Posted on December 13, 2012 by mcdonnellwrite
Here’s a great site for teachers, students, and anyone who is trying to learn English as a second language. TOP English Reading Websites has links to sites where you can find resources for reading English. There are links to online libraries with thousands of ebooks, newspapers, audiobooks and more. This is a page at a site called Speechy Project, which has many resources for language teaching, and a lot of them are free. There are links to English grammar Web sites, vocabulary builders, writing and reading tutors, and much more. Check it out!
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Posted on April 11, 2012 by mcdonnellwrite
Okay, I didn’t assemble this list myself, but it’s got enough good reference sites on it that you should waste no time bookmarking it. TED Blog | 100 Websites You Should Know and Use. has links to newsfeeds, newspapers, dictionaries, encyclopedias, cool blogs, games, search engines, music apps, maps, ebooks, ecommerce sites, and lots more. Whenever you need to look something up on the Web (and for most of us, that’s all the time), go to the sites on this list and you’ll probably find your answer.
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Posted on November 16, 2010 by mcdonnellwrite
When I wrote my e-newsletter about free Web research resources, I often profiled sites I found from The WWW Virtual Library. This is a renowned site that lists Web portals in many subjects. The portals are collections of links put together by experts in various fields, and they’re loaded with great research sites. Each portal has dozens, if not hundreds, of links to subjects like: Agriculture, Business, Computing, Education, Engineering, International Affairs, Law, Regional Studies, and more. You can drill down many levels in these portals, and you’ll be amazed at the information you can find. It’s a great resource for businesspeople, students, journalists, and researchers of all kinds.
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Posted on November 14, 2010 by mcdonnellwrite
I love libraries, and the Internet has made it easier than ever to access information in the world’s libraries. The accumulated wealth of knowledge from libraries around the world is right there with the click of a mouse. Here’s a great list with links to library sites: 100 Extensive University Libraries From Around The World That Anyone Can Access. I know that’s a mouthful for a title, but it’s a great WordPress site with annotated links that you’ll find very useful. You’ll find collections of books, documents, pictures, videos, historical material, academic papers — and that’s just scratching the surface of what you can find. If you’re a researcher, a student, a teacher, a writer, or just somebody who likes to learn, you should bookmark this link right away.
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Posted on July 7, 2009 by mcdonnellwrite
I like to stay up on the day’s news, but there are lots of times when I have questions about the details of a news story. Sometimes the story will make you think of something you always wanted to know, like why the color green is so important to the Muslim world, how many people in the first century were named Jesus, how many balloons would it take to lift a house, why is it hard to tell boy polar bears from girl polar bears, why are car dealerships closing, and what is a pandemic health alert? Slate Explainer has background information and answers to those kinds of questions, for news stories all the way back to 1998.
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Posted on May 8, 2009 by mcdonnellwrite
This site has a lot of info that will help Aussie journalists, but anyone can find useful links here. Scroll down the page and you’ll see links to lots of useful info.
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