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Editor’s Note: This is a list of websites I have come across and found interesting. Listed here in case they are useful for others, there are no referrer links and each link tested clean on VirusTotal when posted.

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I recommend you take time to visit the Internet Archive, “a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form . . . provid[ing] free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public. The Internet Archive provides the Internet Wayback Machine that has billions of usable webpages saved over time. Additionally, the archive has books and texts, audio recordings, videos, images, and software programs.

Academic/Education

-Curriculum

  • Open Syllabus Project: opensyllabus.org
    • “The Open Syllabus Project (OSP) collects and analyzes millions of syllabi to support educational research and novel teaching and learning applications. The OSP helps instructors develop classes, libraries manage collections, and presses develop books.”

-Data Comparison

-Literature Reviews/Systematic Reviews

-Podcasts

-Open Educational Resources

  • Directory of Open Access Journals
  • LibreTexts: libretexts.org
      • “The mission of the LibreTexts project is to unite students, faculty and scholars in a cooperative effort to develop an easy-to-use online platform for the construction, customization, and dissemination of open educational resources (OER), particularly for courses relevant to academic programs, to reduce the burdens of unreasonable textbook costs to our students and society.”
  • OAsis – Commonwealth of Learning Open Access Repository: oasis.col.org/
  • “[I]nstitutional repository for learning resources and publications.”
  • OER Commons: oercommons.org
    • “[A] public digital library of open educational resources. Explore, create, and collaborate with educators around the world to improve curriculum.”
  • Open Education Consortium: oeconsortium.org
  • OER Knowledge Cloud: oerknowledgecloud.org
    • “[E]stablished to identify, collect, preserve and disseminate available documents of enduring value to researchers, industry, government, scholars, writers, historians, journalists and informal learners.”
  • SkillsCommons Repository: skillscommons.org
    • “The US Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program has created a free and open online library called SkillsCommons containing free and open learning materials and program support materials for job-driven workforce development. . . . [t]he OER can be found, reused, revised, retained, redistributed and remixed by an individual, institution, and industry for FREE with the proper attribution to the original author of the resources.”

-Research

-Statistics

-Studying

  • Free Rice: freerice.com
    • Various categories, each answer the site donates 10 grains of rice through the World Food Programme

-Videos

-Writing

–Copy Editing

–Style Guides

–Text Conversion/Manipulation

Activism

Artificial Intelligence/Deep Learning

Consumer Information

Product Review Reviews

  • Fakespot: fakespot.com
    • “Our patented algorithm looks for patterns to filter out reviews we think are unreliable.”
  • ReviewMeta: reviewmeta.com
    • “[I}ndependent site that helps consumers get a better understanding about the reviews they are reading on various platforms”

Long Form Journalism

  • Longreads: longreads.com
    • “[D]edicated to helping people find and share the best storytelling in the world. We feature and produce in-depth investigative pieces, profiles, interviews, commentary, book reviews, audio stories, and personal essays.”
  • The Electric Typewriter
    • “Great articles and essays by the world’s best journalists and writers.”

Media

-Books

-Graphics

-Images

-Movies/TV

-Music/Audio

-PDF

  • I Love PDF: ilovepdf.com
    • “Every tool you need to use PDFs . . . [m]erge, split, compress, convert, rotate, unlock and watermark PDFs”

-PowerPoint/Google Slides Templates

YouTube Channels

  • LegalEagle – Think Like a Lawyer
    • “Do you want to know how our legal system works? You’ve come to the right place. LegalEagle is all about giving you an insider’s view to the legal system. Have some fun and learn to think like a lawyer”
  • Numberphile
    • “Videos about numbers – it’s that simple.”

Social Commentary

  • McMansion Hell: mcmansionhell.com
    • “[A]ims to educate the masses about architectural concepts, urban planning, environmentalism and history by making examples out of the places we love to hate the most: the suburbs.”

Sound

Travel/Geography

United States Only Sites

-Consumer Information

-Politics

Weather

Webcams

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