Resources 1/4: Daily/Writing/Books


In this part — a collection of some general resources — daily sites of interest, writing sites, & free books sites

See also,
Part 2 of 4 Open Learning
Part 3 of 4 Mathematics
Part 4 of 4 Computers (Learning)

http://www.googleguide.com/advanced_operators.html
Google Search Guide Advance Operators — to help improve your searches. Most people probably know this, but some might not.

DAILY SITES

http://www.freshnews.org/
Nice computer/tech aggregate news site from major sites such as digg, slashdot, reddit, yahoo, hacker news, ars technica + many many more in a user friendly format. Skim news from multiple sites quickly.

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/
Astonomy Pic of the day

http://www.freerice.com/
Improve vocabulary while “For each answer you get right, we donate 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program.” Difficulty adjusts depending on correct and wrong answers. Visit for a minute or so every day, learn new words and donate a few grains.

Word of the DAY
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/
http://www.yourdictionary.com/
http://dictionary.reference.com/wordoftheday/
http://www.infoplease.com/wordoftheday

Improve your vocabulary. thefreedictionary site also has “match up” of 5 words in addition to wotd.

WRITING

Online Dictionaries
http://dictionary.reference.com/
http://www.yourdictionary.com/
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/
http://dictionary.infoplease.com/

http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/home.html
Diana Hacker Research and Documentation Citations MLA, APA, CSE Guidelines

http://www.sfwriter.com/mschklst.htm
Manuscript Format Checklist

http://www.teresciaharvey.com/hea/articles/wordformat.html
Document Templates Using Standard Manuscript Format

http://www.sff.net/people/dan.perez/writing/writing.htm
Dan Perez Writing Advice

http://www.gyford.com/phil/writing/2006/10/26/a_beginners_guid.php
A beginner’s guide to freelancing

http://www.freelancewriting.com/freelance-writing-jobs.php
Freelance Writing Jobs

http://www.copyscape.com/
Search for copies of your page on the web.

http://www.blogherald.com/2007/11/26/the-6-steps-to-stop-content-theft/
The 6 Steps to Stop Content Theft

http://www.wsu.edu:8001/~brians/errors/errors.html#errors
Common Errors in English Usage

BOOKS

http://educhoices.org/articles/Online_Libraries_-_25_Places_to_Read_Free_Books_Online.html
25 Places to Read Free Books Online

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Main_Page
Wikibooks – free library of educational textbooks that anyone can edit.

http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/
University of Pennsylvania Online Books Page

http://www.theassayer.org/
Catalog of books whose authors have made them available for free

http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page
No need for description, is there?

http://www.planetpdf.com/free_pdf_ebooks.asp?CurrentPage=1
Free PDF eBooks Archive. Small Selection.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_digital_library_projects
List of digital library projects

http://users.erols.com/jonwill/freebooks.htm
Links to thousands of books that are free on the Internet

http://library.leeds.ac.uk/info/200178/e-books/199/a_to_z_list_of_e-books
Univ. of Leeds Library Services A to Z list of e-books.

http://www.e-booksdirectory.com/
List of freely downloadable ebooks, documents and lecture notes found all over the internet (includes computer and maths books as well).

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