Best Online Resources for Students

Education_AcademiaThese days internet has become an invaluable resources for students. There’s no question that these days students can further their academic success by appropriate use of it.

But due to the sheer vastness of the Internet, finding relevant information can be a bit of a challenge as well as time consuming unless you know exactly what you’re looking for.

So here I present various resources of use to a student that I have come across.

Library.nu:

Link: http://library.nu/

The new home of Gigapedia, which hosted the biggest collection of e-books relating to any subject imaginable on the internet. It has always been of great help to me since one can find almost any textbook or solution manuals on it.

It also has novels, autobiographies. In short, if you need an e-book, this should be your first stop. The site requires registration to search for documents though. Most of the files are hosted on rapidshare, hotfile, ifile.it etc.

Free Ebook spot:

Link: http://www.freebookspot.biz/

On the rare occasion when you cant find a specific ebook on Library.nu, chances are free ebook spot has it. Between these two sites, I have found almost every book and novel I have ever searched for.

MIT OCW:

Link: http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

Its an online project started by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which is one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Basically, selected courses (being offered at MIT) are available here. There are lecture notes, quizzes, their solutions and even videos of the lectures delivered in the class rooms.

Students can access all the content for free and without registration.

Yale OCW:

Link: http://oyc.yale.edu/

The principle is same as OCW offered by MIT, but the range of topics in the introductory courses available here, are related more to the arts.

Cramster:

Link: http://www.cramster.com/

Cramster is basically a community of students and professors etc, who offer help with studies. They have step by step solutions to many textbooks and there’s an community of experts who answer any questions you might have as well as guide you with your problems.

Catch is, its not free. You can register for free but free members get limited access to the resources, but in most cases its adequate, specially when coupled up with the above sites.

All Free Essays:

Link: http://www.allfreeessays.com/

This site offers free access to thousands of essays, reports and papers written by students from all over the world.

Simple English Wikipedia:

Link: http://simple.wikipedia.org

No doubt Wikipedia is an invaluable source of information. But sometimes the language in which it is written can a bit too technical. Which makes it difficult to understand for people whose first language isn’t English.

So here’s the alternative. Simple English Wikipedia is the same as Wikpedia but all the articles are written in easy to understand English.

Khan Academy:

Link: http://www.khanacademy.org/

Khan Academy aims to be a world class education to anyone, anywhere and it does that by providing video lectures of thousands of topics from all subjects.

The quality of the lectures provided here is simply superb. An easy to understand approach is given to every topic. If you are having issues with any topic, specially from Mathematics and Physics, I highly recommend Khan Academy.

DogPile:

Link: http://www.dogpile.com/

Dogpile lists all results from the four major search engines namely, Google, Bing, Yahoo! and Ask. So its a far more effective tool for finding relevant information. It has a ton of features including side by side comparison of search engines etc. Check it out for yourself.

Microsoft OneNote:

Link: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/onenote/

OneNote is one of the best notetaking softwares I’ve come across for a long time. It has brilliant features like adding images, audio clip, free hand drawings etc to your notes. Its not free, but then again, we Pakistanis are not known for the massive profits we provide to the companies. For a free alternative check out EverNote. Its equally capable, if not better.

By the we recently did a list of must have iPhone apps for students. You can check the list here.

You are welcome to share links that you have found useful in the comments section.

Talal is a Director and the Editor in Chief at ProPakistani.


  • very nice artical. From a long time i’ve been for ebooks but i could not found that. I wana make a request to Mr. Aamir atta that plz make a separate head just like ‘letter to editor’ where all post relating to students are written.

  • very nice artical. From a long time i’ve been searching for ebooks but i could not found that. I wana make a request to Mr. Aamir atta that plz make a separate head just like ‘letter to editor’ where all post relating to students are written.

  • Mostly i use wikipedia, google or answers.com for my study research work.

  • Engr. SM Raza

    AoA

    Very useful & informative article. I would like to share also one website for ebooks that is http://www.flazx.com. Hope all you like it.

    I also request all of the the readers to share such websites which are not commonly known to every body, so that we could properly get benefit of internet instead of wasting our time in useless things.

    Regards,

    Engr. SM Raza

  • Well, take a look at my webpage http://samteachingresources.blogspot.com/ for some sites (I am still working on it) and also check out http://www.bartleby.com
    education.yahoo.com
    sparknotes.com
    http://www.ipl.org (Internet Public Library)
    I will let you about more soon!

    @RAJOKA nice idea!

  • This is really a very informative post for students – Thanks!
    I think teachers too can bebefit for it!

  • This is really a very informative post for students – Thanks!
    I think teachers too can benefit for it!

  • oops – mistyped – from it*

  • iFadey

    Khan Academy is best for college and university students :)

  • Khan

    great sharing buddy. Bookmarked the site.

  • Munnu

    Bundle of thanks my Friend.

  • Shah Zahid Khan

    Superb…..

  • No doubt Propakistani has lot of readers, however if each reader post one link to any useful study resource,i think it will be very helpful for students. Mostly students wastds lots of time crowling web but they fail to get any extraordinry material . Infact propakistani has admirable writers ,inspite giving lot of attenion to IT and current affairs they should write about students. It will be very helpful for students.

    For accountancy students;
    http://www.opentuition.com

    http://ebooks.pk

  • Well categorized and easy to find 5000+ VU Online Video Lectures on Different subjects are available for the following subjects.

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  • umer daraz

    v.nice infomative artical

  • Excellent research. We all need more articles like this.
    I’d like to add
    http://citeseer.ist.psu.edu/
    in the list.
    A popular digital library search engine.

  • Rameez Kakakhel

    The MIT OCW is best for engineering students..
    .
    Aamir Bhai can we add sources of illegal ebook sharing? :p

    • admin

      Bro, let’s not do that. We need to play safe, clean and legal.

      • Ammar

        WoW, the content available on http://library.nu/ is legal ?

        • oo really is it legall?

          people talk about legal or not in pakistan !really when we dont have a law- on it…bhai full english!…
          ….lol

  • Thank for links. Wikipedia is big resource which talk about World around. We best know one one after this.

  • Thanks for a useful post.

    I have recently been looking for overseas scholarships and found an interesting website.

    http://www.pakuniversities.com

    However i think they have to make more efforts to make it more useful.

  • awais

    can admin help me please. i tried library.nu
    its a great website. but i had to register first. after i registered, i can downloads files in 7z format. now problem that i am facing is that i can extract files in 7z format. i downloaded 7-zip but before extracting it asks for password which i do not know.
    Can anyone help me???

    • awais

      ***i cant extract 7z format files.

  • Eid

    Very nice supporting materials for study.