin, outlining, drafting and editing.

Math – Provides lots of common mistakes with solutions to help college students with their math courses, divided up by subject.

Purplemath – Here you have access to free online tutoring and other helpful resources for algebra.

S.O.S. 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 – As part of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, this website provides problems, puzzles, and other helpful online community resources.

Wolfram MathWorld – Updated daily, this website is a helpful resource for students who want extra-curricular information to go along with their Math courses (either for tutoring purposes or for self-study).


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.

Florida Atlantic University’s LibGuide on Psychology – An in depth guide to locating psychology resources provided by the librarians at Florida Atlantic University. – This website offers resources for anyone looking to find a psychologist, or have a look at their Self-Help Resource table for information on a variety of mental health topics.

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


American Rhetoric – This website 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 website consists of speeches given by women all over the world.

Debatabase: A World of Great Debates – Brought to you by the International Debate Education Association, this database features opposing viewpoints on a variety of topics over a variety of categories. Remember to explore the references at the end of each debate for more information.

Write Out Loud – This is a great resource that provides 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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