Student Research Resources

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Student Research Resources ( is a Subject Tracer™ Information Blog developed and created by the Virtual Private Library™. It is designed to monitor student research resources on the World Wide Web and listed below. We always welcome suggestions of additional sites and resources to be added to this comprehensive listing and please submit by clicking here. This site has been developed and maintained by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.; Internet expert, author, keynote speaker, and consultant. His latest white papers include Searching the Internet, Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources, and Knowledge Discovery Resources 2015. All of his Subject Tracer™ Information Blogs and his white papers are available from  His latest monthly column is available by clicking here. Subscribe to his free monthly Awareness Watch™ Newsletter. Learn more by clicking here.

Resources: Student Research Resources Toolkit:

19Pencils – Discover and Share Educational Content

1000 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources

Academic Software

Accounting, Business Studies and Economics Dictionary

Adobe Reader

Advanced Online Scientific Calculator

Advanced Technological Education Television

AffordABook – Search for College Textbooks

American Society of Civil Engineers: Teaching Resources

AMSER – Applied Math and Science Education Repository

Anki – Friendly Intelligent Flash Cards Making Remembering Easy

Annenberg Lesson Plans

Annotary – Highlight Web Pages and Share Your Notes

ApplyMate – Keep Track of your Job and School Applications

AuthorGEN – eLearning Software, Services and Authoring Tools for Efficient Communications

Back To School Resources

Bartleby – Great Books Online


BibMe – Fully Automatic and Free Bibliography Maker

Big6 – Information Skills for Student Achievement – Textbook Centric Price Comparison Site

Biographical Dictionary

Biteslide – Engaging Platform for Presenting School Projects

Teachers Printables

Bookboon – Download Free Student and Travel Books

Bookrags – Book Summaries and Study Guides for Students

Bookstep – Get Your Textbooks

Business Intelligence Resources

Business Resources: Finding Company, Industry, Trade Information – Compare Prices on New and Used College Textbooks

Centre – Free Student Information System

Chegg – Cheap Textbook Rentals, Search for Used Textbooks and Rent College Textbooks

Chegg Tutors – Improve Your Grades and Connect With a Top Tutor Online


Citelighter – Your Own Personal Academic Research Tool

CiteThisForMe – The Harvard Referencing Generator




Clipart ETC

Cogito – Connecting Youth Thinkers Around the World

Collaborize Classroom™

CollegePlus – Higher Education Customized

College Scorecard

Competency-Based Education Network – A National Consortium for Designing, Developing and Scaling New Models for Student Learning

Computing Research Repository (CoRR)

ConnectED Initiative

Cornell University Digital Literacy Resource

CourseFork – Collaborate On Educational Content

CourseSmart – eTextbooks and Digital Course Materials

Coursolve – Connecting Course Projects and Needs

Creaza – Integrated Web-Based ToolBox for Creative Work

Crossword Puzzle Maker

CultureGrams – Concise, Reliable and Up To Date Reports on 200 Cultures

Curriki – Free Learning Resources for the World

CyberLibrary Media Center

Deep Web Research and Resources

Digital Humanities Tools

Digital Public Library of America

Directory of Affordable College

Directory Resources – Shop for Textbooks

Earth Science Literacy Maps

EasyBib – Free Bibliography Maker

E-Books Directory

eBrary Library Center – The One Place to Organize, Present, and Share Knowledge

EdRef – Free College Search Directory

EDSITEment – The Best of the Humanities On the Web

Educational Software Directory

Education and Academic Resources                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

EDU Libs – Documents, Papers and Essays for University and School Research

EdX – Transformational Partnership of MIT and Harvard for Open Source Online Education

eFinancialBot – Your Global Financial Search Engine

eHealthcareBot Search Engine

Einstein Archives Online

Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education (ENC)

eMarketingBot Search Engine

Encalc – The Free Online Scientific Calculator

eNotes – Comprehensive Online Educational Resources by Experts

ERCA – Educational Research Center of America

Erik Max Francis Research Resources

Eulergy – Making Connections That Help Drive Innovation

Explore Open Archives

Annenberg Classroom                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

FedMoney – Guide to All U. S. Government Grants and Loans Benefiting Students

Financial Calculators

Financial Sources

Finding Experts by Using the Internet

Finding People

Flash Card Machine – Create, Study and Share Online Flash Cards

FlashNotes – Studying Pays

Flooved – Study Smarter

FunnelBrain – Answers, Questions and Flashcards

Genamics JournalSeek

Ghostscript, Ghostview and GSview

Gibbon – Simple Playlists for Learning

Glean – Finding the Best Educational Videos for Students

GLORIAD Global Ring Network for Advanced Applications Development

Gnowledge – Education Platform

Good Practices for University Open-access Policies

Google Tips and Tricks Every Student Should Know

Gooru – Education Is a Human Right

GradeGuru Citation Manager

GradeGuru – Notes Sharing By Students For Students – Simple Class Management for Teachers

GradShare – Ask Questions, Get Answers, Get Expert Advice from Graduate School Community

Highly Cited Researchers

Historical Research – Primary Resources on the Web – Internet Training and Technology for Students

HomeWork Elephant – Homework Help At Your Fingertips

How Students Use Technology [INFOGRAPHIC]

How To Study – A Brief Guide

iAnnotate PDF

Interactive Biology – Making Biology Fun

International Calling Codes

International Journal of Students’ Research (IJSR)

Internet Detective – Wise Up To the Web

Intute Virtual Training Suites


Justia – Law & Legal Information for Lawyers, Students, Business and the Public

K-12 Resources for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education

KidBibs Homework Help

KnightCite – Online Citation Generator

Learn How To Become

Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Lesson Corner – Online Resources for Teachers

Lesson Paths – Making Learning Online Free and Accessible To the Entire World

Life Science Teaching Resource Community (LifeSciTRC)


LLRX> Student Research Library

Market Intelligent Resources

Martindale Calculators

Memrise – Learn Vocabulary, Languages, History, Science, Triva and Just About Anything Else

Mendeley – Academic Software for Research Papers

MentorMob Pro – Empower Students To Realize Their Full Potential

Mindset List from Beloit College

MIT OpenCourseWare

Mobento – Video Learning Platform

MyEdu – Get Smart About College

MyHomeWork App – The Best Way To Keep Your School Life Organized

Myndbook Maps – Free Form Note Taking

National Science Digital Library (NSDL)

National Student Clearinghouse Research Center

Newseum: Digital Classroom

NoteUtopia – Study Community for Students

NSDL Science Literacy Maps

OATs – Open Access Textbooks

OCW Bookshelf – MIT OpenCourseWare Textbook Information

OER (Open Educational Resources) Commons

OneClass – Access To 170,000 Notes, Study Packs and Exam Videos

Online College Database – Find Online College and Universities Near You

Online Research Tools

Open Access Textbooks Project

Open Culture – The Best Free Cultural and Educational Media On the Web

Open Educational Resources

OpenStudy – Social Learning Network for Students                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Open Text Book

PackBack – Rent Digital Textbooks for $5 or Less

Pathfinder Science – Science Network for Student and Citizen Science

Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) – Learning for Everyone, By Everyone, About Most Anything

Physics Teacher Education Coalition

PickTextBooks – Find the Right Textbook

PINAKES – A Subject LaunchPad – Free Online Plagiarism Checker and Duplicate Content Finder

Plagiarism Resource Site

Plagium – Plagiarism Tracker and Checker

PlagTracker – Accurate Plagiarism Checking

Problem-Attic – 85,000 of the Best /Questions from NY Regents, State Assessments, Academic Competitions, and More

ProProfs Training Maker – Create Online Courses and Training Easily

Propulsion Research Center

ProQuest Flow

PSI Tutor: Academic Mentor

PSRC: Physical Sciences Resource Center

QuestBase – Assessments Made Easy

Questia – The World’s Largest Online Library of Books

QuizSlides – The Multiple Choice Test Platform

Reference from Coast to Coast: Stalking and Finding the Full-Text Article

Reference Resources

Research Beyond Google: 119 Authoritative, Invisible, and Comprehensive Resources

RefSeek – Academic Search Engine for Students and Researchers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Reith Lectures : BBC Radio 4

RentAStudent – Connecting Companies and Qualified University Students

Research and Documentation Online

ResearchGATE – Professional Network for Scientists

Research Mapper

Research Methods Knowledge Base

Research On the Web: Finding the Right Sources and the Right Tools

Research Resources

Research Resources Online Guide

Research Tools – The Library of Congress

Resources for Research from the British Library

Riipen – The Online Platform Connecting Students To Companies

Scholar’s Guide to WWW

Schoology – Your Digital Classroom

Science360 Knowledge Network

Science and Technology Projects for Student Research

Science Daily

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Education for Global Leadership

Science: Video Portal

Scientific American: 60-Second Science

Scitable – A Collaborative Learning Space for Life Sciences

Scrawlar – Scrawlar Meet Scholar

Silk Slides – Share and Discuss Slide Presentations

Sketchlot – Connect, Collaborate and Share


Shmoop – Study Guides for Literature, U.S. History, Poems and Essays


Snapshots of Science and Medicine

SoapBox – Teach More Effectively

Socrato – Web-based Test Preparation and Assessment Platform

SparkNotes: Today’s Most Popular Study Guides

Spill – Bring Empathy to Schools

Starter Tips for Internet Research


Student Aid – Helping Students Make Smart College Choices

Students Subsites

Study Blue – Make Flashcards and Study Efficiently Everywhere You Go

Study Champs – Learn Math, English and Science

Study Guides and Strategies

StudyMinder – Homework Management Tool

SweetSearch – Search Engine for Students

TalkChalk – Where the Classroom Lives Beyond the Bell

TalkMiner – Search Inside Video Lectures and Talks

Teacher to Teacher: Critical Thinking in the College Classroom

TeacherTube – Teacher Videos, Lesson Plan Videos and Student Video Lessons

Textbook Revolution

The Atlas of Economic Complexity

The Free Resource – Sharing Educational Resources

The Math Forum @ Drexel

The Next Generation Science Standards

The Study Skills Guide for Students

The Why Files – The Science Behind the News

ThinkBinder – Efficient Study Group Environments

Timetable Web – School Timetable, Automatic Generation, Easy, Fast, Fully Online

Trade Schools Database

TutorHunt – Connecting Private Tutors and Students

Tutorial Resources

U101 – Search Colleges and Universities in the United States and Canada

University Notes – Better Note Taking and Better Class Information

University of Virginia Teaching Resource Center

Unlock Your Brain – Effortless Learning

Virtual Learning Resources Center

Virtual Private Library™ – Subject Tracer™ Information Blogs

Visual Dictionary Online

Vocabulary Notebook

Walnote – Secure Notes Online

We Compare Books – Book Price Comparison Engine for Student Books

webGURU – Web Guide to Research for Undergraduates

wePapers – Creating the World’s Biggest Study Group for Knowledge Discovery

Where To Do Research

Wikiversity – Learning Resources, Learning Projects and Research

Wolfram|Alpha for Educators                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Wolfram Demonstrations Project


World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR)

Writing in College: A Short Guide to College Writing

WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources

xISBN Search


YouTube for Schools – Educate, Engage and Inspire Your Students with Video


Student Research Paper Resources:

4,000+ Research Paper Topic Ideas

A Research Guide for Students

Basic Steps in the Research Process

Citation Machine

Citation Styles Online

Current Awareness Monitors, Alerts and Information Traps – MLA Format Template

Guide to United States Government Documents

How To Write a Term Paper

Indispensable Writing Resources

kdissert – Mind Mapping Tool

Library Research Guide

Online Research Tools                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

OWL: Online Writing Lab from Purdue                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Research Blogs and the Discussion of Scholarly Information

Research Buddy – Saves References To WebPages in Bibliographical Reference Form 

Research Process: Self Assessment

Rush Essay – Professional Academic Writing

Scientific Reports – The Writing Center

Super Science Fair Projects: Complete Guide to Science Fair Projects, Topics and Experiments

The Copyright WebQuest

The Seven Steps of the Research Process

Topicscape – Mindmaps in 3D and Information Management

University of Washington Subject and Class Guides



White Papers:

Online Research Browser                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Online Research Tools

Online Social Networking

Searching the Internet

Using the Internet As a Dynamic Resource Tool for Knowledge Discovery

White Papers by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.

© 2015 Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.

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