How to research a topic on the Internet
- iTunes University
iTunes U brings you lectures, discussions, language lessons, and more — all from top universities, museums, and other cultural institutions around the world. With the iTunes U app, you can take complete courses on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Best of all, everything on iTunes U is free, whether you're a student or a lifelong learner.
Wikipedia is an encyclopedia written collaboratively by many of its readers. It is a special type of website, called a wiki, that makes collaboration easy. Many people are constantly improving Wikipedia, making thousands of changes an hour, resulting in an incredible resource.
- How Stuff Works
Learn how everything works: computers, autos, electronics, home, health, science, entertainment, money, travel, people... you name it.
- Enchanted Learning
Children's educational materials (good for adults too!) and games designed to stimulate creativity, learning, enjoyment, and imagination.
The ultimate answer engine, with quick accurate dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, bios, tech terms, news, sports, weather, and much more.
- Search the Open Directory Project
The Open Directory is the largest human-reviewed directory of the Web. The quality is high. It's a good place to start searches, since you can continue the search on many different search engines without having to retype anything.
Offers in-depth study guides on a variety of contemporary novels (including many newer books that aren't covered by the older study guide sites).
- Questia - The Online Library of Books and Journals
The world's largest online library of books plus tens of thousands of journal articles.
- Bartleby.com - Great Books Online
Providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the Web, free of charge.
- BookRags - Free Books Online!
100s of popular classics freely available, with study guides.
- The Online Books Page
Books, news, features, archives - over 16,000 listings! Searchable by title, author, subject, serial.
Don't start with a search engine, start with 42eXplore! When you're learning something new, it's nice to have more than one resource to explore. This web project provides "four to explore" for each topic. On each page you'll find definitions, activities, 4 good starting points, and many more links and resources for the thematic topic. 150 topics in the theme archive and growing.
- Study Web
StudyWeb is one of the Internet's premier sites for educational resources for students and teachers. Expert reviewers have scoured the Internet to select only the finest sites to be included in the comprehensive listing of educational links and include a detailed review describing editorial and visual merits.
- Online University
From art to biology, access free online courses from the top universities around the world!
- Online Courses
A free and comprehensive resource that is a collection of open college courses that spans videos, audio lectures, and notes given by professors at Harvard, Princeton and MIT, for those looking to explore additional educational topics and to further their education.
- Criminal Justice Programs
Gives breakdowns of cost, demographic makeup, student-to-faculty ratios, and retention rates for hundreds of CJ programs across the US.
- Online Medical Assistant Programs
This site has good advice on how to become a medical assistant and how to find the best training programs.
- How to Become a Police Officer
Criminal justice programs train students to work in some of the most exciting jobs available, like law enforcement, forensic science, private investigation, and much more.
Find further good online resources with Personal Development Search. This Google-powered facility looks through Trans4mind and a bunch of other highly recommended sites to find the information you're looking for: