Bob Jensen's Links to Electronic Literature

Bob Jensen at Trinity University.
Email: rjensen@trinity.edu

Please let me know when links become broken.

Please send me links to good electronic literature that you think should be added to this page.

Free Online Textbooks, Videos, and Tutorials --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm#Textbooks
Free Tutorials in Various Disciplines --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#Tutorials
Edutainment and Learning Games --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/thetools.htm#Edutainment
Open Sharing Courses --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI
The Master List of Free Online College Courses ---
http://universitiesandcolleges.org/

Free learning materials in a wide range of academic disciplines ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm

Book Riot --- http://bookriot.com/
This is a great site --- see for yourself

The Public Domain Project Makes 10,000 Film Clips, 64,000 Images & 100s of Audio Files Free to Use ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/01/the-public-domain-project-makes-10000-film-clips-free-online.html

Book--- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bookselling

Center for History of the Book --- http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/chb/

Lost Titles, Forgotten Rhymes: How to Find a Novel, Short Story, or Poem Without Knowing its Title or Author --- http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/lost/

"QuickWire: Top 10 Trends in Academic Libraries," by Jennifer Howard, Chronicle of Higher Education, June 16, 2011 ---
http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/quickwire-top-10-trends-in-academic-libraries/31796?sid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

First Consider Learning on Your Own  

Free Current Books from Amazon

Online Book and Short Story Finders

Online Poem and Poet Finders

Online Audio Books and Audio Poems 

Online Journal and Magazine Finders

Free Online Videos, Textbooks, Cases, and Tutorials

How to Find the Cheapest Textbooks 

University of North Texas Digital Collections: Miniature Book Collection http://digital.library.unt.edu/browse/department/rarebooks/mnbc/

Free and Fee Accounting Software --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob1.htm#AccountingSoftware

Online Books and Authors

Banned (Forbidden) Books

Online Poems and Poets

Especially for Children 

Online Multimedia (Audio and Video) (Including Video and Television Show Dialog)

Online Reviews and Journals

Online Links to Quotations

Dictionaries, Acronyms, Abbreviations, Encyclopedias, Anagrams,
     Entertainment, Humor, Catalogs, and Other References

Fascinating Statistics --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/FascinatingStatistics/Statistics.htm

United Nations World Digital Library --- http://www.wdl.org/en/

BBC: Learning English --- http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/

The History of Film — 2000 Movies Across 100 Years — Presented in One Big Zoomable Graphic ---
http://www.openculture.com/2012/11/the_history_of_film_--_2000_movies_across_100_years_--_presented_in_one_big_zoomable_graphic.html

Links to Free Online Video and Music --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/music.htm

Acceptance Speech for the August 15, 2002 American Accounting Association's Outstanding Educator Award --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/AAAaward_files/AAAaward02.htm

Bob Jensen's Blogs --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/JensenBlogs.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called New Bookmarks --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookurl.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Tidbits --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/TidbitsDirectory.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Fraud Updates --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudUpdates.htm
Bob Jensen's past presentations and lectures --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/resume.htm#Presentations   

Free Online Textbooks, Videos, and Tutorials --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm#Textbooks
Free Tutorials in Various Disciplines --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#Tutorials
Edutainment and Learning Games --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/thetools.htm#Edutainment
Open Sharing Courses --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

FREE access to ANNUAL REPORTS in XBRL --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/XBRLandOLAP.htm#TimelineXBRL
From EDGAR Online --- http://www.tryxbrl.org/

History of XBRL --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/XBRLandOLAP.htm


How to download journal articles and books

When I said yesterday in a reply to Pat that I use the Trinity University Library’s subscription to JSTOR to download free copies of AAA articles like The Accounting Review articles, I should’ve pointed out that, since I pay for the AAA Electronic Journals access, I use JSTOR only for articles published 1925-1998. In my case I access JSTOR using a password provided to me by the Trinity University Library that subscribes to JSTOR and many other electronic literature databases.

Beginning in 1999, the AAA created digital archives that subscribers can access directly, but there is a subscription fee added on to membership dues to access those archives. Students may download, without charge, JSTOR archived articles through their college library subscription. JSTOR is not usually as immediately up to date for the most recent articles as the AAA site --- http://aaahq.org/pubs/electpubs.htm
People without access to JSTOR can pay for copies of AAA journal articles published after 1998.

Of course there are also free hard copies of journals available in most college libraries, and these articles can be photocopied or scanned for educational purposes. As you grow older, you find yourself almost choked out of your office with stacks of old journals. I commenced giving most of my hard copy journals away even before I retired. Services like JSTOR allow me to download and store articles of interest in a hard drive.

MAAW has a convenient indexing of AAA journals back to when they were first published. This is a great free service generously and meticulously provided by Professor James Martin. However, after locating a historic AAA journal article, you will still have to use something like JSTOR to actually download the complete article ---
http://maaw.info/
Thank you for sharing James.

I personally, however, have hung onto a lot of books that now perhaps have some antique value. Eventually, Google Advanced Book Search and similar archiving services will have most old accounting books available for free digital downloading. Google Advanced Book Search is finally up to speed for many, many antique accounting books --- http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search
Give it a try with an antique accounting book of particular interest to you such as Truth in Accounting by Kenneth MacNeal.

 Another thing about Google Books is that it often provides other information about books and links to articles about selected books. Feed in the term Pacioli and see what you get at http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search

 One problem I still have with Google Advanced Book Search is that it will often link to later editions of old books rather than earliest editions. For example, on my desk I have a hard copy of the 1932 edition of Accountants’ Handbook edited by William A. Payton. When I use Google Advanced Book Search, however, I only find a link to the 1953 edition. If I search for the book title, Payton, and 1932 I do not find any hits.

 

Happy hunting.
I have hundreds of links to electronic literature at
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm

Bob Jensen's search helpers are at
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/searchh.htm

 


October 12, 2010 message from Paul Clikeman

Bob,

I would be very grateful if you would look at my new website http://auditeducation.info . The site contains articles, cases, classroom exercises, videos and academic research related to financial statement auditing. I’d appreciate suggestions for improving the site and publicizing it.

Paul M. Clikeman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Accounting
Robins School of Business
University of Richmond
Richmond, VA 23173

 

October 12, 2010 reply from Bob Jensen

Hi Paul,

I welcome this exciting new site containing resources for auditing and the history of auditing. It selectively links to some of the best articles on an array of auditing topics, including auditing history.
http://auditeducation.info 

I linked your site in various Web documents including
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Fraud001.htm#Professionalism
However, until I get my new computer set up at Trinity University, I may not be able to update these files on the Web server.

I will also announce your site on the AAA Commons.

Hopefully other accounting bloggers will also announce your site.

Good Work

Bob Jensen

Free Open Sharing Tutorials, Videos, and Course Materials

Bob Jensen's threads on open sharing lectures, videos, and course materials from prestigious universities ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

Bob Jensen's threads on free tutorials and videos in various academic disciplines ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#EducationResearch


 

Bob Jensen's Helpers for Writers --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/BookBob3.htm#Dictionaries 

Bob's Story About Growing Up
Short story entitled
My Glimpse of Heaven:  What I learned from Max and Gwen

Bob Jensen's Grammar Helpers --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/BookBob3.htm#Dictionaries

Education Tutorials

Free Images from the U.S. Government --- http://rastervector.com/resources/free/free.html

Free Federal Resources in Various Disciplines --- http://www.free.ed.gov/

Bob Jensen's threads on general education tutorials are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#EducationResearch

2009 WebWise Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/webwise/090226/

"U. of Manitoba Researchers Publish Open-Source Handbook on Educational Technology," by Steve Kolowich, Chronicle of Higher Education, March 19, 2009 --- http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/index.php?id=3671&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Technology is changing the way students learn. Is it changing the way colleges teach?

Not enough, says George Siemens, associate director of research and development at the University of Manitoba’s Learning Technologies Centre.

While colleges and universities have been “fairly aggressive” in adapting their curricula to the changing world, Mr. Siemens told The Chronicle, “What we haven’t done very well in the last few decades is altering our pedagogy.”

To help get colleges thinking about how they might adapt their teaching styles to the new ways students absorb and process information, Mr. Siemens and Peter Tittenberger, director of the center, have created a Web-based guide, called the Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning.

Taking their own advice, they have outfitted the handbook with a wiki function that will allow readers to contribute their own additions.

In the its introduction, the handbook declares the old pedagogical model—where the students draw their information primarily from textbooks, newspapers, and their professors—dead. “Our learning and information acquisition is a mash-up,” the authors write. “We take pieces, add pieces, dialogue, reframe, rethink, connect, and ultimately, we end up with some type of pattern that symbolizes what’s happening ‘out there’ and what it means to us.” Students are forced to develop new ways of making sense of this flood of information fragments.

But Mr. Siemens said that colleges had been slow to appreciate this fact. “I don’t see a lot of research coming out on what universities might look like in the future,” he said. “If how we interact with information and with each other fundamentally changes, it would suggest that the institution also needs to change.”

Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning ---
http://ltc.umanitoba.ca/wikis/etl/index.php/Handbook_of_Emerging_Technologies_for_Learning

Preface

This Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning (HETL) has been designed as a resource for educators planning to incorporate technologies in their teaching and learning activities.

Introduction

How is education to fulfill its societal role of clarifying confusion when tools of control over information creation and dissemination rest in the hands of learners[3], contributing to the growing complexity and confusion of information abundance?

Change Pressures and Trends

Global, political, social, technological, and educational change pressures are disrupting the traditional role (and possibly design) of universities. Higher education faces a "re-balancing" in response to growing points of tension along the following fault lines...

What we know about learning

Over the last century, educator’s understanding of the process and act of learning has advanced considerably.

Technology, Teaching, and Learning

Technology is concerned with "designing aids and tools to perfect the mind". As a means of extending the sometimes limited reach of humanity, technology has been prominent in communication and learning. Technology has also played a role in classrooms through the use of movies, recorded video lectures, and overhead projectors. Emerging technology use is growing in communication and in creating, sharing, and interacting around content.

Media and technology

A transition from epistemology (knowledge) to ontology (being) suggests media and technology need to be employed to serve in the development of learners capable of participating in complex environments.

Change cycles and future patterns

It is not uncommon for theorists and thinkers to declare some variation of the theme "change is the only constant". Surprisingly, in an era where change is prominent, change itself has not been developed as a field of study. Why do systems change? Why do entire societies move from one governing philosophy to another? How does change occur within universities?

New Learners? New Educators? New Skills?

New literacies (based on abundance of information and the significant changes brought about technology) are needed. Rather than conceiving literacy as a singular concept, a multi-literacy view is warranted.

Tools

Each tool possesses multiple affordances. Blogs, for example, can be used for personal reflection and interaction. Wikis are well suited for collaborative work and brainstorming. Social networks tools are effective for the formation of learning and social networks. Matching affordances of a particular tool with learning activities is an important design and teaching activity

Research

Evaluating the effectiveness of technology use in teaching and learning brings to mind Albert Einstein’s statement: "Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted". When we begin to consider the impact and effectiveness of technology in the teaching and learning process, obvious questions arise: "How do we measure effectiveness? Is it time spent in a classroom? Is it a function of test scores? Is it about learning? Or understanding?"

Conclusion

Through a process of active experimentation, the academy’s role in society will emerge as a prominent sensemaking and knowledge expansion institution, reflecting of the needs of learners and society while maintaining its role as a transformative agent in pursuit of humanity’s highest ideals.

 

Bob Jensen's threads on education technology --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/0000start.htm

 

 

Electronic Reading Devices and the History of Electronic Books --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ebooks.htm

How to Find Books and Compare Prices --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/searchh.htm#Books

BookFinder online textbook aggregator http://www.bookfinder.com
Compares prices and shipping costs of alternative sellers of hard copy textbooks.

Rare Book Room --- http://www.rarebookroom.org/  
Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America --- http://www.abaa.org/books/abaa/index.html
Other Rare Book Sources --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Searchh.htm#RareBooks
National Yiddish Book Center --- http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/

From Steamer Trunk to Rare Books Collection ---
https://uniqueatpenn.wordpress.com/2015/10/21/from-steamer-trunk-to-rare-books-collection/

 

Bob Jensen's links to art, entertainment, history, and museums --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#History

Online Training and Education Alternatives --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/CrossBorder.htm

Bob Jensen's Search Helpers --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/searchh.htm

The Library Thing: Catalog Your Books Online --- http://www.librarything.com/

Trade In Your Books for Other Books
BookMooch allows you to trade books on your shelf for other books --- http://bookmooch.com/

"Only minutes after creating a list of books I am willing to give away on Bookmooch, I already had enough points to request free books from others. Tomorrow, I am mailing two complete strangers some old books. And four strangers have promised to send me books I was planning to buy on Amazon. An excellent trade! Bookmooch works!"
- Solana Larsen (a BookMooch member)
See Joanne Kaufman, "Clear the Bookshelf and Fill It Up Again, All Online," The New York Times, October 15, 2007 --- Click Here

Donating Used Textbooks --- http://www.nationalserviceresources.org/node/17645
Swap Books Online

USA Today, February 14, 2006 --- http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-02-14-book-sharing_x.htm
BookMooch --- http://www.bookmooch.com/
Also see the message blog at http://1389moblog.blogspot.com/2007/10/bookmooch-social-network-for-people-who.html
Paperback Swap --- http://www.paperbackswap.com/press_media/press_media_detail.php?id=30
Campus Book Swap --- http://www.campusbookswap.org/index.asp
Bookins Book Exchaznge --- http://www.airnyc.org/info/Bookins-Book-Exchange-61303.html
There are many, many other "Book Swap" alternatives on a Google search

March 27, 2007 message from Tina Bungert [tina.bungert@hitflip.de]

. . . I would like to introduce you to our service and web site Hitflip that might be an interesting addition to your links for books and education. Hitflip is a community to swap used books and other original media. It is therefore an easy and cheap alternative to the existing online book stores. You can find hitflip at http://www.hitflip.de  .
The just recently launched English version can be found at
http://www.hitflip.co.uk

Other alternatives for trading and donating books --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/searchh.htm#BookTrading

You can also sell used books and other products on Amazon.com ---
http://www.amazon.com/gp/seller-account/mm-summary-page.html?ie=UTF8&topic=200257910

And there's eBay --- http://hub.ebay.com/buy

And there's CraigsList --- http://www.craigslist.org/about/sites.html

Thrift Books (inexpensive used books) --- http://www.thriftbooks.com/

From the National Science Foundation
 The Birth and Rise of the Internet --- http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/nsf-net/?govDel=USNSF_51

Also see Richard Jensen's (History, U of Illinois-Chicago) --- Scholars' Guide to WWW

From The Scout Report on January 23, 2009

Codex Sinaiticus [Macromedia Flash Player] http://www.codexsinaiticus.org/en/ 

The Codex Sinaiticus is certainly one of the most important books in the world, and this delightful website provides users with a way to view the book in its entirety. The goal of this project is "to reunite the entire manuscript in digital form and make it accessible to a global audience for the first time." The project partners include The British Library, the National Library of Russia, St. Catherine's Monastery, and Leipzig University Library. First-time visitors may wish to click on the "About" area to learn more about the document's tremendous significance (among other things, it includes the oldest complete copy of the New Testament) and to read answers to several frequently asked questions about the Codex Sinaiticus. Anyone with an interest in conservation, digitization, and transcription will want to check out the "About the Project" page. Here they will find information about all of these subjects, and information about translations of the Codex. Finally, visitors will obviously want to head on over to the "See The Manuscript" area. Here they can read a side-by-side translation of each page, zoom in and out on the Codex, and even browse around by passage.

 


How do scholars search for academic references?

Scholarpedia --- http://www.scholarpedia.org/article/Main_Page

PLoS One --- http://www.plosone.org/home.action

Google Scholar --- http://scholar.google.com/
Not to be confused with Google Advanced Search which does not cover many scholarly articles --- http://www.google.com/advanced_search?hl=en

Microsoft's Windows "Live Search" or  "Academic Search" ---
http://search.live.com/results.aspx?scope=academic&q=

Amazon's A9 --- http://a9.com/-/search/advSearch 

Beginning October 23, 2003, Amazon.com offers a text search of entire contents of millions of pages of books, including new books  ---
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/10197021/ref%3Dsib%5Fmerch%5Fgw/104-3984945-7813514 

How It Works --- http://snurl.com/BookSearch 
A significant extension of our groundbreaking Look Inside the Book feature, Search Inside the Book allows you to search millions of pages to find exactly the book you want to buy. Now instead of just displaying books whose title, author, or publisher-provided keywords that match your search terms, your search results will surface titles based on every word inside the book. Using Search Inside the Book is as simple as running an Amazon.com search. 

Soon to be the largest scholarly library in the world:
Google Book Search --- http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search 

Answers.com --- http://www.answers.com/

Wikipedia (heavily used by scholars in spite of authenticity risks)--- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%s

Other Scholarly Search Engines (CrossRef and Scirus.) --- http://privateschool.about.com/b/a/116956.htm
Also see http://www.library.uq.edu.au/internet/scholsearch.html

Scholarly search tools

  • CiteBase
    Citebase is a trial service that allows researchers to search across free, full-text research literature ePrint archives, with results ranked according to criteria such as citation impact.

     

  • Gateway to ePrints
    A listing of ePrint servers and open access repository search tools.

     

  • Google Scholar
    A search tool for scholarly citations and abstracts, many of which link to full text articles, book chapters, working papers and other forms of scholarly publishing. It includes content from many open access journals and repositories.

     

  • OAIster
    A search tool for cross-archive searching of more than 540 separate digital collections and archives, including arXiv, CiteBase, ANU ePrints, ePrintsUQ, and others.

     

  • Scirus
    A search tool for online journals and Web sites in the sciences.
 

UCLA Library Scholarly Search Helpers --- http://www2.library.ucla.edu/googlescholar/searchengines.cfm

University of Kansas Scholarly Search Helpers --- http://www.lib.ku.edu/technology/searchengines/scholar.shtml

Social scientists and business scholars often use SSRN (not free) --- http://www.ssrn.com/

If you have access to a college library, most colleges generally have paid subscriptions to enormous scholarly literature databases that are not available freely online. Serious scholars obtain access to these vast literature databases.

Librarian's Index to the Internet --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/searchh.htm#Librarian'sIndex

Searching the Deep Web --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/searchh.htm#DeepWeb

Open Access Shared Scholarship --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

University Channel (video and audio) ---  http://uc.princeton.edu/main/

Bob Jensen's links to electronic literature, including free online textbooks and other learning materials --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm

Bob Jensen's search helpers are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/searchh.htm


Bob Jensen's Archives of New Bookmarks --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookurl.htm

Bob Jensen's Tidbits Blog --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/TidbitsDirectory.htm

Bob Jensen's Updates on Fraud --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudUpdates.htm

Links to Documents on Fraud --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Fraud.htm

Bob Jensen's search helpers are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/searchh.htm

Bob Jensen's Bookmarks --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob.htm

Bob Jensen's links to free electronic literature, including free online textbooks --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm

Bob Jensen's links to free online video, music, and other audio --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Music.htm

Bob Jensen's documents on accounting theory are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/theory.htm 

Bob Jensen's links to free course materials from major universities --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

Bob Jensen's links to online education and training alternatives around the world --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Crossborder.htm

Bob Jensen's links to electronic business, including computing and networking security, are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ecommerce.htm

Free Online Textbooks, Videos, and Tutorials --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm#Textbooks
Free Tutorials in Various Disciplines --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#Tutorials
Edutainment and Learning Games --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/thetools.htm#Edutainment
Open Sharing Courses --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI
The Master List of Free Online College Courses ---
http://universitiesandcolleges.org/

Bob Jensen's links to education technology and controversies --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/0000start.htm

 

Links to Bob Jensen's Workshop Documents on Education and Learning
Bob Jensen's Education and Learning Bookmarks

Bookmarks

The Shocking Future of Education 

First File

Second File

E-Learning and Distance Education's Top 
(Award-Winning) Illustrations

Detail File

Bob Jensen's Threads on Cross-Border (Transnational) Training and Education
(Includes helpers for finding online training and education courses, certificate programs, and degree Programs)
Detail File

Alternatives and Tricks/Tools of the Trade
    
(Including Edutainment and Learning Games)
     (Includes aids for the handicapped, disabled, and learning challenged)

First File

Second File

The Dark Side of the 21st Century: Concerns About Technologies in Education

 Detail File

Assessment Issues, Case Studies, and Research Detail File
History and Future of Course Authoring Technologies Detail File
Knowledge Portals and Vortals Detail File
Bob Jensen's Advice to New Faculty (and Resources) Detail File
Bob Jensen's Threads on Electronic Books Detail File
Threads of Online Program Costs and Faculty Compensation Detail File
Bob Jensen's Helper Videos and Tutorials Detail File
Jensen and Sandlin Book entitled Electronic Teaching and Learning: Trends in Adapting to Hypertext, Hypermedia, and Networks in Higher Education
(both the 1994 and 1997 Updated Versions)
Old Book

Some Earlier Papers

 

 
Additional Links and Threads Threads

 


Sony Reader:  The New eBook Alternative
Electronic books have traditionally gone straight from the manufacturer to the remainders bin -- but the market has never gone away entirely, despite years of tepid sales and failed predictions. Now a new device from Sony is generating buzz worthy of a Stephen King novel. Some people are even wondering whether the Sony Reader might be just the ticket to kick the e-book market into high gear.
Dylan Tweney, "Screening the Latest Bestseller," Wired News, January 24, 2006 --- http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,70039-0.html?tw=wn_tophead_13


"The Incredible Vanishing Book," by Christopher Conway, Inside Higher Ed, November 3, 2008 ---
http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2008/11/03/conway

We don’t know how soon it will happen, but it is happening and it will be consummated soon. The commodity of the book, as we have known it for the last few decades, is vanishing and being replaced by new electronic media. Paper-and-binding books have irrevocably begun to fade away as products of mass consumption and will soon transform themselves into curios like vinyl records. The age of the massive emporium bookstore is coming to an end under the crushing, virtual weight of the Internet. Amazon’s Kindle e-book reader is doing well and it promises to get better and cheaper in the future. Textbook companies have developed publishing platforms, like www.ichapters.com, for textbooks to be digitally delivered to students through a price-per-chapter system. And worst of all, if you’re a paper-and-binding book lover such as myself, people are reading less paper than before.

In the diverse, mostly Latino first generation student population that I teach, responses to the paper-and-binding book are often mediated by practical economics. A few years ago I assigned Antonio Skármeta’s beautiful, hardcover children’s book about dictatorship, The Composition, to a Latin American literature class. The Spanish edition I assigned cost about $25, which I didn’t consider to be too much, especially because the total cost for all the books in my class was under $70. All but one of the books I assigned were books that I thought were beautiful as artifacts and as stories. These books, I believed, would command students’ minds and hearts to such a degree that students would want to keep them after the class was over. Most of all, Skarmeta’s book, with its color illustrations and poignant lessons about life and death issues was a book that I was excited to teach to my students. When we got to discussing the book in class, several of my students did not have the book, only black and white photocopies because they could not or did not want to buy the book. I felt a strange mix of powerlessness, disappointment and distance. I had conscientiously made my class inexpensive compared to other classes, but it was not inexpensive enough.

Lest you think that this was an isolated situation, a few examples from one of my current classes come to mind. I have one student who has not bought any of the books on the syllabus because he reads the 19th-century classics I have assigned off of the Internet on his laptop, which he brings to class for discussions. Another student has already begun returning the books we’ve read in class so far, after confirming that they would not be covered in the final exam. A third student, a talented and curious young man who arrives to class with an ipod plugged into his ears, is a graduating senior who had never read a novel before my class. They are all bright, responsible and hard-working students but they are not consumers of books. This is also reflected in the reaction that dozens upon dozens of students have had upon entering my office over the years and noticing my 5 or 6 huge bookshelves full of books. They ask: “Have you really read all of these books?” Which sometimes leads to an interesting conversation about my library, in which I explain which parts are my teaching reference and which parts are the books that I’ve read cover to cover.

The fate of the book in the university classroom is impacted by many factors: the use of instructional technology, the economics of textbook publishing and the pedagogical idiosyncrasies of professors, who either promote the disappearance of the paper-and-binding book or try to reinforce its value in the classroom. Let’s look at each one of these factors for a moment. Naturally, in some contexts and disciplines, it is relatively easy to teach a class without books thanks to the wealth of realia and sources on the Web, whether they be freely available, or available through institutionally subscribed databases. In fact, I find great material online and value its role in my courses. I think that we can agree that some material may be best taught off of the Internet.

The economics of textbook publishing is a little bit more complicated and ties in with the surprising choices some faculty members make as teachers. The bottom line is that a lot of textbooks are just too expensive for what you get. There are certain kinds of textbooks, ubiquitous in certain disciplines, that have become monsters of paper and color, a carnival of colored insets and attention-getting graphic design and layout. They are alternately exciting or stupid, but always exhausting. Worst of all, they are dreadfully disposable. The dizzying rate at which one edition substitutes another so that a publisher can make a profit or stay in business makes these books as valuable and as enduring as colored photocopies. This wasteful, pathetic cycle is the best argument for doing away with over-saturated textbooks altogether and going to an online, subscription model.

Other textbooks are more modestly priced and dispense with the graphic fireworks and multiple editions. These thoughtful anthologies or edited volumes are reasonably priced and straddle the border between textbook and stand-alone book. You can see their classroom application immediately but you can also see these books sitting on a public or university library shelf, and yes, even resting on your average reader’s night table. These books are the innovative work of professors, not a corporate marketing team, and are designed for other professors to use in their classes. Although reasonably priced, you would be mistaken to think that all professors value such books. Many professors will spend countless hours putting together elaborate and voluminous course packets of photocopies for classroom use (I used to be one of them). And now, it is more frequent for technologically minded teachers to file-share large numbers of PDFs through password protected sites on campus. This is so wrong it hurts. We are killing our own chances to have readers in the future or be remunerated for the scholarship we do. It’s not only about the modest royalties that faculty authors may or may not receive, it’s about the principle of valuing each other’s scholarship and editorial work. I order good, attractive and useful paper-and-binding books or textbooks for my classes because I want there to be a system in place to support my work as an author and editor in the future.

If the paper and binding book vanishes as a dominant commodity, as it seems to be, maybe the new virtual system of book distribution, reproduction and delivery will allay some of the problems I describe in relation to photocopies and PDFs. It is becoming increasingly easier to put together affordable ‘readers’ or anthologies culled from existing print material without bypassing rights and fees and without overloading students with unnecessary expense. If this wave of the future takes hold and becomes the new standard in textbook publishing, I think it will be good for all parties involved. But what about the paper-and-binding book? Say you are teaching David Copperfield by Charles Dickens and you had a choice between an excellent paper-and-binding edition by a major academic press, with useful footnotes and front matter, and an electronic edition that students could download to their handy e-book readers, along with selected secondary articles you have selected for them to read? What if their e-book readers had a stylus and/or a network that enabled the class to annotate those assigned texts, and share them over the class network? I don’t think anyone’s nostalgia for paper-and-binding can replace the pedagogical value of my not-so-fanciful or far-fetched e-book scenario.

And yet I am sad about the fading of the paper-and-binding book and I am not going into the good night without putting up a good fight. I am committed to making the cost of my assigned books affordable. I order my books with care and I try to use them in their entirety, so that students get affordable books that are actually used in the class. This does not mean that I limit myself. I do use the occasional supplement (or two or three) and I share with my classes my disagreements with the books or textbooks that I am using. I continue to pick books that I believe are worth keeping and treasuring, both for the words they contain and for their tactile beauty as works of art and design. I want the books that my students hold in their hands to have the heft of what is important and of what is beautiful. I want that student who never read a novel before my class to value the physicality of the reading a paper-and-binding book. This endangered act, after all, will connect him to a centuries-old, vanishing tradition that has touched the lives of millions and altered the course of history on many occasions. That’s just too good to pass up.

Bob Jensen's threads on electronic books are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ebooks.htm

Bob Jensen's threads on available online books are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm

 


Amazon Pages:  Amazon's Breakthrough Technology to Help Quadriplegic's Read

"Turning Pages for Those Who Can't," by Steven Edwards, Wired News, January 24, 2006 --- http://www.wired.com/news/columns/0,70052-0.html?tw=wn_tophead_4

I've been watching companies' efforts to develop e-book offerings for a long time. As a quadriplegic, I can't hold a book, so reading literature on the computer seems like an obvious solution.

Alas, companies like Microsoft, Adobe and Palm have failed in their e-book endeavors. They've introduced proprietary, encrypted formats that require their respective software to be installed before reading them, in effect destroying a book's inherent characteristic: portability.

Amazon seems to be on the brink of doing e-books right, and I'm keeping my proverbial fingers crossed. By taking advantage of the web's ubiquity, Amazon can restore portability: Pay once, read anywhere.

In November, Amazon announced two new services for accessing books online. The company seems to be targeting programmers and students who would welcome freedom from toting enormous texts. But Amazon has another, perhaps unforeseen, set of customers: the disabled.

Amazon Pages will allow readers to buy online access to individual pages and chapters from books instead of the entire thing, presumably for a few cents a page. Amazon Upgrade will let readers purchase, for a similar premium, perpetual access to an online digital copy of the text.

If the services turn out to be as good as they sound, I plan on taking full advantage of them. I miss the comforting sensation of curling up with a good book at night, promising myself that I would only read one more chapter before becoming so engrossed in the story that I devour it whole and am barely aware of the fact that, as my eyelids are closing, the sun is rising on the next day.

It truly is the little things in life that make it worth living.

The joy of holding a book again won't be happening in the next year, but Amazon's proposed services, assuming they are well implemented, will reopen the boundless horizons of literature to me and other similarly disabled readers.

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, told Fox News that publishers will decide whether their books will be included in the programs, unlike Google Print, which requires publishers to opt out. Among the publishers I'm rooting for are Penguin Group and Tor. (So, give Mr. Bezos a call. Today. Please? The Shadowrun and The Wheel of Time series, among others, beckon.)

The Amazon services should allow publishers to have their content available as plain text, as do niche sites such as The National Academies Press, InformIT's Safari and Safari's predecessor site, MacMillan's Personal Bookshelf (an all-time favorite, now deceased, that allowed me to learn a lot for free).

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Bob Jensen's threads on electronic books are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ebooks.htm

Bob Jensen's threads on learning aids for the handicapped, disabled, and learning challenged persons --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/thetools.htm#Handicapped


Santa Clara University Virtual Library --- http://campustechnology.com/articles/48506 .


January 6, 2006 message from Carolyn Kotlas [kotlas@email.unc.edu]

COMPARISON OF SCHOLARLY PRINT AND E-JOURNAL EDITORS

Using examples from the library publishing field, Julie Banks and Carl Pracht examined the roles of editors of traditional print journals and newer electronic journals. The authors findings, reported in "Movers and Shakers in the Library Publishing World Highlight Their Roles: Interviews with Print and Electronic Journal Editors - A Comparison" (E-JASL, vol. 6 no. 3, Winter 2005), show that the two formats were "more similar than different from each other in terms of the editors' and editorial boards' roles, relationships, work loads, and utilization of peer review." The paper is available online at http://southernlibrarianship.icaap.org/content/v06n03/banks_j01.htm .

E-JASL: The Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship [ISSN 1704-8532] is an independent, professional, refereed electronic journal dedicated to advancing knowledge and research in the areas of academic and special librarianship. E-JASL is published by the Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication (ICAAP), Athabasca, Canada. For more information, contact: Paul Haschak, Executive Editor, Board President, and Founder, Linus A. Sims Memorial Library, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA USA;
email:
phaschak@selu.edu ; Web: http://southernlibrarianship.icaap.org /.

For another publishing viewpoint, see:

"The Shift Away From Print" By Eileen Gifford Fenton and Roger C. Schonfeld INSIDE HIGHER ED, December 8, 2005 http://insidehighered.com/views/2005/12/08/schonfeld

 


First Consider Learning On Your Own

Education --- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education

The Public Domain Project Makes 10,000 Film Clips, 64,000 Images & 100s of Audio Files Free to Use ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/01/the-public-domain-project-makes-10000-film-clips-free-online.html

Khan Academy and YouTube Channels offer free tutorials. Learners can cherry pick topics and watch basic and advanced learning videos that vary in length form a few minutes to longer but usually much less than an hour for each module. These were never intended to be anything more than self-learning alternatives for highly motivated students. Some leading universities like the University of Wisconsin now over limited choices for taking competency examinations for college credit, but the distance between a few learning videos and college credit is a very long distance indeed.

More than 100 colleges have set up channels on YouTube --- http://www.youtube.com/edu
Many universities offer over 100 videos, whereas Stanford offers a whopping 583
Search for words like “accounting”

Khan Academy --- https://www.khanacademy.org/

Discovery Education: The Power of Fiction --- http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/the-power-of-fiction.cfm

Lynda.com charges users between $250 to $375 a year to access content hosted on the platform ---
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynda_Weinman#Lynda.com

"Lynda.com Announces $186 Million Investment," Inside Higher Ed,  January 15, 2015 ---
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2015/01/15/lyndacom-announces-186-million-investment

The online learning platform Lynda.com has set an early tone for the ed-tech venture capital and equity market in 2015 with a $186 million investment. The private equity company TPG Capital led the investment, while firms Accel Partners, Meritech Capital Partners and Spectrum Equity -- as well as some of Lynda.com's earlier investors -- also participated. Lynda.com charges users between $250 to $375 a year to access content hosted on the platform, and will use the investment for acquisitions and growth, the company said in a press release.

Lynda.com has became a huge learning site with over 500 instructors --- http://www.lynda.com/

Jensen Comment
Because of the high price for each student (in addition to textbook prices) I would look first to see if there are good free tutorials for what you need such as in the tens of thousands of tutorials in hundreds of learning channels now on YouTube, the thousands of free tutorials at the Khan Academy, and the hundreds of thousands of free learning tutorials linked at
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm

More than 100 colleges have set up channels on YouTube --- http://www.youtube.com/edu
Many universities offer over 100 videos, whereas Stanford offers a whopping 583
Search for words like “accounting

Khan Academy --- https://www.khanacademy.org

Also see the free learning materials, video tutorials, and even complete MOOC courses listed at
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women And Minorities ---
http://www.businessinsider.com/google-free-coding-lessons-to-women-2014-6#ixzz35qMerq6C

Free online textbooks, cases, and tutorials in accounting, finance, economics, and statistics --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm#Textbooks
Warning:
Free textbooks are usually not updated often if at all. This is more problematic in some disciplines (e.g., accounting and tax rule changes) than other disciplines like mathematics, statistics, and languages

Bob Jensen's threads on general education tutorials are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#EducationResearch

Bob Jensen's bookmarks for multiple disciplines ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm

Fee-Based Distance Education Alternatives ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/CrossBorder.htm

New York Public Library: For Teachers --- http://www.nypl.org/voices/blogs/blog-channels/for-teachers

Cambridge English: Resources for Teachers ---
http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/teaching-english/resources-for-teachers/

TeachArchives.org --- http://www.teacharchives.org/

Gates Notes (learning from the blog of Bill Gates) --- http://www.gatesnotes.com/

Bob Jensen's threads on education technology in general ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/0000start.htm

THE COLLEGE OF 2020: STUDENTS  ---
https://www.chronicle-store.com/Store/ProductDetails.aspx?CO=CQ&ID=76319&PK=N1S1009

Bob Jensen's threads on higher education controversies ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/HigherEdControversies.htm


Free Literature Course From Harvard (plus 750 other free online literature courses)
An Introduction to World Literature by a Cast Of Literary & Academic Stars ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/09/introduction-to-world-literature-free-course.html

Permanently housed in the Literature section of our collection of 750 Free Online Courses, Invitation to World Literature features the following lectures:

  1. The Epic of Gilgamesh
  2. My Name is Red
  3. The Odyssey
  4. The Bacchae
  5. The Bhagavad Gita
  6. The Tale of the Genji
  7. Journey to the West
  8. Popul Vuh
  9. Candide
  10. Things Fall Apart
  11. One Hundred Years of Solitude
  12. The God of Small Things
  13. The Thousand and One Nights

Related Content:

Free Literature Courses

The Art of Living: A Free Stanford Course Explores Timeless Questions

A Crash Course in English Literature: A New Video Series by Best-Selling Author John Green

Contemporary American Literature: An Open Yale Course

David Foster Wallace’s 1994 Syllabus: How to Teach Serious Literature with Lightweight Books

Shipping Out: On the (nearly lethal) comforts of a luxury cruise (Essay by David Foster Wallace) ---
http://harpers.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/HarpersMagazine-1996-01-0007859.pdf

W.H. Auden’s 1941 Literature Syllabus Asks Students to Read 32 Great Works, Covering 6000 Pages

Bob Jensen's threads on free MOOCs, SMOCs, videos, and course materials from prestigious universities ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

 


Fill Your New Kindle, iPad, iPhone with Free eBooks, Movies, Audio Books, Courses & More --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2011/12/fill_your_new_kindle_ipad_iphone_with_free_ebooks_movies_audio_books_courses_more.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

Bob Jensen's threads on the history of Ebooks are at
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Ebooks.htm

Bob Jensen's threads on free electronic literature ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm

Bob Jensen's threads on free courses, lectures, videos, and course materials from prestigious universities ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI


You can now get free e-books on iTunes U. Apple announced today that Oxford, Rice, and the Open University have all added digital books to the lectures and other materials traditionally available on the popular educational-content platform.
"New at iTunes U: Free E-Books," by Marc Parry, Chronicle of Higher Education, October 29, 2010 ---
http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/new-at-itunes-u-free-e-books/27957?sid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Bob Jensen's threads on open sharing videos and learning materials from prestigious universities ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

Bob Jensen's threads on free textbooks and videos ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm#Textbooks


June 19, 2010 message from Tom Hood [tom@MACPA.ORG]

Greetings Colleagues,

I have two sons home for the summer asking if I know of any great resources to help them get ahead of Intermediate Accounting as they approach the fall semester. I figured I would go to the best source I know of to help them out – these two listservs.

So can you direct me to any on-line and other resources that may get them studying for Intermediate Accounting I and Intermediate Accounting II?

Also, what advice would you give them on how to approach these courses (one is in I and the older in II)?

I will also be sharing this on our student site…

On another note – we are working in an International Pavilion on CPA Island in Second Life and our Accounting Eductaion Pavilion (see details at www.cpaisland.com  and www.slacpa.org  ). We continue to offer free kiosks with links to your colleges and universities and free areas to meet as classes. We have an interne working this summer who can give you a demo and show you around – just send an e-mail to my attention ad mention the CPA Island.

Thanks,

Warmest regards,

Tom

Tom Hood, CPA.CITP CEO & Executive Director Maryland Association of CPAs Business Learning Institute
www.macpa.org
www.bizlearning.net 

 

June 20, 2010 reply from Bob Jensen

Hi Tom,

First of all consider video alternatives. More than 100 universities have set up channels on YouTube ---
http://www.youtube.com/education?b=400

Next take a topic list from a typical intermediate accounting textbook, some of which are free (not necessarily completely up to date for rapidly changing standards) at
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm#Textbooks

Then search for the term "accounting" at http://www.youtube.com/education?b=400 
Scroll down to find videos that might be relevant to intermediate accounting topics. Some of these videos are more up to date than even the latest textbooks.
Some of these videos are from the top teachers or top CPA firm leaders (like Jim Turley's videos) in the world.
Also note that if you search out the instructor (usually found at her/his university) you will often find more course materials available for downloading. Also email messages to these instructors may result in more shared learning materials.

But more importantly, Tom, consider the goals of your two sons in studying for intermediate accounting. The overriding goal of an intermediate accounting student is to eventually pass the CPA examination. For studying intermediate accounting I would have your sons dig directly into a CPA examination review course and focus on the answers to CPA examination questions in the topical areas identified above in intermediate accounting textbooks. They have to pick and chose topics found in an intermediate accounting textbook, because many CPA examination questions come from other courses such as advanced accounting and governmental accounting and tax accounting and managerial accounting.

A free CPA examination review package, complete with practice questions, answers, and examinations, is available at
http://cpareviewforfree.com/
If you want more video review modules for the CPA examination, then a commercial package is probably better ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob1.htm#010303CPAExam

There are some topics that are probably not totally up to date in even the latest available intermediate accounting textbooks. One is IFRS although, unless your sons will be taking intermediate accounting from an IFRS nut, I would probably not worry too much about technical IFRS problems on the CPA examination in the near future. However, great free materials for learning IFRS are available at
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Theory01.htm#IFRSlearning

In a typical intermediate accounting two semester sequence, much of the first semester is spent reviewing basic accounting (especially in universities that receive a large number of community college transfer students). If your sons need video reviews of basic accounting, I highly recommend Susan Crosson's video lectures. The links are at the bottom of the page at http://www.youtube.com/SusanCrosson
Look for "Financial Videos Organized by Topic."

Members of the American Accounting Association, including student members, can find some instructional helper materials at the AAA Commons ---
http://commons.aaahq.org/pages/home
Click on the menu choice "Teaching" and then "Browse resources."

Implied in all the above recommendations is a learning pedagogy that pretty much entails memory aiding and abetting in a traditional manner (study the problems and then study the textbook answers). At the other extreme there is better and longer-lasting metacognitive learning such as the award-winning BAM pedagogy (for an intermediate accounting two-course sequence) invented by Catanach, Croll, and Grinacker --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/265wp.htm
This pedagogy is more like the real world where your supervisor gives you a problem to solve and you go out and solve it any way you can. You can study BAM's problems, but there are no answers provided to study. Students have to teach themselves by seeking out the answers from anywhere in the world.

Although the BAM pedagogy would be much more time consuming for your sons, you can probably get the Hydromate Case and some of the instructional support materials from Tony Catanach --- anthony.catanach@villanova.edu
If Tony is not available, Noah Barsky can help --- noah.barsky@villanova.edu

By the way, at the University of Virginia, where the BAM pedagogy was born, the passage rate on the CPA examination rose dramatically after switching to the BAM pedagogy in intermediate accounting, This is not surprising since you remember best those things you had to learn on your own. Of course many students looking for an easy way out hate the BAM pedagogy.

Bob Jensen

Bob Jensen's threads on online training and education alternatives are at
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Crossborder.htm

 


Amazon Finally Gets the Kindle Right with the Paperwhite, Delivering on Price and Technology --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2012/10/amazon_finally_gets_the_kindle_right_with_the_paperwhite_delivering_on_price_and_technology.html

It took five years and five models, but Amazon has finally released a new generation of the Kindle — the Kindle Paperwhite — that delivers the goods. The problem with the previous models boiled down to this. The screens were fairly muddy. The contrast, poor. The words didn’t pop off of the page. If you ever tried reading a Kindle indoors, especially in lower light conditions, you know what I mean.

With the Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon has made a pretty big leap ahead. They’ve made improvements to the font contrast and screen resolution, which definitely enhance the reading experience. They’ve also added a touchscreen to the e-ink model. But the big stride forward is the built-in light that illuminates the screen. The screen is sidelit, not backlit (à la the iPad). The point of the light isn’t to make the screen glow like a computer screen. It’s to make the screen stay white, like the page of a book, under varying light conditions. If you move from brighter to dimmer lighting conditions, you nudge up the brightness so that the page continues to look white. And then you stop there.

It all works quite well, until you start reading with the Paperwhite in pretty dim light conditions. Then you’ll need to dial up the light until the screen actually glows, and that’s when you’ll start to see some imperfections in the design. As David Pogue mentioned in his New York Times review, the Paperwhite has some hotspots (areas of uneven lighting) along the bottom of the screen, which detract minorly from the reading experience.

The last thing Amazon got right is the price. The entry model starts at $119, which means that Amazon is basically selling the e-reader at cost, and then making money on book sales. But that doesn’t mean that you need to spend very much. You can always download texts from our collection of 375 Free eBooks. Or, if you’re an Amazon Prime Member, you can borrow up to 180,000 books for free.

For a complete tour of the new Kindle, watch this 20 minute video.

Related Content:

Download 450 Free Audio Books

Read 160 Free Textbooks Online

Download a Free Audio Book From Audible.com

Bob Jensen's threads on eBooks or e-Books (the preferred spelling according to Grammar Girl ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Ebooks.htm

 

 


You get to download one Kindle book a month, with no due dates, free, if you’re an Amazon Prime member and a Kindle owner.

"Amazon Lights the Fire With Free BooksL  Today, Amazon unveiled something radical: the Kindle Lending Library," by David Pogue, The New York Times, November 2, 2011 ---
http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/03/amazon-lights-the-fire-with-free-books/ 

Today, Amazon unveiled something radical: the Kindle Lending Library.

You get to download one Kindle book a month, with no due dates, free, if you’re an Amazon Prime member and a Kindle owner.

O.K., whoa.

First of all, Amazon Prime used to be a free-shipping service. You pay $80 a year, and you get two-day free shipping on anything you buy from Amazon. It was fine, I guess, for people who bought enough stuff from Amazon to make it worth the fee.

But then something really weird happened. Amazon decided to compete with Netflix’s movie-streaming service. It started licensing more and more movies and TV shows — now 13,000 of them, which is rapidly approaching Netflix’s library size. The price? Free, if you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber.

What does free shipping have to do with streaming movies? Beats me. But it must have been a delightful surprise to people who’d signed up for Prime.

And now this. Free books, including New York Times bestsellers, for the Kindle. If you’re an Amazon Prime member.

Free shipping, free movies, free books, for $80 a year. What, exactly, is Amazon up to?

There has to be some master plan, because Amazon is spending itself silly to pull this off. Because the offer is limited to owners of Kindles — it doesn’t work if you use the Kindle service on an iPad, for instance — it is intended to sell more Kindles.

Obviously, the notoriously e-terrified book publishers wouldn’t sign off on Amazon’s free-book deal without a lot of reassurance — and a lot of payments. And sure enough, Amazon says that these free Kindle books aren’t really free. It’s paying publishers for the right to distribute them.

“Titles in the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library come from a range of publishers under a variety of terms,” Amazon says. “For the vast majority of titles, Amazon has reached agreement with publishers to include titles for a fixed fee. In some cases, Amazon is purchasing a title each time it is borrowed by a reader under standard wholesale terms as a no-risk trial to demonstrate to publishers the incremental growth and revenue opportunity that this new service presents.”

Wow. Amazon is actually buying e-books to give you for free.

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Jensen Comment
Amazon often sells hard copy old books for a penny plus reasonable shipping charges. UPS just delivered an accounting classic (from 1979) to me for which I paid a penny plus $3.95 shipping.


 

 

 


Online Book and Table of Contents Finders


 

250+ Killer Digital Libraries and Archives --- http://oedb.org/ilibrarian/250-plus-killer-digital-libraries-and-archives/

Hundreds of libraries and archives exist online, from university-supported sites to accredited online schools to individual efforts. Each one has something to offer to researchers, students, and teachers. This list contains over 250 libraries and archives that focus mainly on localized, regional, and U.S. history, but it also includes larger collections, eText and eBook repositories, and a short list of directories to help you continue your research efforts.

The sites listed here are mainly open access, which means that the digital formats are viewable and usable by the general public. So, such sites as the Connecticut Digital Library (iCONN) are not listed, as they operate on the premise that the user has a Connecticut library card in his or her possession.

Efforts were made to go to the root source for these collections. In other words, if you’re seeking the American Memory Project, which was created and housed at the Library of Congress, then you’ll find the link for the Library of Congress rather than the link for American Memory (although we included that link in the description of the Library of Congress listing). The root sources, in most cases, will lead you to collections that are too numerous to list here. In fact, it would be impossible to list all sources and we know we may have missed some favorites.

As a warning, many states listed their collections as “archives” when, in reality, the sources contained secondary sources such as books and transcriptions rather than a digital image of the actual document. Still, these resources can be invaluable for the person who seeks sources on family histories or on regional histories. To that end, we offer links to localized collections first, categorized by state. Please note that the blog numbering is not meant to be a ranking, as each link list is ranked by alphabetical order within the following topics:

Localized Collections

The sites listed below focus on a certain state’s towns, cities, counties, or regions within a given state. If a state is missing from this list (such as Rhode Island), it’s because that state hasn’t begun to compile digital archives online. This does not mean that you cannot find information about Rhode Island on the Web. Try one of the multi-state collections following this category for your search. Or, you can look for a state’s physical archive Web site or local historical society online for more resources. RootsWeb also holds localized information, or you might try a directory like Cyndi’s List for more information.

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Damn Interesting (obscure true stories in history) --- http://www.damninteresting.com/

The British Library Digitizes 300 Literary Treasures from 20th Century Authors: Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, James Joyce & More ---
http://www.openculture.com/2016/05/the-british-library-digitizes-300-literary-treasures-from-20th-century-authors.html

Book Riot --- http://bookriot.com/
This is a great site --- see for yourself

Bob Jensen's threads on libraries --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm#---Libraries

History As Big Data: 500 Years Of Book Images And Mapping Millions Of Books ---
http://lisnews.org/history_as_big_data_500_years_of_book_images_and_mapping_millions_of_books

The Big Roundtable: Publishing nonfiction short stories  --- http://www.thebigroundtable.com/

Rare Book Room --- http://www.rarebookroom.org/

BBC Bitesize: GCSE English Literature http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zckw2hv

Shmoop is an online study guide for English Literature, Poetry and American history --- http://www.shmoop.com/

Little Fiction --- http://www.littlefiction.com/

Digital al Public Library --- http://dp.la/bookshelf?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=Mystery#6528c50f9784d4792723b21aae169759

Digital Public Library of America --- Search the archives of the libraries of major universities in various nations
I find it easier to use than Google Books

Go to http://dp.la/

Click on Bookshelf

Search for a topic like "Accounting"

Note the thousands of hits from various top university libraries

You can filter by library, nation, language, time period, etc.

Scroll down to "By Subject"

Then click on "More"

Once you have a desired set of hits in the middle column you can select a given hit
Note the red up and down arrows to bring up other hits

Once you expand a given hit note the options in the right hand column
To view the item click on View
Then click on Full View
Sometimes you can download all pages as image files (which you can save in PDF format)
Sometimes you have to click on a link

This is a great way to search for older books and articles
It is perhaps as current as archives in the stacks of a library before latest acquisitions have been taken to the stacks

Sometimes you will be allowed to save a page but not an entire book or article. Don't give up right away. Enter the title into Google Advanced Search
http://www.google.ca/advanced_search
Sometimes you can find another server that will allow you to download the entire item. A common alternative is Gutenberg Press ---
http://www.gutenberg.org/

Bob Jensen's threads on electronic literature searching alternatives --

Bob Jensen's threads on history tutorials are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm

 

Google Books --- http://books.google.com/

250+ Killer Digital Libraries and Archives --- http://oedb.org/ilibrarian/250-plus-killer-digital-libraries-and-archives/

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/09/the-10-greatest-books-ever.html

Vladimir Nabokov Names the Greatest (and Most Overrated) Novels of the 20th Century ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/01/vladimir-nabokov-names-the-greatest-novels-of-the-20th-century.html

Book--- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bookselling

Free: Download 5.3 Million Images from Books Published Over Last 500 Years ---
http://www.openculture.com/2016/05/free-download-5-3-million-images-from-books-published-over-last-500-years.html

BBC:  100 Greatest British Novels ---
http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20151204-the-100-greatest-british-novels

100 Novels All Kids Should Read Before Leaving High School ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/11/100-novels-all-kids-should-read-before-leaving-high-school.html

The Public Domain Project Makes 10,000 Film Clips, 64,000 Images & 100s of Audio Files Free to Use ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/01/the-public-domain-project-makes-10000-film-clips-free-online.html

Community Texts (enormous open sharing of ancient classic texts) --- https://archive.org/details/opensource

The Millions (essays, etc.) --- http://www.themillions.com

The Digital Public Library of America Launches Today (April 18, 2013), Opening Up Knowledge for All ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/04/the_digital_public_library_of_america_launches_today.html

Longform ---  http://longform.org/
A University of Pittsburgh writing program connects readers to works of non-fiction.

Center for History of the Book --- http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/chb/

Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America --- http://www.sfwa.org/

11 Shakespeare Tragedies Mapped Out with Network Visualizations ---
http://www.openculture.com/2016/03/11-shakespeare-tragedies-mapped-out-with-network-visualizations.html

Sir Ian McKellen Releases New Apps to Make Shakespeare’s Plays More Enjoyable & Accessible ---
http://www.openculture.com/2016/05/sir-ian-mckellen-releases-new-apps-to-make-shakespeares-plays-more-enjoyable-accessible.html

Thousands of Links to Shakespeare --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm#---Shakespeare

Sir Ian McKellen Releases New Apps to Make Shakespeare’s Plays More Enjoyable & Accessible ---
http://www.openculture.com/2016/05/sir-ian-mckellen-releases-new-apps-to-make-shakespeares-plays-more-enjoyable-accessible.html

Othello: A Teachers Guide --- http://www.penguin.com/static/pdf/teachersguides/othello.pdf

Shakespeare Documented --- http://www.shakespearedocumented.org

A 68 Hour Playlist of Shakespeare’s Plays Being Performed by Great Actors: Gielgud, McKellen & More ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/07/a-68-hour-playlist-of-shakespeares-plays-being-performed-by-great-actors.html

Free Shakespeare Tutorials --- https://www.playshakespeare.com/

Cornell University Digital Archives: Cornell University Class Books --- http://digital.library.cornell.edu/c/cuda/class.html

The Harvard Classics: Download All 51 Volumes as Free eBooks ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/03/the-harvard-classics-download-all-51-volumes-as-free-ebooks.html

Download 110 Free Philosophy eBooks: From Aristotle to Nietzsche & Wittgenstein ---
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/7KCZcr9eKM4/download-110-free-philosophy-ebooks-from-aristotle-to-nietzsche-wittgenstein.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

Thomas Addis Emmet Collection (Over 10,000 historical manuscripts) --- http://archives.nypl.org/mss/927

3 Million Judgements of Books by their Covers ---
https://medium.com/@deancasalena/3-million-judgements-of-books-by-their-covers-f2b89004c201

British Library: Virtual books --- http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/virtualbooks/index.html

Harry Ransom Center Digital Collections: Project REVEAL (English & American Books) ---  http://hrc.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/reveal#nav_top

130 Free Microsoft eBooks & Guides ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/07/130-free-microsoft-ebooks-guides.html

PEN/Faulkner Foundation (prizes for USA fiction) --- http://www.penfaulkner.org/

New Archive Offers Free Access to 22,000 Literary Documents From Great British & American Writers ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/06/new-archive-offers-free-access-to-22000-literary-documents-from-great-british-american-writers.html

A Cabinet of Curiosities: Discover The Public Domain Review’s New Book of Essays ---
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/e5WnYG6WR_4/a-cabinet-of-curiosities-discover-the-public-domain-reviews-new-book-of-essays.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

Download 110 Free Philosophy eBooks: From Aristotle to Nietzsche & Wittgenstein ---
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/7KCZcr9eKM4/download-110-free-philosophy-ebooks-from-aristotle-to-nietzsche-wittgenstein.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

Thug Notes Demystifies 60 Literary Classics (from Shakespeare to Gatsby) with a Fresh Urban Twist ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/12/thug-notes-demystifies-60-literary-classics.html

Sir Ian McKellen Releases New Apps to Make Shakespeare’s Plays More Enjoyable & Accessible ---
http://www.openculture.com/2016/05/sir-ian-mckellen-releases-new-apps-to-make-shakespeares-plays-more-enjoyable-accessible.html

Arabic Fiction (Islam, Islamic, Muslim) --- http://www.arabicfiction.org

Digital Collections - Trinity College Dublin --- http://digitalcollections.tcd.ie/testing4/home/index.php

The Digital Dostoevsky: Download Free eBooks & Audio Books of the Russian Novelist’s Major Works ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/12/download-free-ebooks-audio-books-of-dostoevsky.html

Cover Browser (comic book archives) --- http://www.coverbrowser.com/

The Center for Ray Bradbury Studies (science fiction) ---
 
http://iat.iupui.edu/bradburycenter/page/welcome-center-ray-bradbury-studies

Discover Haruki Murakami’s Advertorial Short Stories: Rare Short-Short Fiction from the 1980s ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/04/discover-haruki-murakamis-advertorial-short-stories.html

New York Public Library: For Teachers --- http://www.nypl.org/voices/blogs/blog-channels/for-teachers

Cambridge English: Resources for Teachers ---
http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/teaching-english/resources-for-teachers/

Download the Major Works of Jane Austen as Free eBooks & Audio Books ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/04/download-the-major-works-of-jane-austen-as-free-ebooks-audio-books.html

C-Span: American Writers --- http://www.c-span.org/series/?americanWriters

The Boat (novel about Vietnamese crossing the Pacific in a delapitated boat, including extensive art work) --- http://www.sbs.com.au/theboat/

e-codices - Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland (medieval manuscripts) --- http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en

San Francisco Public Library: Book Arts & Special Collections (book publishing, printing) --- http://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=0200000201

Find Books to Read

Google Books --- http://books.google.com/

Best Selling Books --- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Best_selling_books

"Amazon Lights the Fire With Free BooksL  Today, Amazon unveiled something radical: the Kindle Lending Library," by David Pogue, The New York Times, November 2, 2011 ---
http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/03/amazon-lights-the-fire-with-free-books/ 

Especially for Children --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm#Children

Choices Reading Lists --- http://www.reading.org/resources/booklists.aspx

Goodreads --- http://www.goodreads.com/

The Book Cover Archive --- http://bookcoverarchive.com/

Lesson Planet: Poetry Lesson Plans --- http://www.lessonplanet.com/search?keywords=poetry&media=lesson

Reading Rockets: Literary Resources for Teachers --- http://www.readingrockets.org/audience/teachers/

Frequently Challenged Books --- http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/frequentlychallenged

The Harvard Classics: A Free, Digital Collection --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2011/07/the_harvard_classics_a_free_digital_collection.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

The University of Michigan Digital Humanities Series ---
 
http://www.digitalculture.org/books/book-series/digital-humanities-series/

Free eBooks
"How to Download Free Ebooks With just a little searching, you can find and download free, legal ebooks for your e-reader, smartphone, or tablet," by Michael King, PC World,  Oct 15, 2011 ---

http://www.pcworld.com/article/241717/how_to_download_free_ebooks.html#tk.nl_wbx_t_crawl2

Digital Public Library of America --- http://dp.la/

Google Books --- http://books.google.com/


Open Library is yours to borrow, read & connect ---
https://openlibrary.org/

One web page for every book ever published. It's a lofty but achievable goal.

To build Open Library, we need hundreds of millions of book records, a wiki interface, and lots of people who are willing to contribute their time and effort to building the site.

To date, we have gathered over 20 million records from a variety of large catalogs as well as single contributions, with more on the way.

Open Library is an open project: the software is open, the data are open, the documentation is open, and we welcome your contribution. Whether you fix a typo, add a book, or write a widget--it's all welcome. We have a small team of fantastic programmers who have accomplished a lot, but we can't do it alone!

Open Library is a project of the non-profit Internet Archive, and has been funded in part by a grant from the California State Library and the Kahle/Austin Foundation.

Bob Jensen's threads on libraries ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm#---Libraries

Bob Jensen's threads on free electronic literature ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm

Bob Jensen's links on free scholarly downloads in various academic disciplines ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm

Partisan Review Now Free Online: Read All 70 Years of the Preeminent Literary Journal (1934-2003) ---
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/CBZxCNIh-Es/partisan-review-now-free-online.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

20 Free Essays & Stories by David Sedaris: A Sampling of His Inimitable Humor ---
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/jU4ExG9pydw/20-free-essays-stories-by-david-sedaris.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email


Lost Titles, Forgotten Rhymes: How to Find a Novel, Short Story, or Poem Without Knowing its Title or Author --- http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/lost/

"QuickWire: Top 10 Trends in Academic Libraries," by Jennifer Howard, Chronicle of Higher Education, June 16, 2011 ---
http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/quickwire-top-10-trends-in-academic-libraries/31796?sid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Awful Library Books --- http://awfullibrarybooks.net

New Flickr Archive Makes Available 2.6 Million Images from Books Published Over a 500 Year Period ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/08/new-flickr-archive-makes-available-2-6-million-images-from-books.html

eBook Readers --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Ebooks.htm

700 Free eBooks from the University of California Press ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/01/read-700-free-ebooks-made-available-by-the-university-of-california-press.html

The Pulp Fiction Archive: The Cheap, Thrilling Stories That Entertained a Generation of Readers (1896-1946) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/12/the-pulp-fiction-archive.html

Harold Bloom Creates a Massive List of Works in The “Western Canon”: Read Many of the Books Free Online ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/01/harold-bloom-creates-a-massive-list-of-works-in-the-western-canon.html

The Complete Wizard of Oz Series, Available as Free eBooks and Free Audio Books ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/09/the-complete-wizard-of-oz-series-available-as-free-ebooks-and-free-audio-books.html

Writings of William Falkner --- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Faulkner

Revel in The William Faulkner Audio Archive on the Author’s 118th Birthday ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/09/revel-in-the-william-faulkner-audio-archive-on-the-authors-118th-birthday.html

Fill Your New Kindle, iPad, iPhone with Free eBooks, Movies, Audio Books, Online Courses & More ---
http://www.openculture.com/2012/12/fill_your_new_kindle_ipad_iphone_with_intelligent_media.html

Art Garfunkel Lists 1195 Books He Read Over 45 Years, Plus His 157 Favorites (Many Free) ---
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/95M5xqog9rE/art-garfunkel-lists-1195-books.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

Mr. Gauguin's Heart: The Beautiful and Bittersweet True Story of How Paul Gauguin Became an Artist ---
http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/07/08/mr-gauguins-heart/?mc_cid=0bae3fff91&mc_eid=4d2bd13843

Greek Myth Comix Presents Homer’s Iliad & Odyssey In Graphic Form ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/07/greek-myth-comix-presents-homers-iliad-odyssey-in-graphic-form.html

Virginia Tech: Digitized Rare Books --- http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/digital_books/index.html

7 Short Stories by Junot Díaz Free Online, In Text and Audio ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/02/seven-stories-from-junot-diaz-free-online-in-text-and-audio.html

The “Celebrity Lecture Series” From Michigan State Features Talks by Great Writers of Our Time ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/08/the-celebrity-lecture-series-from-michigan-state-features-talks-by-great-writers-of-our-time.html

The British Library Puts Online 1,200 Literary Treasures From Great Romantic & Victorian Writers ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/05/the-british-library-puts-online-1200-romantic-and-victorian-literary-treasures.html

The International Children’s Digital Library Offers Free eBooks for Kids in Over 40 Languages ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/12/the-international-childrens-digital-library.html

Debates in the Digital Humanities --- http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/

Choices Reading Lists --- http://www.reading.org/resources/booklists.aspx

Favorite Poem Project (videos of 50 USA poets) --- http://www.favoritepoem.org

Community Texts (enormous open sharing of ancient classic texts) --- https://archive.org/details/opensource

Eudora Welty's "A Worn Path" in Graphical Representation
http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/eudora-weltys-worn-path-graphical-representation#sect-introduction


Donald Barthelme’s Syllabus Highlights 81 Books Essential for a Literary Education ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/03/donald_barthelmes_syllabus_highlights_81_books_essential_for_a_literary_education_.html
Jensen Comment
I guess Barthelme would classify me as illiterate. I am reading Susan Sontag's diary. And I have read most of Flannery O'Connor's writings.
What happened to Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Trevor, Falkner, Conrad, and the magnificent English and Irish poets apart from Shakespeare?
Perhaps the 81 books were constrained to having been written in the 20th Century, but even then the list omits a lot of my favorites.

PEN/Faulkner Foundation (prizes for USA fiction) --- http://www.penfaulkner.org/

Leo Tolstoy --- http://www.ltolstoy.com/

An Animated Introduction to Leo Tolstoy, and How His Great Novels Can Increase Your Emotional Intelligence ---
http://www.openculture.com/2016/02/an-animated-introduction-to-leo-tolstoy.html

Thomas Edison’s Recordings of Leo Tolstoy: Hear the Voice of Russia’s Greatest Novelist ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/09/hear-thomas-edisons-recordings-of-leo-tolstoy.html

Vintage Footage of Leo Tolstoy: Video Captures the Great Novelist During His Final Days ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/05/vintage-footage-of-leo-tolstoy.html

Tolstoy and Gandhi Exchange Letters: Two Thinkers’ Quest for Gentleness, Humility & Love (1909) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/09/tolstoy-and-gandhi-exchange-letters.html

Thousands of Links to Shakespeare --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm#---Shakespeare

Othello: A Teachers Guide --- http://www.penguin.com/static/pdf/teachersguides/othello.pdf

Shakespeare Documented --- http://www.shakespearedocumented.org

Sir Ian McKellen Releases New Apps to Make Shakespeare’s Plays More Enjoyable & Accessible ---
http://www.openculture.com/2016/05/sir-ian-mckellen-releases-new-apps-to-make-shakespeares-plays-more-enjoyable-accessible.html

Free Shakespeare Tutorials --- https://www.playshakespeare.com/

Read All of Shakespeare’s Plays Free Online, Courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/03/read-all-of-shakespeares-plays-free-online-courtesy-of-the-folger-shakespeare-library.html

Listen to Orson Welles’ Classic Radio Performance of 10 Shakespeare Plays ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/03/listen-to-orson-welles-classic-radio-performance-of-10-shakespeare-plays.html

Stream 61 Hours of Orson Welles’ Classic 1930s Radio Plays: War of the Worlds, Heart of Darkness & More ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/10/stream-61-hours-of-orson-welles-classic-1930s-radio-plays-war-of-the-worlds-heart-of-darkness-more.html

ee the Original Magazine Publication of Heart of Darkness and Other Great Works by Joseph Conrad ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/12/original-magazine-publication-of-heart-of-darkness.html

Every Page of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, Illustrated by Self-Taught Artist Matt Kish ---
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/01/15/heart-of-darkness-matt-kish/
Not the kind of art that I appreciate.

Michel Foucault’s Controversial Life and Philosophy Explored in a Revealing 1993 Documentary ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/08/michel-foucaults-controversial-life-and-philosophy-explored-in-a-revealing-1993-documentary.html
Also see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Foucault

Bob Jensen's threads on general education tutorials are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#EducationResearch
Free Online Textbooks, Videos, and Tutorials ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm#Textbooks
Free Tutorials in Various Disciplines ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#Tutorials
Edutainment and Learning Games ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/thetools.htm#Edutainment
Open Sharing Courses ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

Metazen (short fiction and poetry) --- http://www.metazen.ca/

Download 110 Free Philosophy eBooks: From Aristotle to Nietzsche & Wittgenstein ---
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/7KCZcr9eKM4/download-110-free-philosophy-ebooks-from-aristotle-to-nietzsche-wittgenstein.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email


Little Boy Brown: The Loveliest Ode to Childhood and Loneliness Ever Written, Illustrated by Legendary Graphic Designer André François," by Maria Popova, Brain Pickings, November 11, 2013 --- 
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/11/05/little-boy-brown-enchanted-lion/

Portland State University Digital Repository --- http://dr.archives.pdx.edu/xmlui/

75 favorite books from the past 7 years --- http://tumblr.austinkleon.com/post/68224464863

Dartmouth Digital Collections: Books --- http://www.dartmouth.edu/~library/digital/collections/books.html

University of San Francisco: Gleeson Library Digital Collections (Literature History) --- 
http://digitalcollections.usfca.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/p264101coll8

Virtual Library: Getty Publications --- http://www.getty.edu/publications/virtuallibrary/

The University of Michigan Digital Humanities Series---
 
http://www.digitalculture.org/books/book-series/digital-humanities-series/

The European Association for Digital Humanities --- http://www.allc.org/

Columbia Library Columns --- http://library.columbia.edu/content/libraryweb/indiv/rbml/digitalcollections/columns.html

12. Entitled Opinions (about Life and Literature) --- http://www.stanford.edu/dept/fren-ital/opinions/

Three Percent (of books in the U.S. are books in translation) --- http://www.rochester.edu/College/translation/threepercent/

Footnote.com (history) --- http://www.footnote.com/


The Harvard Classics: A Free, Digital Collection --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2011/07/the_harvard_classics_a_free_digital_collection.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

Free eBooks
"How to Download Free Ebooks With just a little searching, you can find and download free, legal ebooks for your e-reader, smartphone, or tablet," by Michael King, PC World,  Oct 15, 2011 ---

http://www.pcworld.com/article/241717/how_to_download_free_ebooks.html#tk.nl_wbx_t_crawl2

Digital Public Library of America --- http://dp.la/

Soon to be the largest scholarly library in the world:
Google Book Search ---
http://books.google.com/ 

June 6, 2008 message from Carolyn Kotlas [kotlas@email.unc.edu]

GOOGLE BOOK SEARCH BIBLIOGRAPHY

Charles W. Bailey, Jr. recently published the second version of "The Google Book Search Bibliography." The resource provides citations and links to over a hundred English-language references to scholarly papers and newspaper articles. The bibliography presents a comprehensive examination of the Google service and the "legal, library, and social issues associated with it." The bibliography is available at http://www.digital-scholarship.org/gbsb/gbsb.htm

Bailey is a prolific compiler of scholarly communication bibliographies, notably the "Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography" (now in its 70th edition). You can access all his publications at http://www.digital-scholarship.org/

Jensen Comment
Also see
http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/index.php?id=3069&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en


Google Books --- http://books.google.com//

Amongst the Alternatives to Buy Books on Googole ebookstore
"A Sample of Free Google eBooks from the Google ebookstore," by Jim Martin, MAAW Blog, December 12, 2010 ---
http://maaw.blogspot.com/2010/12/sample-of-free-google-ebooks-from.html


Aaron Sopher Collection: Enoch Pratt Free Library  --- http://epfl.mdch.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/scsc

American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940 ---
http://memory.loc.gov/wpaintro/wpahome.html


"The Evolution of English Words and Phrases Since 1520," MIT's Technology Review, December 11, 2012 --- Click Here
http://www.technologyreview.com/view/508611/the-evolution-of-english-words-and-phrases-since-1520/?utm_campaign=newsletters&utm_source=newsletter-daily-all&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20121212

The digitisation of the world’s books reveals how the popularity of English words and phrases has evolved since the 16th century. And the Top 100 lists for each year are now free to browse online.

The digitisation of the world’s books reveals how the popularity of English words and phrases has evolved since the 16th century. And the database is now freely browsable online

Last year, the Google Books team released some 4 per cent of all the books ever written as a corpus of digitised text, an event that has triggered something of a revolution in the study of trends in human thought. The corpus consists of 5 million books and over 500 billion words (361 billion in English) dating from the 1500s to the present day.

In a single stroke, this data gives researchers a way to examine a whole range of hitherto inaccessible phenomena. Since then a steady stream of new results has emerged on everything from the evolution of grammar and the adoption of technology to the pursuit of fame and the role of censorship.

Today, Matjaz Perc at the University of Maribor in Slovenia uses this data to examine the evolution of the most common English words and phrases since 1520. 

As expected, the results show various power laws at play. Power laws are thought to arise in social systems because of a phenomenon of self-organisation called preferential attachment.

This is the idea that in a network, a node with more connections is likely to attract more connections in future. That’s why it is also known the rich-get-richer effect or the Matthew effect (a biblical reference).

So it’s really no surprise that the popularity of words and phrases over time follows a similar law, given that the spread of language can be modelled by a network model.

What’s interesting about Perc’s work, however, is that he’s published the results on his website at http://www.matjazperc.com/ngrams/evolution.html.

Here you can see lists of the top 100 most popular 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5-word phrases for each year of data from 1520 until 2008.

Bob Jensen's helpers for writers are at
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob3.htm#Dictionaries

Bob Jensen's search helpers are at
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Searchh.htm


Popular High School Books Available as Free eBooks & Audio Books --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2011/09/popular_high_school_books_available_as_free_ebooks_audiobooks.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

Bob Jensen's threads on free lectures, courses, videos, and course materials from prestigious universities ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

Royal Society Opens Online Archive; Puts 60,000 Papers Online --- Click Here
 
http://www.openculture.com/2011/10/royal_society_opens_online_archive_puts_60000_papers_online.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29


The Shelley-Godwin Archive (archive of manuscripts from Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, and Percy Bysshe Shelley) --- http://shelleygodwinarchive.org/ 


An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Mythic Monsters, from Gremlins to Zombies to the Kraken ---
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/03/03/brian-eno-reading-list/


Brian Eno's Reading List: 20 Essential Books for Sustaining Civilization ---
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/03/03/brian-eno-reading-list/


Interesting site for online historical texts
http://historicaltextarchive.com/

Cambridge Public Libraries: Directories --- https://archive.org/details/cambridgepubliclibrary

Free e-book directory
www.e-booksdirectory.com

Dartmouth Digital Collections: Books --- http://www.dartmouth.edu/~library/digital/collections/books.html

The Greatest Books of All Time, As Voted by 125 Famous Authors --- Click Here
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/01/30/writers-top-ten-favorite-books/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+brainpickings%2Frss+%28Brain+Pickings%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

University of San Francisco: Gleeson Library Digital Collections (Literature History) --- 
http://digitalcollections.usfca.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/p264101coll8


Columbia Library Columns --- http://library.columbia.edu/content/libraryweb/indiv/rbml/digitalcollections/columns.html


"Google's Book Search: A Disaster for Scholars," by Geoffrey Nunberg, Chronicle of Higher Education, August 31, 2010 ---
http://chronicle.com/article/Googles-Book-Search-A/48245/?sid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Whether the Google books settlement passes muster with the U.S. District Court and the Justice Department, Google's book search is clearly on track to becoming the world's largest digital library. No less important, it is also almost certain to be the last one. Google's five-year head start and its relationships with libraries and publishers give it an effective monopoly: No competitor will be able to come after it on the same scale. Nor is technology going to lower the cost of entry. Scanning will always be an expensive, labor-intensive project. Of course, 50 or 100 years from now control of the collection may pass from Google to somebody else—Elsevier, Unesco, Wal-Mart. But it's safe to assume that the digitized books that scholars will be working with then will be the very same ones that are sitting on Google's servers today, augmented by the millions of titles published in the interim.

That realization lends a particular urgency to the concerns that people have voiced about the settlement —about pricing, access, and privacy, among other things. But for scholars, it raises another, equally basic question: What assurances do we have that Google will do this right?

Doing it right depends on what exactly "it" is. Google has been something of a shape-shifter in describing the project. The company likes to refer to Google's book search as a "library," but it generally talks about books as just another kind of information resource to be incorporated into Greater Google. As Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, puts it: "We just feel this is part of our core mission. There is fantastic information in books. Often when I do a search, what is in a book is miles ahead of what I find on a Web site."

Seen in that light, the quality of Google's book search will be measured by how well it supports the familiar activity that we have come to think of as "googling," in tribute to the company's specialty: entering in a string of keywords in an effort to locate specific information, like the dates of the Franco-Prussian War. For those purposes, we don't really care about metadata—the whos, whats, wheres, and whens provided by a library catalog. It's enough just to find a chunk of a book that answers our needs and barrel into it sideways.

But we're sometimes interested in finding a book for reasons that have nothing to do with the information it contains, and for those purposes googling is not a very efficient way to search. If you're looking for a particular edition of Leaves of Grass and simply punch in, "I contain multitudes," that's what you'll get. For those purposes, you want to be able to come in via the book's metadata, the same way you do if you're trying to assemble all the French editions of Rousseau's Social Contract published before 1800 or books of Victorian sermons that talk about profanity.

Or you may be interested in books simply as records of the language as it was used in various periods or genres. Not surprisingly, that's what gets linguists and assorted wordinistas adrenalized at the thought of all the big historical corpora that are coming online. But it also raises alluring possibilities for social, political, and intellectual historians and for all the strains of literary philology, old and new. With the vast collection of published books at hand, you can track the way happiness replaced felicity in the 17th century, quantify the rise and fall of propaganda or industrial democracy over the course of the 20th century, or pluck out all the Victorian novels that contain the phrase "gentle reader."

But to pose those questions, you need reliable metadata about dates and categories, which is why it's so disappointing that the book search's metadata are a train wreck: a mishmash wrapped in a muddle wrapped in a mess.

Start with publication dates. To take Google's word for it, 1899 was a literary annus mirabilis, which saw the publication of Raymond Chandler's Killer in the Rain, The Portable Dorothy Parker, André Malraux's La Condition Humaine, Stephen King's Christine, The Complete Shorter Fiction of Virginia Woolf, Raymond Williams's Culture and Society 1780-1950, and Robert Shelton's biography of Bob Dylan, to name just a few. And while there may be particular reasons why 1899 comes up so often, such misdatings are spread out across the centuries. A book on Peter F. Drucker is dated 1905, four years before the management consultant was even born; a book of Virginia Woolf's letters is dated 1900, when she would have been 8 years old. Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the Vanities is dated 1888, and an edition of Henry James's What Maisie Knew is dated 1848.

Of course, there are bound to be occasional howlers in a corpus as extensive as Google's book search, but these errors are endemic. A search on "Internet" in books published before 1950 produces 527 results; "Medicare" for the same period gets almost 1,600. Or you can simply enter the names of famous writers or public figures and restrict your search to works published before the year of their birth. "Charles Dickens" turns up 182 results for publications before 1812, the vast majority of them referring to the writer. The same type of search turns up 81 hits for Rudyard Kipling, 115 for Greta Garbo, 325 for Woody Allen, and 29 for Barack Obama. (Or maybe that was another Barack Obama.)

How frequent are such errors? A search on books published before 1920 mentioning "candy bar" turns up 66 hits, of which 46—70 percent—are misdated. I don't think that's representative of the overall proportion of metadata errors, though they are much more common in older works than for the recent titles Google received directly from publishers. But even if the proportion of misdatings is only 5 percent, the corpus is riddled with hundreds of thousands of erroneous publication dates.

Google acknowledges the incorrect dates but says they came from the providers. It's true that Google has received some groups of books that are systematically misdated, like a collection of Portuguese-language works all dated 1899. But a very large proportion of the errors are clearly Google's own doing. A lot of them arise from uneven efforts to automatically extract a publication date from a scanned text. A 1901 history of bookplates from the Harvard University Library is correctly dated in the library's catalog. Google's incorrect date of 1574 for the volume is drawn from an Elizabethan armorial bookplate displayed on the frontispiece. An 1890 guidebook called London of To-Day is correctly dated in the Harvard catalog, but Google assigns it a date of 1774, which is taken from a front-matter advertisement for a shirt-and-hosiery manufacturer that boasts it was established in that year.

Then there are the classification errors, which taken together can make for a kind of absurdist poetry. H.L. Mencken's The American Language is classified as Family & Relationships. A French edition of Hamlet and a Japanese edition of Madame Bovary are both classified as Antiques and Collectibles (a 1930 English edition of Flaubert's novel is classified under Physicians, which I suppose makes a bit more sense.) An edition of Moby Dick is labeled Computers; The Cat Lover's Book of Fascinating Facts falls under Technology & Engineering. And a catalog of copyright entries from the Library of Congress is listed under Drama (for a moment I wondered if maybe that one was just Google's little joke).

You can see how pervasive those misclassifications are when you look at all the labels assigned to a single famous work. Of the first 10 results for Tristram Shandy, four are classified as Fiction, four as Family & Relationships, one as Biography & Autobiography, and one is not classified. Other editions of the novel are classified as 'Literary Collections, History, and Music. The first 10 hits for Leaves of Grass are variously classified as Poetry, 'Juvenile Nonfiction, Fiction, Literary Criticism, Biography & Autobiography, and, mystifyingly, Counterfeits and Counterfeiting. And various editions of Jane Eyre are classified as History, Governesses, Love Stories, Architecture, and Antiques & Collectibles (as in, "Reader, I marketed him.").

Here, too, Google has blamed the errors on the libraries and publishers who provided the books. But the libraries can't be responsible for books mislabeled as Health and Fitness and Antiques and Collectibles, for the simple reason that those categories are drawn from the Book Industry Standards and Communications codes, which are used by the publishers to tell booksellers where to put books on the shelves, not from any of the classification systems used by libraries. And BISAC classifications weren't in wide use before the last decade or two, so only Google can be responsible for their misapplications on numerous books published earlier than that: the 1919 edition of Robinson Crusoe assigned to Crafts & Hobbies or the 1907 edition of Sir Thomas Browne's Hydriotaphia: Urne-Buriall, which has been assigned to Gardening.

Google's fine algorithmic hand is also evident in a lot of classifications of recent works. The 2003 edition of Susan Bordo's Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body (misdated 1899) is assigned to Health & Fitness—not a labeling you could imagine coming from its publisher, the University of California Press, but one a classifier might come up with on the basis of the title, like the Religion tag that Google assigns to a 2001 biography of Mae West that's subtitled An Icon in Black and White or the Health & Fitness label on a 1962 number of the medievalist journal Speculum.

But even when it gets the BISAC categories roughly right, the more important question is why Google would want to use those headings in the first place. People from Google have told me they weren't included at the publishers' request, and it may be that someone thought they'd be helpful for ad placement. (The ad placement on Google's book search right now is often comical, as when a search for Leaves of Grass brings up ads for plant and sod retailers—though that's strictly Google's problem, and one, you'd imagine, that they're already on top of.) But it's a disastrous choice for the book search. The BISAC scheme is well-suited for a chain bookstore or a small public library, where consumers or patrons browse for books on the shelves. But it's of little use when you're flying blind in a library with several million titles, including scholarly works, foreign works, and vast quantities of books from earlier periods. For example the BISAC Juvenile Nonfiction subject heading has almost 300 subheadings, like New Baby, Skateboarding, and Deer, Moose, and Caribou. By contrast the Poetry subject heading has just 20 subheadings. That means that Bambi and Bullwinkle get a full shelf to themselves, while Leopardi, Schiller, and Verlaine have to scrunch together in the single subheading reserved for Poetry/Continental European. In short, Google has taken a group of the world's great research collections and returned them in the form of a suburban-mall bookstore.

Such examples don't exhaust Google's metadata errors by any means. In addition to the occasionally quizzical renamings of works (Moby Dick: or the White Wall), there are a number of mismatches of titles and texts. Click on the link for the 1818 Théorie de l'Univers, a work on cosmology by the Napoleonic mathematician and general Jacques Alexander François Allix, and it takes you to Barbara Taylor Bradford's 1983 novel Voice of the Heart, while the link on a misdated number of Dickens's Household Words takes you to a 1742 Histoire de l'Académie Royale des Sciences. Numerous entries mix up the names of authors, editors, and writers of introductions, so that the "about this book" page for an edition of one French novel shows the striking attribution, "Madame Bovary By Henry James." More mysterious is the entry for a book called The Mosaic Navigator: The Essential Guide to the Internet Interface, which is dated 1939 and attributed to Sigmund Freud and Katherine Jones. The only connection I can come up with is that Jones was the translator of Freud's Moses and Monotheism, which must have somehow triggered the other sense of the word "mosaic," though the details of the process leave me baffled.

For the present, then, scholars will have to put on hold their visions of tracking the 19th-century fortunes of liberalism or quantifying the shift of "United States" from a plural to singular noun phrase over the first century of the republic: The metadata simply aren't up to it. It's true that Google is aware of a lot of these problems and they've pledged to fix them. (Indeed, since I presented some of these errors at a conference last week, Google has already rushed to correct many of them.) But it isn't clear whether they plan to go about this in the same way they're addressing the scanning errors that riddle the texts, correcting them as (and if) they're reported. That isn't adequate here: There are simply too many errors. And while Google's machine classification system will certainly improve, extracting metadata mechanically isn't sufficient for scholarly purposes. After first seeming indifferent, Google decided it did want to acquire the library records for scanned books along with the scans themselves, but as of now the company hasn't licensed them for display or use—hence, presumably, those stabs at automatically recovering publication dates from the scanned texts.

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Jensen Comment
Ihink the phrase "disaster for scholars" is very misleading. Google's Book Search has certainly been a delight for me. Also Google had the resources and stamina to fend off all the court challenges. In general, the major universities have been in favor of this project from get go.

 A project this massive is bound to have startup problems, but Google is adaptive and will listen to its critics. It's better to have the world's largest digital library than a bunch of decentralized smoke stacks of from the previous century.

Western Americana Collection (from Princeton University) --- http://pudl.princeton.edu/collections/pudl0017

Read 4,500 Unpublished Pages of Flaubert’s Madame Bovary ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/05/read-4500-unpublished-pages-of-madame-bovary.html

Bob Jensen's search helpers ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/searchh.htm


The University of Michigan Digital Humanities Series ---
 
http://www.digitalculture.org/books/book-series/digital-humanities-series/

Enter the Hannah Arendt Archives & Discover Rare Audio Lectures, Manuscripts, Marginalia, Letters, Postcards & More ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/02/hannah-arendt-archives.html

Hannah Arendt knew how to be a pariah. Is that the key to being a 21st-century cosmopolitan? ---
http://aeon.co/magazine/philosophy/what-makes-hannah-arendt-a-cosmopolitan/

Hannah Arendt on Being vs. Appearing and Our Impulse for Self-Display ---
https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/10/14/hannah-arendt-life-of-the-mind-being-appearing/?mc_cid=23a7c01a76&mc_eid=4d2bd13843

Jean-Luc Godard Gives a Dramatic Reading of Hannah Arendt’s “On the Nature of Totalitarianism” ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/05/jean-luc-godard-gives-a-dramatic-reading-of-hannah-arendts-on-the-nature-of-totalitarianism.html


"How To Download Tons Of Free eBooks Online For Any eReader Device," Uveal Blues, April 14, 2011 ---
http://uvealblues.blogspot.com/2011/04/how-to-download-tons-of-free-ebooks.html 

There are a ton of free eBooks out there, no matter what eReader you own—Amazon's Kindle, Barnes & Noble's Nook, Sony's Reader, etc. And with those eReaders comes fantastic eBook stores for easy browsing and purchasing. They have tons of great digital literature for sell, but you shouldn't waste your money unless necessary (or want to). There's plenty of free options out there, so make sure you exhaust the free before you receive the fee.
The majority of the free eBooks available are either promotional items or older, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books, which account for nearly 2 million titles. And it doesn't matter what eReader you own, or if you prefer reading digital copies on your computer, because you can convert almost any of the common eBook files into the version you need using something like Calibre.
Okay, enough babbling—here's some of your options.

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Also see Bob Jensen's links to free online books ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm


Center for the Book (Library of Congress) --- http://www.read.gov/cfb


The Ten Best American (Liberal) Essays Since 1950, According to Robert Atwan ---
http://www.openculture.com/2012/11/the_ten_best_american_essays_since_1950.html


February 27, 2012 message from Roger Lee

Hi Bob,

Nice job putting together such a great list of links to electronic literature! I have a the perfect site for your list -- AntiStudy.com (http://www.antistudy.com), a site that offers thousands of free literature study guides.  As a student at Harvard, I started AntiStudy as a way to help other students understand the books they were reading in their literature classes. Since then, the site’s been used by over 10 million students and has been featured in Teen Magazine.

Would you be willing to consider AntiStudy for your Links to Electronic Literature page? (http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm) I'd be honored if you could include the site! I think it’d be a great resource for your visitors.

Best regards,

Roger

Jensen Comment
I debated whether to comply with Roger's request above. On one hand, such study guides can be useful to scholars seeking breath and not depth. On the other hand such study guides can be abused by students seeking ready-made guides to plagiarize on the pretense that they fully read assigned literature. But I don't think street smart instructors are ignorant that such study guides exist.

 


Fill Your New Kindle, iPad, iPhone with Free eBooks, Movies, Audio Books, Courses & More --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2011/12/fill_your_new_kindle_ipad_iphone_with_free_ebooks_movies_audio_books_courses_more.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

Bob Jensen's threads on the history of Ebooks are at
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Ebooks.htm

Bob Jensen's threads on free courses, lectures, videos, and course materials from prestigious universities ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI


Historic Iowa Children's Diaries (1800s) --- http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/diaries/index.php

A Big List of 375 Free eBooks for Your iPad, Kindle, Nook and Other Devices --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2012/09/a_big_list_of_375_free_ebooks_for_your_ipad_kindle_nook_and_other_devices.html


Free Science Fiction, Fantasy & Dystopian Classics on the Web: Huxley, Orwell, Asimov, Gaiman & Beyond --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2012/03/free_science_fiction_fantasy_dystopian_classics_on_the_web.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29


Invitation to World Literature --- http://www.learner.org/courses/worldlit/

The Journal of Electronic Publishing --- http://www.journalofelectronicpublishing.org/

VYOM eBooks Directory --- http://www.vyomebooks.com/

Search for electronic books --- http://www.searchebooks.com/ 
There were 293 hits for accounting books.

Bob Jensen's threads on electronic books are at
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ebooks.htm

National Digital Stewardship Alliance --- http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsa/index.html


"Projects Aims to Build Online Hub for Archival Materials," by Jennifer Howard, Chronicle of Higher Education, May 13, 2012 ---
http://chronicle.com/article/Building-a-Digital-Map-of/131846/?sid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en


Online Books Page --- http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/
From the University of Pennsylvania
Online Books --- http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/

Online-Literature --- http://www.online-literature.com/

About 800 pages of the world's oldest surviving Christian Bible have been pieced together and published on the Internet for the first time, experts in Britain said Monday --- http://www.physorg.com/news166106367.html

Johnny Cash Reads the Entire New Testament (Bible)---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/07/johnny-cash-reads-the-entire-new-testament.html

Discover Thomas Jefferson’s Cut-and-Paste Version of the Bible, and Read the Curious Edition Online ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/09/thomas-jeffersons-cut-and-paste-bible.html

Searchable Bible Online --- http://www.biblegateway.com/ 

Quran online --- http://www.quranexplorer.com/

Scholarly Online Publishing Bibliography --- http://www.digital-scholarship.org/sepb/sepb.html 

"Free for All: National Academies Press Puts All 4,000 Books Online at No Charge," by Josh Fischman, Chronicle of Higher Education, June 2, 2011 ---
Click Here
http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/free-for-all-national-academies-press-puts-all-4000-books-online-at-no-charge/31582?sid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en
This includes such things as books on education assessment and incentives, dietary assessments, health books, and Medicare geography.

storySouth (showcases top fiction) --- http://www.storysouth.com/

Reader's Almanac --- http://blog.loa.org/

Medieval Library: Hesburgh Libraries: Introduction to Medieval Seals --- http://medieval.library.nd.edu/seals/index.shtml

Ernest Hemingway’s Very First Published Stories, Free as an eBook ---
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/#inbox/1455157e59c58335

 

Hear Hemingway Read Hemingway, and Faulkner Read Faulkner (90 Minutes of Classic Audio) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/01/hear-hemingway-read-hemingway-and-faulkner-read-faulkner.html

 

British Classics on the iPad App (Free… For Now --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2011/06/british_library_ipad_app.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

Online Scholarship:  Make a DASH for Harvard
Harvard's leadership in open access to scholarship took a significant step forward this week with the public launch of DASH—or Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard—a University-wide, open-access repository. More than 350 members of the Harvard research community, including over a third of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, have jointly deposited hundreds of scholarly works in DASH.
Harvard University Library, September 1, 2009 ---
http://hul.harvard.edu/news/2009_0901.html

Bob Jensen's threads on open sharing of knowledge ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

From MIT
Classics Archive
---
http://classics.mit.edu/

MIT OpenCourseWare: Major European Novels --- http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Literature/21L-472Fall-2008/CourseHome/index.htm

Bartleby's Free Online Books --- http://www.bartleby.com/titles/

Public.Resource.Org --- http://public.resource.org/

Henry Miller
Read Fanny Hill, the 18th-Century Erotic Novel That Went to the Supreme Court in the 20th Century ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/07/read-fanny-hill-the-18th-century-erotic-novel-that-went-to-the-supreme-court.html

Lost Titles, Forgotten Rhymes: How to Find a Novel, Short Story, or Poem Without Knowing its Title or Author --- http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/lost/

Authors: The Portrait Photograph File of the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/explore/collection=AuthorsPhotographsfr&col_id=155
Over 150 portraits

 

How do scholars search for academic references? --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/searchh.htm#Scholars

Three Percent (of books in the U.S. are books in translation) --- http://www.rochester.edu/College/translation/threepercent/

Invitation to World Literature --- http://www.learner.org/courses/worldlit/

 

February 1, 2008 message from Carolyn Kotlas [kotlas@email.unc.edu]

OVERVIEW OF INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORIES

Charles W. Bailey, Jr., compiler of SCHOLARLY ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING BIBLIOGRAPHY (now in its 70th edition), has recently published "Institutional Repositories, Tout de Suite", a work "designed to give the reader a very quick introduction to key aspects of institutional repositories and to foster further exploration of this topic though liberal use of relevant references to online documents and links to pertinent websites." The document covers definitions of institutional repositories, why institutions should have them, and the issues authors face when contributing to repositories.

"Institutional Repositories, Tout de Suite" is available at http://www.digital-scholarship.org/ts/irtoutsuite.pdf. The work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License, and it can be freely used for any noncommercial purpose in accordance with the license.

You can access all of Bailey's publications on scholarly communication at http://www.digital-scholarship.org/.

LibrarySpot (left column library finder links)  --- http://www.libraryspot.com/

Free online books library for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast --- http://www.readprint.com/

Shmoop is an online study guide for English Literature, Poetry and American history --- http://www.shmoop.com/

Baldwin Library of Children's Literature, Digital Collection --- http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/UFDC/UFDC.aspx?c=juv

Children's Library --- http://www.archive.org/details/iacl

 

JURN (search engine for humanities and social science research) --- http://www.jurn.org/

FindBook --- http://www.ufindbook.com/tags/Electronic Literature-1.html

Free e-book of great thinkers: WHAT MATTERS NOW!  --- http://sethgodin.typepad.com/files/what-matters-now-1.pdf
Here, thanks to Seth Godin, are more than seventy big thinkers, each sharing an idea for you to think about as we head into the new year. From bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert to brilliant tech thinker Kevin Kelly, from publisher Tim O'Reilly to radio host Dave Ramsey, there are some important people riffing about important ideas here. The ebook includes Tom Peters, Jackie Huba and Jason Fried, along with Gina Trapani, Bill Taylor and Alan Webber.

Film Literature Index ---  http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/fli/index.jsp

One Million University of Illinois (Free) Books to be Digitized by Google ---
http://www.archive.org/details/university_of_illinois_urbana-champaign
Google Digitized Books ---
http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search?q=Accounting
For example, key in the word "accounting"
Then try "Accounting for Derivative Financial Instruments"
Then try "Robert E. Jensen" AND "Accounting"
Update on December 31, 2007
Million Book Project Reaches 1.5 Million Book Mark
From the Carnegie Mellon newsletter...
http://www.cmu.edu/news/archive/2007/November/nov27_ulib.shtml 

Reading: Harvard Views of Readers, Readership, and Reading History ---  http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/reading/ 
Includes annotated copies belonging to famous authors and poets

Shmoop is an online study guide for English Literature, Poetry and American history --- http://www.shmoop.com/

Delaware Notes (various historical themes, including poetry and literature) --- http://dspace.udel.edu:8080/dspace/handle/19716/4445 

Bob Jensen's threads on history tutorials are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#History
Also see
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm  

Forgotten Books --- http://www.forgottenbooks.org/catalog/index.php

The Million Book Project, an international venture led by Carnegie Mellon University in the United States, Zhejiang University in China, the Indian Institute of Science in India and the Library at Alexandria in Egypt, has completed the digitization of more than 1.5 million books, which are now available online. For the first time since the project was initiated in 2002, all of the books ... are available through a single Web portal of the Universal Library (www.ulib.org), said Gloriana St. Clair, Carnegie Mellon's dean of libraries.
The University of Illinois Issues in Scholarly Communications Blog, November 30, 2007 ---
http://www.library.uiuc.edu/blog/scholcomm/

"Million Books Scanned at U. of Michigan -- and Counting," Jeffrey R. Young, Chronicle of Higher Education, February 4, 2008 ---  Click Here

Librarians at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor threw themselves a party on Friday to celebrate a milestone in their ambitious effort to scan every single book in the collection. They scanned the one millionth book, leaving just 6.5-million to go.

Most of the scanning has been done as part of the library’s controversial deal with Google. The search giant is working with dozens of major libraries around the world to scan the full text of books to add to its index. But Michigan is one of the only institutions to agree to scan every one of its holdings — even those that are still covered by copyright. Some publishers have sued Google for copyright infringement over the scanning effort, though officials from Google say their effort is legal because they are not making the full text of copyrighted books available to the public.

The University of Pittsburgh’s University Library System (ULS) and University Press have formed a partnership to provide digital editions of press titles as part of the library system’s D-Scribe Digital Publishing Program. Thirty-nine books from the Pitt Latin American Series published by the University of Pittsburgh Press are now available online, freely accessible to scholars and students worldwide. Ultimately, most of the Press’ titles older than 2 years will be provided through this open access platform.
The University of Illinois Issues in Scholarly Communications Blog, December 5, 2007 ---
http://www.library.uiuc.edu/blog/scholcomm/

Generation of online libraries is born --- http://physorg.com/news81346069.html

Institute of Museum and Library Services: Primary Source http://www.imls.gov/news/source.shtm

Open Library --- http://www.openlibrary.org/
For a good review, see
http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2007/08/08/mclemee

Armenian History http://www.electpress.com/books/armenia.htm

"To Know Wisdom and Instruction": The Armenian Literary Tradition ---
http://myloc.gov/Exhibitions/armenian-literary-tradition/Pages/default.aspx

 

"Improved Reading of Free E-Books, As The Open Library Launches a New E-Reader," Read/Write Web, December 9, 2010 ---
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/improved_reading_of_free_e-books_as_the_open_libra.php

The Open Library, an initiative of the Internet Archive, has just launched a new version of its online e-book reader, featuring an improved user interface as well as other new tools. You can use it to read the more than 2 million books available via The Open Library and the Internet Archive.

As you search for books to read on the site, you'll now find a link to "read the item online." This will launch the redesigned reader, although you'll still have the options to download the books, read in other formats, or send to your Kindle.

Continued in article

The Open Library --- http://openlibrary.org/

 

 

Open Humanities Press --- http://www.openhumanitiespress.org/

The Digital South Asia Library --- http://dsal.uchicago.edu/

Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts --- http://manuscripts.cmrs.ucla.edu/

From the American Library Association
Library Support Staff Resource Center ---
Click Here

Electronic Poetry Center [iTunes]  --- http://epc.buffalo.edu/

Off the Page [iTunes poetry] --- http://poetry.eprints.org/

Find Book --- http://www.ufindbook.com/tags/Electronic Literature-1.html

The eBook Directory --- http://www.ebookdirectory.com/search/Literature/

Spark  Notes Study Guides --- http://www.sparknotes.com/

Free Literature About Islam --- http://islam.about.com/od/basicbeliefs/a/freelit.htm

Free English Literature on the Internet --- http://www.anglik.net/literatureonline.htm

Self Made Scholar --- http://selfmadescholar.com/b/2009/04/14/where-to-find-free-literature-and-literature-summaries/

Literature Quizzes --- http://www.actionquiz.com/quiz.php?trivia=literature

 

The Electronics Books Page --- http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/

From The Scout Report on January 23, 2009

Codex Sinaiticus [Macromedia Flash Player] http://www.codexsinaiticus.org/en/ 

The Codex Sinaiticus is certainly one of the most important books in the world, and this delightful website provides users with a way to view the book in its entirety. The goal of this project is "to reunite the entire manuscript in digital form and make it accessible to a global audience for the first time." The project partners include The British Library, the National Library of Russia, St. Catherine's Monastery, and Leipzig University Library. First-time visitors may wish to click on the "About" area to learn more about the document's tremendous significance (among other things, it includes the oldest complete copy of the New Testament) and to read answers to several frequently asked questions about the Codex Sinaiticus. Anyone with an interest in conservation, digitization, and transcription will want to check out the "About the Project" page. Here they will find information about all of these subjects, and information about translations of the Codex. Finally, visitors will obviously want to head on over to the "See The Manuscript" area. Here they can read a side-by-side translation of each page, zoom in and out on the Codex, and even browse around by passage.

 

The University of California's eScholarship Repository has recently exceeded five million full-text downloads, according to the university ---
http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/article/17141

Connecting to Collections: A Call to Action (for searching history and museums) --- http://www.imls.gov/collections/index.htm

Project Gutenberg and World eBook Library plan to make ''a third of a million'' e-books available free for a month at the first World eBook Fair. Downloads will be available at the fair's Web site from July 4, the 35th anniversary of Project Gutenberg's founding, through Aug. 4. The majority of the books will be contributed by the World eBook Library. It otherwise charges $8.95 (euro6.98) a year for access to its database of more than 250,000 e-books, documents and articles. But the book fair will not be the last chance for e-bookworms to devour works ranging from ''Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'' to ''Old Indian Legends,'' not to mention dictionaries and thesauruses, without paying for them. Project Gutenberg founder Michael Hart, who first announced the ambitious plan a month ago, said Friday the partners are on track to make 1 million books available for the annual fair's one-month run in 2009, with more appearing in subsequent years. About 100,000, he said, will be permanently available at the handful of Project Gutenberg sites on the Internet.
"Electronic book devotees may want to set aside some extra screen time this summer, as two nonprofits are preparing to provide free access to 300,000 texts online," PhysOrg, June 2, 2006 --- http://www.physorg.com/news68484530.html
Project Gutenberg ---
http://promo.net/pg/
Project Gutenberg --- http://www.gutenberg.org/ 
World eBook Library ---
http://worldlibrary.net/
World eBook Fair --- http://worldebookfair.com/
Also see
http://www.technologyreview.com/read_article.aspx?id=16956

How many millions of free books were downloaded from the Project Gutenberg online library in the past 30 days?
Answer: 
http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/scores/top
What were the Top 100 downloads in the past 30 days?

Project Gutenberg --- http://www.gutenberg.org/ 

Forensic Chemistry Lab Manual (includes interesting short  stories) --- http://www.asdlib.org/onlineArticles/elabware/thompson/Home1.html

Project Gutenberg Update --- http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/

The Literary Traveler --- http://www.literarytraveler.com/

Demons and Devotion: The Hours of Catherine of Cleves --- http://www.themorgan.org/collections/works/cleves/default.asp
Private library of financier Pierpont Morgan

From the University of Virginia
Browse Collections by Language --- http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/collections/languages/

Great Books and Classics --- http://www.grtbooks.com/

Sherwood Anderson --- http://www.online-literature.com/sherwood-anderson/

From Harvard University
Open Collections Programs: Expeditions and Discoveries ---
http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/expeditions/

The State University of New York Digital Repository [pdf] http://dspace.sunyconnect.suny.edu/

Perseus Digital Library --- http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/

Other Free eBook Links:

American Libtrary Association Archives Digital Collections --- 
http://web.library.uiuc.edu/ahx/ead/ala/digital/ala-digital.html

Rare Book Room --- http://www.rarebookroom.org/

The (alleged) 10 Best Places to Get Free Books --- http://www.friedbeef.com/2007/04/02/top-10-best-places-to-get-free-books-part-1/
(I tend to agree with the choices)

Turning the Page (from the British Library) ---  http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/ttpbooks.html

The Pulitzer Prizes --- http://www.pulitzer.org/ 

American Library Association --- http://www.ala.org/ala/booklist/booklist.htm

Free eBooks --- http://www.free-ebooks.net/

Great Books Index --- http://books.mirror.org/gb.titles.html

Free Library (in topic categories) --- http://www.thefreelibrary.com/

Full Text Classics --- http://www.bookspot.com/features/fulltextfeature.htm

From the University of Pennsylvania
Online Books Page ---
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/

The Nineteenth Century in Print: The Making of America in Periodicals ---
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpcoop/moahtml/snchome.html

Serendipity Books --- Click Here

Working Class Movement Library --- http://www.wcml.org.uk/

Streetplay --- http://www.streetplay.com/

The University of Vermont Libraries' Center for Digital Initiatives: Fletcher Family
http://cdi.uvm.edu/collections/getCollection.xql?title=Fletcher Family

Critical Postmodern Theory --- http://www.uta.edu/huma/illuminations/

November 18, 2007 message from Asia Lu [asiaing.lu@gmail.com]

Dear Bob:

I think you maybe interested in this:

Top Ten Free eBook Websites

1. Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org

2. Asiaing.com: http://www.asiaing.com

Over 2,000 free ebooks & free magazines. Most of them can be downloaded directly. I love the slogan: "Knowledge shared, power gained!."

3. The Online Books Page: http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/

Listing over 25,000 free books on the Web. The site is hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Library.

4. PSU's Electronic Classics Site:

http://www2.hn.psu.edu/faculty/jmanis/jimspdf.htm

Classic works of Literature.

5. PlanetPDF http://www.planetpdf.com/free_pdf_ebooks.asp?CurrentPage=1

Classics works of Literature.

6. University of California, eScholarship Edition:

Knowledge Rush --- http://www.knowledgerush.com/kr/jsp/db/directory.jsp

http://content.cdlib.org/escholarship/

The eScholarship Editions collection includes almost 2000 books from academic presses on a range of topics, including art, science, history, music, religion, and fiction.

7. University of Adelaide Library's collection of Web books:

http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/

The collection includes classic works of Literature, Philosophy, Science, and History.

8. AvaxHome.ru: http://www.avaxhome.ru

Some new ebooks. Rapidshare download links. Copyright is a problem.

9. The National Academies Press: http://www.nap.edu Read more than 3,000 books online FREE!

10.You! Everyone has his own favorite ebook website. Maybe It's already on the list. Maybe not. It doesn't matter. The most important thing is that you love eBook.

Have a wonderful day.

Asia Lu

Digital Defoe Reviews of 18th Century Literature --- http://www.english.ilstu.edu/digitaldefoe/features/index.shtml

Free Philip K. Dick: Download 11 Great Science Fiction Stories --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2012/01/free_stories_by_philip_k_dick.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

Internet Book List --- http://www.iblist.com/

Classics Reader --- http://www.classicreader.com/

University of Missouri Digital Library --- http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/
Includes such things as sheet music and photographs.

American Library Association Mystery Showcase ---
http://www.ala.org/ala/booklist/mysteryshowcase/mysteryshowcase.htm

Digital Library Books Page --- http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/

Free eBooks for your PDA (or iPod) --- http://manybooks.net/

Free from Random House, The 100 Best Novels --- http://www.randomhouse.com/modernlibrary/100bestnovels.html

From MIT
The Internet Classics Archive ---
http://classics.mit.edu/

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library --- http://www.woodrowwilson.org/

From Carnegie-Mellon University
Interactive Fiction Page ---
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs.cmu.edu/user/wsr/Web/IF/homepage.html
(Somewhat dated but still interesting.)

Great Books (Classics from the Access Foundation) --- http://www.anova.org/ 

Classics at the Online Literature Library --- http://www.literature.org/authors/

Writing World --- http://www.writing-world.com/fiction/

The Reader's Robot --- http://www.tnrdlib.bc.ca/rr.html

Readprint.com offers thousands of free books for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast. To find the book you desire to read, start by looking through the author index --- http://www.readprint.com/

From the University of Pennsylvania
Online Books Page ---
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/new.html

Classic Literature Library --- http://www.classic-literature.co.uk/

The Literature Page (Classics) --- http://www.literaturepage.com/

Harvard Classics Fiction --- http://www.bartleby.com/hc/

Planet eBook (download the classics) --- http://www.planetebook.com/

Poets & Writers --- http://www.pw.org/

Internet Public Library (from the University of Michigan) --- http://www.ipl.org/ 
20,000 electronic texts, and an annotated guide to web sites

Ipl2: Literary Criticism --- http://www.ipl.org/div/litcrit/guide.html

Imagine a (wiki) library that collected all the world's information about all the world's books and made it available for everyone to view and update. We're building that library.
Open Library (Not yet fully operational) ---
http://demo.openlibrary.org/

From the University of Illinois Issues in Scholarly Communication Blog on June 7, 2007 --- Click Here
Internet Archive Texts - a part of the broader Internet Archive, an non-profit organization founded with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. The Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages
Google Books
Microsoft's Live Search Books
Amazon's Search Inside

Literature Collection --- http://www.literaturecollection.com/

Free PDF eBooks Archive --- http://www.planetpdf.com/free_pdf_ebooks.asp?CurrentPage=1

The Literary Encyclopedia --- http://www.litencyc.com/
Note the link to new articles.

Electronic Literature Organization --- http://www.eliterature.org/ 

From the British Library --- http://www.bl.uk/sacred
"The world's greatest collection of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim holy books."

Bibliochaise online library --- http://www.nobodyandco.it/sito/inglese/the bibliochaise.html

Gothic Texts --- http://www.litgothic.com/index_fl.html

The Literature Network --- http://www.online-literature.com/

Overbooked (includes reviews) --- http://www.overbooked.org/

I like to search for book contents at http://www.lib.uwo.ca/newalpha.shtml 

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announces the availability of a newly-digitized collection of Abraham Lincoln books accessible through the Open Content Alliance and displayed on the University Library's own web site, as the first step of a digitization project of Lincoln books from its collection. View the first set of books digitized at: http://varuna.grainger.uiuc.edu/oca/lincoln/

Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, and the Civil War: A Collection of Digitized Books ---
http://illinoisharvest.grainger.uiuc.edu/results.asp?searchtype=collectioncontent&collID=70928&collname=Abraham%20Lincoln,%20Slavery,%20and%20the%20Civil%20War:%20A%20Collection%20of%20Digitized%20Books

Abraham Lincoln Association Serials --- http://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/alajournals/

Lincolniana at Brown (Brown University Lincoln History Library) --- http://dl.lib.brown.edu/lincoln/index.html

 

Lincolniana at Brown (Brown University Lincoln History Library) --- http://dl.lib.brown.edu/lincoln/index.html

Lincoln Memorial Interactive [Flash Player] http://www.nps.gov/featurecontent/ncr/linc/interactive/deploy/index.htm#/introduction

Lincoln Memorial Interactive [Flash Player]
http://www.nps.gov/featurecontent/ncr/linc/interactive/deploy/index.htm#/introduction

Documents dating back to the early 19th-century about historically black colleges can be viewed online thanks to a new digital collection available to the public. The site includes campus charters, student yearbooks, campus architectural drawings, and photographs from 10 historically black institutions: Alabama State University, Atlanta University Center, Bennett College for Women, Fisk University, Grambling State University, Hampton University, Southern University, Tennessee State University, Tuskegee University, and Virginia State University.
Andrea L. Foster, Chronicle of Higher Education, February 13, 2008 --- Click Here

Journal of Issues in Collegiate Athletics --- http://csri-jiia.org/

Only A Game [iTunes Sports Features] --- http://www.onlyagame.org/

LitWeb --- http://litweb.net/
Find over 500 biographies of the most important writers with our Authors Index, selected bibliographies, and the winners, past and present, of the top literary prizes since they began.

Literature Project --- http://www.literatureproject.com/

The Internet Classics Archive --- http://classics.mit.edu/

Online Library of Literature --- http://www.literature.org/

Literature.org --- http://www.literature.org/ 

Bookyards --- http://www.bookyards.com/

Book TV (CSPAN interviews with authors) ---  http://www.booktv.org

The Literature Network --- http://www.online-literature.com/

Book-a-Minute --- http://rinkworks.com/bookaminute/classics.shtml

Octavo Digital Rare Books --- http://www.octavo.com/

Santa Clara University Virtual Library --- http://campustechnology.com/articles/48506

Library of Congress Information Bulletin --- http://www.loc.gov/loc/lcib

Classic Short Stories --- http://www.classicshorts.com/

ShortStories --- http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/indexframe.html

Short Stories --- http://www.short-stories.co.uk/

East of the Web Short Stories --- http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/

East of the Web Interactive --- http://www.eastoftheweb.com/hyperfiction/index.html

CELT Corpus of Electronic Texts --- http://www.ucc.ie/celt/publishd.html

Commonwealth Writers Prize --- http://www.commonwealthwriters.com/

Planet PDF (free PDF eBooks) --- http://www.planetpdf.com/free_pdf_ebooks.asp?CurrentPage=1

All-Story Short Stories --- http://www.all-story.com/

Salon Books (note especially the posthumous memoir from murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya gives readers a glimpse of the dark side of post-Soviet Russia in A Russian Diary) --- http://dir.salon.com/topics/books/

Authorama.com, featuring completely free books from a variety of different authors, collected here for you to read online or offline --- http://www.authorama.com/

VYOM eBooks Directory --- http://www.vyomebooks.com/

The 25 Funniest Analogies (Collected by High School English Teachers) --- Click Here

eNotes.com features high-quality study guides, lesson plans, and other reference material in various academic areas --- http://www.enotes.com/

The Million Books Project at Carnegie Mellon University --- http://www.library.cmu.edu/Libraries/MBP_FAQ.html

Project Gutenberg --- http://www.gutenberg.org/

Bibliomania --- http://www.bibliomania.com/0/0/frameset.html

The Hypertexts of Writers and Poets --- http://www.thehypertexts.com/

Read Print (online library) --- http://www.readprint.com/

FullBooks --- http://www.fullbooks.com/ 

Boston Public Library
100 Most Influential Books of the Century Booklists for Adults ---
http://www.bpl.org/research/AdultBooklists/influential.htm

University of Michigan Internet Public Library --- http://www.ipl.org.ar/ref/QUE/FARQ/bestsellerFARQ.html

Logos Free Books --- http://www.logosfreebooks.org/ 

University of Adelaide Library’s collection of Web books --- http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/

Find over 500 biographies of the most important writers --- http://litweb.net/

Internet Book List --- http://www.iblist.com/list.php?type=book&key=A&by=genre&genre=4

The Internet Classics Archives from MIT --- http://classics.mit.edu/

The Free Library --- http://www.thefreelibrary.com/

Eye on Europe: prints, books & multiples / 1960 to now --- http://www.moma.org/exhibitions/2006/eyeoneurope/

Short Story Classics --- http://shortstory.byethost6.com/

Renascence Editions from the University of Oregon --- http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~rbear/ren.htm

Full 'Text Classics --- http://www.bookspot.com/features/fulltextfeature.htm

100 Best Novels --- http://www.randomhouse.com/modernlibrary/100bestnovels.html

Bibliomania --- http://www.bibliomania.com/0/0/frameset.html

Great Books Index --- http://books.mirror.org/gb.titles.html

Best History Websites --- http://www.besthistorysites.net/

Bartleby's Great Books Online --- http://www.bartleby.com/titles/

Bartleby.com: Nonfiction --- http://www.bartleby.com/nonfiction/

A Victorian Anthology, 1837-1895 --- http://www.bartleby.com/246/

British History Online --- http://www.british-history.ac.uk/

Classic Reader --- http://www.classicreader.com/

Anthology of English Literature --- http://www.luminarium.org/lumina.htm

Classic Literature Library --- http://www.classic-literature.co.uk/

The Literature Network --- http://www.online-literature.com/yeats/

University of Southern California Digital Archive --- http://digarc.usc.edu:8089/cispubsearch/

Great Books Index --- http://books.mirror.org/gb.titles.html

Brain Juice Biographies --- http://www.brain-juice.com/main.html

Literature Mania --- http://www.literaturemania.com/

The University of Virginia's E-Book Library --- http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/ebooks/subjects/subjects.html

Carnegie Mellon University's Universal Library --- http://www.ulib.org/html/

Brain Juice Biographies --- http://www.brain-juice.com/main.html

Dime Novel and Popular Literature --- http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:24093

Planet eBook --- http://www.planetebook.com/

knowledgerrush (a variety of online literature categorized by topic) --- http://www.knowledgerush.com/kr/jsp/db/directory.jsp

Yahoo's links to Humanities Dectionaries, Libraries, and Literature --- http://dir.yahoo.com/Arts/Reference/

A Collection of the World's Fairy Tales --- http://www.fairytalescollection.com/

eServer Books --- http://eserver.org/books/

Literary Resources on the Net --- http://www.andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Lit/

Books in Depth (including downloads of sample chapters) --- http://www.booksindepth.com/
Magazine, Periodical and Website Book Reviews from around the World ---
http://www.booksindepth.com/period.html

Mystery books and short stories --- http://www.strandmag.com/mccall.htm

Celt Corpus Electronic Books --- http://www.ucc.ie/celt/publishd.html

God's Debris --- http://www.andrewsmcmeel.com/godsdebris/

LiteratureMania.com --- http://www.literaturemania.com/

Electronic Sources of Information: A Bibliography http://library.usask.ca/~dworacze/BIBLIO.HTM 

Hyper History Online --- http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/History_n2/a.html

Literary Resources on the Net --- http://www.andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Lit/

The Online Books Page --- http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/

Internet Book List --- http://www.iblist.com/

Book Crossing --- http://bookcrossing.com/home

Globusz Digital Publishing --- http://www.globusz.com/

eServer Books --- http://eserver.org/books/

Questia (fee-based huge library of electronic books) --- http://www.questia.com/

The Literature Network of online books --- http://www.online-literature.com/

The Free Library --- http://www.thefreelibrary.com/

Free Electronic Books --- http://www.awriteshop.com/e_reading.html 
Many of the books are scanned photographs of actual book pages.

Bartleby's Great Books Online --- http://www.bartleby.com/titles/

More Free Electronic Books --- http://www.wordtheque.com/pls/wordtc/new_wordtheque.main?lang=EN&source=author

WORDTHEQUE - Word by word multilingual library ---  http://snipurl.com/cv97

Free Australian electronic books --- http://www.e-book.com.au/freebooks.htm

BiblioMania --- http://www.bibliomania.com/0/0/frameset.html

Authors Directory --- http://authorsdirectory.com/title.shtml

The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest --- http://www.bulwer-lytton.com/

A Write Shop --- http://www.awriteshop.com/e_reading.html 
Many links to free books and other readings online.

The Modern World --- http://www.themodernword.com/eco/eco_papers.html

Online Books Library (including some banned books) --- http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/banned-books.html
The above site is not a free book site.  You might identify something like a banned book and then find it free at another search site ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/searchh.htm#ElectronicBooks

Free eBooks for your PDA (or iPod) --- http://manybooks.net/

Modern literature links --- http://www.themodernword.com/themodword.cfm

Serendipity Books --- http://snipurl.com/SerendipityBooks

Literature Project --- http://www.literatureproject.com/

Source Text --- http://www.sourcetext.com/

Memoware (Free and fee electronic books) --- http://www.memoware.com/

Bookfinder.com Journal --- http://journal.bookfinder.com/

What Should I Read Next? --- http://www.whatshouldireadnext.com/books/search?email=oblio@inter.net

Reader2 --- http://reader2.com/

The Library of Economics and Liberty --- http://www.econlib.org/index.html

Altered Books --- http://www.logolalia.com/alteredbooks/
Altered Books ---
http://www.art-e-zine.co.uk/alteredbook.html
Altered Books Index ---
http://karenswhimsy.com/altered-books/index.htm

Famous Farewells --- http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/6537/fareidx.htm
Famous Last Words ---
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/6537/

Book download frequencies --- http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/scores/top

Science Fiction --- http://www.knowledgerush.com/kr/jsp/db/directory.jsp?categoryId=13&categoryName=top%2FScience%20Fiction

Free eBooks and AudioBooks for Mobile Computers --- http://tuxmobil.org/ebook.html

Page by Page Books --- http://www.pagebypagebooks.com/

God's Debris --- http://www.andrewsmcmeel.com/godsdebris/

Book Table of Contents Finders --- http://alpha.lib.uwo.ca/

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography ---  http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html  

Free Electronic Books --- http://www.awriteshop.com/e_reading.html  
Many of the books are scanned photographs of actual book pages.

Children's Books Online ---  http://www.childrensbooksonline.org/

One More Story is an interactive online library for children --- http://www.onemorestory.com/

An electronic library that teaches children how to read better
Chelsea Waugaman, "Read the story again? Sure. Computers don't get tired," The Christian Science Monitor, July 11, 2005 ---
http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0711/p12s01-stin.html

 Mystery Net --- http://www.mysterynet.com/

Mystery books and short stories --- http://www.strandmag.com/mccall.htm

The Mississippi Review --- http://www.mississippireview.com/

Manybooks.net --- http://www.manybooks.net/  

All About Famous People --- http://www.aboutfamouspeople.com/

Russian Folk Tales --- http://russian-crafts.com/tales.html

Writers Write --- http://www.writerswrite.com/

SCHOLARLY ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING BIBLIOGRAPHY http://www.escholarlypub.com/digitalkoans/
The weblog is online at http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepw.htm    

HarperCollins Electronic Books (not free) ---
http://us.perfectbound.com/B3063A9B-5F19-48AB-8598-11F59922FDF4/10/1/en/Default.htm  

Rogue Scholars --- http://roguescholars.com/opus/default.html

LibraryThing --- http://www.librarything.com/ 

BookBrowse.com --- http://www.bookbrowse.com/  
This site is very efficient for finding the latest and greatest books on a wide range of topics.

How to Find Books and Compare Prices --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/searchh.htm#Books  

Barnes and Noble Book Browser --- http://www.barnesandnoble.com/bookbrowser/Welcome.asp?

Story Code Book Finder --- http://www.storycode.com/

Helper Site if You Are Looking for a Book to Read Whichbook --- http://www.whichbook.net/index.jsp  
     (Note that you click on a category and then slide a pointer)

Glossary of Book Collecting Terms --- http://hardyboys.bobfinnan.com/bookterms.htm 

The Experience of Technology in Literature and Art --- http://commhum.mccneb.edu/PHILOS/techlit.htm

World History --- http://www.fsmitha.com/maps.html

Macro History --- http://www.fsmitha.com/

Brainy History --- http://www.brainyhistory.com/ 

History of Costume
Fashion in Color --- 
http://ndm.si.edu/EXHIBITIONS/fashion_in_colors/

Find rare and used books on BiblioFind ---
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/subst/books/misc/bibliofind.html/104-2407774-3526314

All-Time Bestselling Books and Authors --- http://www.ipl.org.ar/ref/QUE/FARQ/bestsellerFARQ.html

University of Southern California Digital Archive --- http://digarc.usc.edu:8089/cispubsearch/

The Boston Foundation: Multimedia Library --- http://www.tbf.org/UtilityNavigation/MultimediaLibrary/MultimediaLibraryHome.asp

Boston University Libraries: Research Guides --- http://www.bu.edu/library/guides/

Invitation to World Literature --- http://www.learner.org/courses/worldlit/

 

Digital Orchid Library from Michigan State University --- http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/orchids/

A good  place to find a book --- http://www.bookfinder.com/ 

A good place to find books and compare prices --- www.AAABookSearch.com  .

You can also compare prices and shipping costs at www.CampusBooks4Less.com

A good place to find the best price (including shipping) if you know the ISBN number --- http://isbn.nu/ 

The best places to find electronic books --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/searchh.htm#ElectronicBooks 

Free service for book search and price comparison from among over 40 bookstore, www.AAABookSearch.com .

Rare, second hand, and out-of-print books --- http://shop.barnesandnoble.com/oopbooks/oopsearch.asp?sourceid=00382445673057253564&bfdate=04-13-2001+09:18:42 

The Nobel Prize for Literature --- http://nobelprize.org/literature/

Literature Map --- http://www.literature-map.com/

The Invisible Library --- http://www.invisiblelibrary.com/

Propaganda The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly --- http://www.newspeakdictionary.com/cc-books.html

Journal of Electronic Publishing ---  http://journalofelectronicpublishing.org/

Prints With/Out Pressure: American Relief Prints from the 1940s through the 1960s http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/spe/art/print/exhibits/pressure/index.html

From NPR
Librarian's Picks: Books for a Rainy Day ---
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5162810

Rare Book Manuscript Library --- http://www.libs.uga.edu/darchive/hargrett/maps/maps.html

Barnes and Noble Book Browser --- http://www.barnesandnoble.com/bookbrowser/Welcome.asp?

Fiction Press --- http://www.fictionpress.com/

ebookshare.net --- http://www.ebookshare.net/

Public.Resource.Org --- http://public.resource.org/

Thousands of Links to Shakespeare --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm#---Shakespeare

Othello: A Teachers Guide --- http://www.penguin.com/static/pdf/teachersguides/othello.pdf

Folger Shakespeare Library --- http://folger.edu/index.cfm 

Read All of Shakespeare’s Plays Free Online, Courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/03/read-all-of-shakespeares-plays-free-online-courtesy-of-the-folger-shakespeare-library.html

Listen to Orson Welles’ Classic Radio Performance of 10 Shakespeare Plays ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/03/listen-to-orson-welles-classic-radio-performance-of-10-shakespeare-plays.html

Digital Theatre (U.K. live theatre, Shakespeare) --- http://www.digitaltheatre.com/

Folger Shakespeare Library Online Resources for Teachers --- http://www.folger.edu/template.cfm?cid=618

Mr. Magoo’s Cartoon Version of William Shakespeare’s Comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2013/06/mr_magoos_cartoon_version_of_william_shakespeares_comedy_ia_midsummer_nights_dreami.html

And There's the Humor of it: Shakespeare and the Four Humors http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/shakespeare/index.html

Remembering George Whitman, Owner of Famed Bookstore, Shakespeare & Company --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2011/12/remembering_george_whitman.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

Orson Welles Reads From America’s Greatest Poem, Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” (1953) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/03/orson-welles-reads-from-whitmans-song-of-myself.html

Hysterical Literature: Art & Sexuality Collide in Readings of Whitman, Emerson & Other Greats (NSFW) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/03/hysterical-literature.html

Shakespeare in the Parlor (Art, Illustrations, Drawings) ---
http://www.americanantiquarian.org/Exhibitions/Printsinparlor/shakespeare/index.htm

And There's the Humor of it: Shakespeare and the Four Humors http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/shakespeare/index.html

In Search of Shakespeare: Shakespeare’s Sonnets Lesson Plan ---
http://www.pbs.org/shakespeare/educators/language/lessonplan.html

Video
James Earl Jones Reads Othello at White House Poetry Jam ---
Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2011/03/james_earl_jones_reads_othello_at_white_house_poetry_jam.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

Shakespeare's Staging --- http://shakespeare.berkeley.edu/

Arden: World of William Shakespeare --- http://swi.indiana.edu/arden/gi_specs.shtml

From the Scout Report on June 8, 2012

Remains of Shakespeare-associated Curtain Theatre found in London Early theater of Shakespeare is unearthed in London http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/06/early-theater-of-shakespeares-is-unearthed-in-london/  

Does the rediscovery of Shakespeare's Curtain theatre matter? Absolutely.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/jun/07/rediscovery-shakespeare-curtain-theatre-matters?newsfeed=true 

Developers plan 'performance space' near remains of Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/news/developers-plan-performance-space-near-remains-of-shakespeares-curtain-theatre-7827694.html  

Curtain up on Shakespeare's lost theatre
http://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/news/curtain-up-on-shakespeares-lost-theatre.htm  

Shakespeare's Globe virtual tour
http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/about-us/virtual-tour 

Shakespeare Online
http://www.shakespeare-online.com/

 

From the Scout Report on March 13, 2009

Original Shakespeare portrait unveiled Is This a Shakespeare Which I See Before Me? http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/10/world/europe/10shakespeare.html?ref=world 

Why is this the definitive image of Shakespeare? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7936629.stm 

Shakespeare's first theatre found http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7931823.stm 

William Shakespeare at the National Portrait Gallery
http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/person.php?search=ss&role=sit&LinkID=mp04051 

William Shakespeare Quiz http://www.npg.org.uk/learning/digital/history/shakespeare-quiz.php 

William Shakespeare Birthplace Trust http://www.shakespeare.org.uk/index.html

The Complete Works of William Shakepeare http://shakespeare.mit.edu/

In Search of Shakespeare: Shakespeare’s Sonnets Lesson Plan ---
http://www.pbs.org/shakespeare/educators/language/lessonplan.html

"Google Books to add Creative Commons books," The Washington Post, August 14, 2009 --- Click Here

Google Inc. is now enabling authors and publishers who release their work under Creative Commons licenses to distribute it through Google Books, a free service that allows users to search and read books online.

Creative Commons is a nonprofit group that encourages writers, artists and others to use its licensing tools to let their work to be reused and shared by others in certain ways.

In a blog post Thursday, Google Books associate product manager Xian Ke wrote that rights holders who are already part of Google Books' partner program can update their account settings. Those who aren't can sign up to be a partner and choose one of seven different Creative Commons licenses.

People will be able to download these books from Google Books and share them. If rights holders indicate that people can modify their books, readers will be able to do that, too.

Those who download the books will be agreeing that they will only use them in the ways the license says they may. This could include giving the author credit if they remix the work or distribute it publicly,

Bob Jensen's threads on electronic books are at
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ebooks.htm

 

SOURCETEXT.com (with much emphasis on Shakespeare)
A home for specialized, reason-provoking texts that appeal to the eternally curious and to those who value wit and character ---
http://www.sourcetext.com/

Literary Locales (from the English Department at San Jose State University) --- http://www2.sjsu.edu/depts/english/places.htm

Book Cover Art by William S. Burroughs --- http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/burroughs-books/index.h

The Literary Encyclopedia is an expanding global literary reference work written by over 1400 specialists from universities around the world, and currently provides over 3550 authoritative profiles of authors, works and literary and historical topics. We will provide over 3800 by the end of this year and aim to publish at least 800 new profiles (circa 1.6m words) in the next 15 months. We also list nearly 19,000 works by date, country and genre, and provide advanced software tools. Membership costs only $17.95 for a full year (circa £10.00 or € 14.50) and helps us to build this valuable resource. In May 2006 we delivered over 1.8m pages to over 500,000 visits.
The Literary Encyclopedia ---
http://www.litencyc.com/

From the Scout Report on January 16, 2009

Research posits that Victorian novels may have aided the cause of altruism and fairness in society Victorian novels helped us evolve into better people, say psychologists http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/jan/14/victorian-novels-evolution-altruism  

Victorian novels like Pride and Prejudice teach us how to behave
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/4239733/Victorian-novels-like-Pride-and-Prejudice-teach-us-how-to-behave.html  

Hierarchy in the Library: Egalitarian Dynamics in Victorian Novels --- http://www.epjournal.net/filestore/ep06715738.pdf 

Believing in 19th century novels
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2009/jan/14/literature-evolutionary-advantage-university-missouri 

Gruel served up to hungry public http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/7825015.stm 

Medieval Food and Cooking: Gruel Recipes http://www.medievalplus.com/food-cooking/recipes-gruel.html

Rare 1959 Audio: Flannery O’Connor Reads ‘A Good Man is Hard to Find’ --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2012/05/rare_1959_audio_flannery_oconnor_reads_a_good_man_is_hard_to_find.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

Flannery O’Connor’s Satirical Cartoons: 1942-1945 ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/07/flannery-oconnors-satirical-college-cartoons-1942-1945.html

See Flannery O’Connor’s Story “The Displaced Person” Adapted to a Film Starring a Young Samuel L. Jackson (1977) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/06/see-flannery-oconnors-story-the-displaced-person-adapted-to-a-film-starring-a-young-samuel-l-jackson-1977.html

Author Flannery O’Connor Captured on Film at Age 5, with Her Chickens --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2012/06/author_flannery_oconnor_captured_on_film_at_age_5.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%

 

Also see http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm#History

 

Audio Books and Poems for Listening

"Some Juicy Audiobook Tidbits," by Joshua Kim, Inside Higher Ed, July 4, 2013 ---
http://www.insidehighered.com//blogs/technology-and-learning/some-juicy-audiobook-tidbits  

The Public Domain Project Makes 10,000 Film Clips, 64,000 Images & 100s of Audio Files Free to Use ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/01/the-public-domain-project-makes-10000-film-clips-free-online.html

Bob Jensen's threads on Tools and Tricks of the Trade ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/thetools.htm

The Elliston Project: Poetry Readings and Lectures at the University of Cincinnati ---
http://digitalprojects.libraries.uc.edu/elliston/

Bill Murray Gives a Delightful Dramatic Reading of Twain’s Huckleberry Finn (1996) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/09/bill-murray-gives-a-delightful-dramatic-reading-of-twains-huck-finn.html

Download the Major Works of Jane Austen as Free eBooks & Audio Books ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/04/download-the-major-works-of-jane-austen-as-free-ebooks-audio-books.html

Leonard Nimoy Reads Ray Bradbury Stories From The Martian Chronicles & The Illustrated Man (1975-76) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/02/leonard-nimoy-reads-classic-ray-bradbury-stories.html

Poetry Out Loud: Teaching Resources --- http://www.poetryoutloud.org/teaching-resources

Listen to 60+ Free, High-Quality AudioBooks of Classic Literature on Spotify: Austen, Dickens, Tolstoy & More ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/02/free-classic-audiobooks-on-spotify.html

Listening to Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past, (Maybe) the Longest Audio Book Ever Made --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2013/07/listening-to-prousts-remembrance-of-things-past-maybe-the-longest-audio-book-ever-made.html

Stream Classic Poetry Readings from Harvard’s Rich Audio Archive: From W.H. Auden to Dylan Thomas ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/01/harvards-poetry-room-recordings.html

8 Glorious Hours of Dylan Thomas Reading Poetry–His Own & Others'---
http://www.openculture.com/2016/05/8-glorious-hours-of-dylan-thomas-reading-poetry-his-own-others.html
 

Dylan Thomas, 1952: A Child's Christmas in Wales, A Story - Recorded at Steinway Hall, NY ---
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv4-sgFw3Go

Hear Dylan Thomas Read Three Poems by W.H. Auden, Including “September 1, 1939″ ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/07/hear-dylan-thomas-read-three-poems-by-w-h-auden.html

8 Glorious Hours of Dylan Thomas Reading Poetry–His Own & Others'---
http://www.openculture.com/2016/05/8-glorious-hours-of-dylan-thomas-reading-poetry-his-own-others.html
 

Sylvia Plath, Girl Detective Offers a Hilariously Cheery Take on the Poet’s College Years ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/09/sylvia-plath-girl-detective-offers-a-hilariously-cheery-take-on-the-poets-college-years.html

NBC University Theater Adapts Great Novels to Radio & Gives Listeners College Credit : Hear 110 Episodes from a 1940s eLearning Experiment ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/10/nbc-university-theater-adapts-great-novels-to-radio-gives-listeners-college-credit-hear-110-episodes-from-a-1940s-elearning-experiment.html

Watch All 18,225 Lines of The Iliad Read by 66 Actors in a Marathon Event For an Audience of 50,000 ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/10/watch-the-entire-iliad-read-by-66-actors-in-a-marathon-event-for-an-audience-of-50000.html

The New Yorker: Poetry Podcast Archives --- http://www.newyorker.com/series/poetry-podcast

Sylvia Plath Reads Her Poetry: 23 Poems from the Last 6 Years of Her Life ---
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/9_umsFYHqzY/sylvia-plath-reads-her-poetry-23-poems.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

Hear Hemingway Read Hemingway, and Faulkner Read Faulkner (90 Minutes of Classic Audio) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/01/hear-hemingway-read-hemingway-and-faulkner-read-faulkner.html

Hear Orson Welles Read Edgar Allan Poe on a Cult Classic Album by The Alan Parsons Project ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/04/hear-orson-welles-read-edgar-allan-poe-on-a-album-by-the-alan-parsons-project.html

The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe’s Death: 19 Theories on What Caused the Poet’s Demise 166 Years Ago Today ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/10/the-mystery-of-edgar-allan-poes-death-19-theories-on-what-caused-the-poets-demise-166-years-ago-today.html

5 Hours of Edgar Allan Poe Stories Read by Vincent Price & Basil Rathbone ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/08/5-hours-of-edgar-allan-poe-stories-read-by-vincent-price-basil-rathbone.html

Classics Stories by Edgar Allan Poe Narrated by James Mason in a 1953 Oscar-Nominated Animation & 1958 Decca Album ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/09/classics-stories-by-edgar-allan-poe-narrated-by-james-mason-in-a-1953-oscar-nominated-animation-1958-decca-album.html

Iggy Pop Reads Edgar Allan Poe’s Classic Horror Story, “The Tell-Tale Heart” ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/08/iggy-pop-reads-edgar-allan-poes-classic-horror-story-the-tell-tale-heart.html

Aubrey Beardsley’s Macabre Illustrations of Edgar Allan Poe’s Short Stories (1894) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/09/aubrey-beardsleys-macabre-illustrations-of-edgar-allan-poes-short-stories-1894.html

Johnny Cash Reads the Entire New Testament (Bible)---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/07/johnny-cash-reads-the-entire-new-testament.html

The Declaration of Independence Read by Thespians: Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Renee Zellweger & More ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/07/the-declaration-of-independence-read-by-thespians-morgan-freeman-kevin-spacey-renee-zellweger-more.html

Listen to 90 Famous Authors & Celebrities Read Great Stories & Poems ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/02/90-famous-authors-celebrities-read-great-stories-poems.html

T.S. Eliot Reads From “The Waste Land,” “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” & “The Hollow Men”: His Apocalyptic Post WWI Poems ---
http://www.openculture.com/2016/05/t-s-eliot-reads-from-the-waste-land-the-love-song-of-j-alfred-prufrock-the-hollow-men.html

Favorite Poem Project (videos of 50 USA poets) --- http://www.favoritepoem.org

Slate's Audio Book Club ---  http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/the_audio_book_club.html

Hear James Joyce’s Great Short Story “The Dead,” Performed by Cynthia Nixon & Colum McCann ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/01/hear-james-joyces-great-short-story-the-dead-performed-by-cynthia-nixon.html

Amanda Palmer Reads Polish Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska’s Poem “Life While-You-Wait” ---
http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/07/02/amanda-palmer-reads-wislawa-szymborska/?mc_cid=2e1e781938&mc_eid=4d2bd13843

The Invention of Clouds: Goethe's Poems for the Skies and His Heartfelt Homage to the Young Scientist Who Classified Clouds ---
http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/07/07/the-invention-of-clouds-luke-howard-hamblyn/?mc_cid=0bae3fff91&mc_eid=4d2bd13843

An Animated Introduction to Goethe, Germany’s “Renaissance Man”  ---
http://www.openculture.com/2016/01/an-animated-introduction-to-goethe-germanys-renaissance-man.html

Allen Ginsberg Sings the Poetry of William Blake (1970) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/01/allen-ginsberg-sings-the-poetry-of-william-blake-1970.html

Listen to James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake Read Aloud & Set to Music (31 Hours, Unabridged) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/05/listen-to-james-joyces-finnegans-wake-read-aloud-set-to-music-31-hours-unabridged.html

James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake Gets Turned into an Interactive Web Film, the Medium It Was Destined For ---
http://www.openculture.com/2016/06/james-joyces-finnegans-wake-gets-turned-into-an-interactive-web-film-the-medium-it-was-destined-for.html

Hear James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake Read Unabridged & Set to Music By 17 Different Artists ---
http://www.openculture.com/2016/02/finnegans-wake-read-by-17-artists.htm

William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience --- http://www.bl.uk/collection-items/william-blakes-songs-of-innocence-and-experience

William Blake’s Last Work: Illustrations for Dante’s Divine Comedy (1827) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/01/william-blakes-last-work-illustrations-for-dantes-divine-comedy-1827.html

Artists Illustrate Dante’s Divine Comedy Through the Ages: Doré, Dalí, Blake, Botticelli, Mœbius & More ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/04/artists-illustrate-dantes-divine-comedy-through-the-ages.html

A History of Ideas: Animated Videos Explain Theories of Simone de Beauvoir, Edmund Burke & Other Philosophers ---
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/qjtaYhJ7jWY/a-history-of-ideas-animated-videos-explain-theories-of-simone-de-beauvoir-edmund-burke.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

Download The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe: Macabre Stories as Free eBooks & Audio Books --- Click Here
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/3_2ZvPhZOCg/download-the-complete-works-of-edgar-allan-poe-macabre-stories-as-free-ebooks-audio-books.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

Classics Stories by Edgar Allan Poe Narrated by James Mason in a 1953 Oscar-Nominated Animation & 1958 Decca Album ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/09/classics-stories-by-edgar-allan-poe-narrated-by-james-mason-in-a-1953-oscar-nominated-animation-1958-decca-album.html

Edgar Allan Poe Museum --- https://www.poemuseum.org/index.php

The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe’s Death: 19 Theories on What Caused the Poet’s Demise 166 Years Ago Today ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/10/the-mystery-of-edgar-allan-poes-death-19-theories-on-what-caused-the-poets-demise-166-years-ago-today.html

5 Hours of Edgar Allan Poe Stories Read by Vincent Price & Basil Rathbone ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/08/5-hours-of-edgar-allan-poe-stories-read-by-vincent-price-basil-rathbone.html

Hear Robert Frost Read His Most Famous Poems: “The Road Not Taken,” “Mending Wall,” “Nothing Gold Can Stay” & More ---
http://www.openculture.com/2016/05/hear-robert-frost-read-his-most-famous-poems.html

Edgar Allan Poe Animated: Watch Four Animations of Classic Poe Stories ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/04/edgar-allan-poe-animated-watch-four-animations-of-timeless-poe-stories.html

Iggy Pop Reads Edgar Allan Poe’s Classic Horror Story, “The Tell-Tale Heart” ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/08/iggy-pop-reads-edgar-allan-poes-classic-horror-story-the-tell-tale-heart.html

Hear Orson Welles Read Edgar Allan Poe on a Cult Classic Album by The Alan Parsons Project ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/04/hear-orson-welles-read-edgar-allan-poe-on-a-album-by-the-alan-parsons-project.html

Download The Complete Audio Book Works of Edgar Allan Poe on His Birthday ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/01/download-the-complete-works-of-edgar-allan-poe-on-his-birthday.html

Aubrey Beardsley’s Macabre Illustrations of Edgar Allan Poe’s Short Stories (1894) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/09/aubrey-beardsleys-macabre-illustrations-of-edgar-allan-poes-short-stories-1894.html

A 68 Hour Playlist of Shakespeare’s Plays Being Performed by Great Actors: Gielgud, McKellen & More ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/07/a-68-hour-playlist-of-shakespeares-plays-being-performed-by-great-actors.html

7 Short Stories by Junot Díaz Free Online, In Text and Audio ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/02/seven-stories-from-junot-diaz-free-online-in-text-and-audio.html

Listen to 188 Dramatized Science Fiction Stories by Ursula K. Le Guin, Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, J.G. Ballard & More ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/07/188-dramatized-science-fiction-stories.html

Hear Ursula K. Le Guin’s Pioneering Sci-Fi Novel, The Left Hand of Darkness, as a BBC Radio Play ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/04/hear-ursula-k-le-guins-pioneering-sci-fi-novel-the-left-hand-of-darkness-as-a-bbc-radio-play.html

Alexander Pushkin’s Poem “The Mermaid” Brought to Life in a Masterfully Hand-Painted Animation ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/07/alexander-pushkins-poem-the-mermaid-brought-to-life-in-a-masterfully-hand-painted-animation.html

"Why All the Fuss About Proust? The 100th anniversary of Swann's Way reminds us of his introspective genius," by

Next month marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of "Swann's Way," the first volume of Marcel Proust's six-volume masterpiece "In Search of Lost Time." The novel is about a man compelled by a sudden surge of memory to revisit his past and, in the process, to draw meaning out of his seemingly uneventful life. Its unfolding is prompted, famously, by the narrator's dunking of a madeleine in a cup of herbal tea.

Untold universities have planned at least one reading or roundtable dedicated to Proust. Every self-respecting bookstore will hold its own Proustathon, with authors, actors and book lovers reading snippets from his epic novel. The Center for Fiction in New York has scheduled a Proust evening, and the French embassy is organizing its own Proust occasion. There are Proust T-shirts, Proust coffee mugs, Proust watches, Proust comic series, Proust tote bags, Proust fountain pens, and Proust paraphernalia of all stripes.

Still, for all the brouhaha, many modern readers still find themselves in agreement with the two French publishers who turned down Proust's manuscript in 1912. A third agreed to publish it, provided that Proust himself cover the expenses. As one early reader declared: "At the end of this 712-page manuscript…one has no notion of…what it is about. What is it all for? What does it all mean? Where is it all leading to?" The writer André Gide is said to have avoided even reading the manuscript on grounds that the author was a renowned socialite snob. What could a wealthy, delicate fop like Proust possibly have to tell anyone?

A great deal, it turns out.

Proust's novel is so unusually ambitious, so accomplished, so masterful in cadence and invention that it is impossible to compare it with anyone else's. He is unabashedly literary and so unapologetic in his encyclopedic range that he remains an exemplar of what literature can be: at once timeless and time bound, universal and elitist, a mix of uncompromising high seriousness with moments of undiminished slapstick. Homer, Vergil, Dante, Shakespeare, Goethe, Proust—not exactly authors one expects to whiz through or take lightly, but like all works of genius, they are meant to be read out loud and loved.

Nothing would have shocked Proust more than to hear that his work was perceived as difficult or inaccessibly rarefied. For years I have taught Proust to students at Bard High School in New York City, and I often find that after two or three hours with the novel, they are hooked.

After all, the story couldn't be simpler. It's about a young man of an unspecified age who enjoys reading, who is shy and introspective, but not necessarily awkward or antisocial, who likes his mother, who wants to travel to Venice but, because of poor health, never quite manages to do so until later in life. Marcel, the hero of Proust's autobiographical novel, loves nature, music, restaurants, hotels, beaches, churches, art, theater, Paris, fantasizes about friendships and girls, dissects the grown-ups around him with no less unforgiving irony and acuity than when he studies himself, and ultimately worships the good and beautiful things of life, hoping one day to craft the story of his maturation as a human being and as an artist.

Proust is interested in minutiae because life, as he sees it, is seldom ever about things, but about our impression of things, not about facts, but about the interpretation of facts, not about one particular feeling but about a confluence of conflicting feelings. Everything is elusive in Proust, because nothing is ever certain. He isn't interested in characters the way Tolstoy and Dickens are interested in characters; he is interested in the vivisection of identity, in people who turn out to be everything they claim they are not, in relationships that are always inscrutably opaque, in situations that conceal an underside that ends up flattering neither the betrayer nor the betrayed. It is Proust's implacable honesty, his reluctance to cut corners or to articulate what might have been good enough or credible enough in any other writer that make him the introspective genius he is.

All great writers hold mirrors to their readers. In Proust's case, he holds a magnifying glass, not to showcase the blighted peculiarities of his characters but to introduce us to one character we might recognize but are not always eager to know better: ourselves. To read Proust and not to find ourselves in every paragraph is simply to misread Proust. To read him is to learn that we are never introspective or candid or, for that matter, bold enough to admit what we feel, much less what we want. As for the love we all claim to crave, it is so gnarled and incomprehensible that when it happens to us, it shows up with a face so distorted, that we would seldom recognize it if we didn't already know its other name was jealousy, spite, and cruelty.

As Proust recognized, who we are to the outside world and who we are when we retire into our private space are often two very different individuals. Proust the snob and Proust the artist may share the same address, the same friends, and the same name, even the same habits; but one belongs to society, the other to eternity.

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16-Year-Old Marcel Proust Tells His Grandfather About His Misguided Adventures at the Local Brothel ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/11/16-year-old-marcel-proust-at-a-brothel.html

Free eBooks: Read All of Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past on the Centennial of Swann’s Way ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/11/free-ebooks-read-all-of-prousts-remembrance-of-things-past-on-the-centennial-of-swanns-way.html

The New Yorker Launches a New Poetry Podcast: Listen to the First Episode ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/12/the-new-yorker-launches-a-new-poetry-podcast.html

Naropa Archive Presents 5,000 Hours of Audio Recordings of Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs & Other Beat Writers ---
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/1co2T2PWRVw/naropa-archive-features-5000-hours-of-beat-writers.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow Finally Gets Released as an Audio Book ---
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/AXYh_0SQmQo/thomas-pynchons-gravitys-rainbow-finally-gets-released-as-an-audio-book.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email


T.S. Eliot Reads Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats & Other Classic Poems (75 Minutes, 1955) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/07/t-s-eliot-reads-old-possums-book-of-practical-cats-other-classic-poems.html

 

T.S. Eliot Reads From “The Waste Land,” “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” & “The Hollow Men”: His Apocalyptic Post WWI Poems ---
http://www.openculture.com/2016/05/t-s-eliot-reads-from-the-waste-land-the-love-song-of-j-alfred-prufrock-the-hollow-men.html

 


Jack Kerouac’s Poems Read by Patti Smith, John Cale & Other Cultural Icons (with Music by Joe Strummer) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/05/jack-kerouacs-poems-read-by-patti-smith-john-cale.html


Twelve Years a Slave: Free eBook and Audio Book of the Memoir Behind the Film (1853) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/03/twelve-years-a-slave-free-ebook.html

Orson Welles Reads From America’s Greatest Poem, Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” (1953) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/03/orson-welles-reads-from-whitmans-song-of-myself.html


Hannah Arendt knew how to be a pariah. Is that the key to being a 21st-century cosmopolitan? ---
http://aeon.co/magazine/philosophy/what-makes-hannah-arendt-a-cosmopolitan/

Hannah Arendt on Being vs. Appearing and Our Impulse for Self-Display ---
https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/10/14/hannah-arendt-life-of-the-mind-being-appearing/?mc_cid=23a7c01a76&mc_eid=4d2bd13843

Jean-Luc Godard Gives a Dramatic Reading of Hannah Arendt’s “On the Nature of Totalitarianism” ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/05/jean-luc-godard-gives-a-dramatic-reading-of-hannah-arendts-on-the-nature-of-totalitarianism.html


Shipping Out: On the (nearly lethal) comforts of a luxury cruise (Essay by David Foster Wallace) ---
http://harpers.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/HarpersMagazine-1996-01-0007859.pdf

Hear David Foster Wallace Read His Own Essays & Short Fiction on the 6th Anniversary of His Death, ---
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/TsXiIUe5AWk/hear-david-foster-wallace-read-his-own-essays-and-short-fiction.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email


Tara Brach Reads from Mary Oliver’s “Dog Songs” ---
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/02/24/tara-brach-reads-mary-oliver/


Mary Oliver Reads Her Beloved Poem “Wild Geese” ---
http://brainpickings.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=13eb080d8a315477042e0d5b1&id=bf1f758174&e=4d2bd13843


Popular High School Books Available as Free eBooks & Audio Books --- Click Here
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LibriVox (audio books) --- http://librivox.org/

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Kenneth S. Goldstein Audio Recordings (Folklore) ---
http://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/kg_audio

The Complete Wizard of Oz Series, Available as Free eBooks and Free Audio Books ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/09/the-complete-wizard-of-oz-series-available-as-free-ebooks-and-free-audio-books.html

Sean Connery Reads C.P. Cavafy’s Epic Poem “Ithaca,” Set to the Music of Vangelis  --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2012/09/sean_connery_reads_cp_cavafys_epic_poem_ithaca_set_to_the_music_of_vangelis.html
  

 Moby Dick Big Read (audio version) --- http://www.mobydickbigread.com/ 

How to download many audio versions of books for free that are not fully available in text formats for free ---
https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#inbox/12f6894f2f3c4351

All About Audio (a Digital Duo Video) --- http://www.pcworld.com/digitalduo/video/0,segid,186,00.asp 

Electronic Literature Directory --- http://directory.eliterature.org/
(There are links to audio books here)

Hear All of Finnegans Wake Read Aloud: A 35 Hour Reading ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/11/hear-all-of-finnegans-wake-read-aloud.html

Hear James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake Read Unabridged & Set to Music By 17 Different Artists ---
http://www.openculture.com/2016/02/finnegans-wake-read-by-17-artists.htm

Listen to James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake Read Aloud & Set to Music (31 Hours, Unabridged) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/05/listen-to-james-joyces-finnegans-wake-read-aloud-set-to-music-31-hours-unabridged.html

Dylan Thomas, 1952: A Child's Christmas in Wales, A Story - Recorded at Steinway Hall, NY ---
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv4-sgFw3Go

8 Glorious Hours of Dylan Thomas Reading Poetry–His Own & Others'---
http://www.openculture.com/2016/05/8-glorious-hours-of-dylan-thomas-reading-poetry-his-own-others.html
 

Hear Dylan Thomas Read Three Poems by W.H. Auden, Including “September 1, 1939″ ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/07/hear-dylan-thomas-read-three-poems-by-w-h-auden.html

8 Glorious Hours of Dylan Thomas Reading Poetry–His Own & Others'---
http://www.openculture.com/2016/05/8-glorious-hours-of-dylan-thomas-reading-poetry-his-own-others.html
 

Bob Dylan Reads From T.S. Eliot’s Great Modernist Poem The Waste Land ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/12/bob-dylan-reads-from-t-s-eliots-the-waste-land.html

T.S. Eliot Reads Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats & Other Classic Poems (75 Minutes, 1955) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/07/t-s-eliot-reads-old-possums-book-of-practical-cats-other-classic-poems.html

BBC: Learning English --- http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/

The Tale of the Fox: Watch Ladislas Starevich’s Animation of Goethe’s Great German Folktale (1937) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/08/the-tale-of-the-fox.html

An Animated Introduction to Goethe, Germany’s “Renaissance Man”  ---
http://www.openculture.com/2016/01/an-animated-introduction-to-goethe-germanys-renaissance-man.html

Hear Ezra Pound Read From His “Cantos,” Some of the Great Poetic Works of the 20th Century ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/11/hear-ezra-pound-read-from-his-epic-cantos.html

Rare 1930s Audio: W.B. Yeats Reads Four of His Poems --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2012/06/rare_1930s_audio_wb_yeats_reads_four_of_his_poems.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

W.B. Yeats’ Poem “When You Are Old” Adapted into Japanese Manga Comic ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/11/w-b-yeats-poem-when-you-are-old-adapted-into-japanese-manga-comic.html

LibriVox Free Audio Books --- http://librivox.org/

Morgan Freeman Masterfully Recites Nelson Mandela’s Favorite Poem, “Invictus” ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/12/morgan-freeman-masterfully-recites-nelson-mandelas-favorite-poem-invictus.html

Fill Your New Kindle, iPad, iPhone with Free eBooks, Movies, Audio Books, Online Courses & More ---
http://www.openculture.com/2012/12/fill_your_new_kindle_ipad_iphone_with_intelligent_media.html

Free Classics (audio books) --- http://www.freeclassicaudiobooks.com/

Internet Archive: Naropa Poetics Audio Archives --- http://www.archive.org/details/naropa

Emily Dickenson --- http://www.emilydickinson.org/  

Ernest Hemingway’s Very First Published Stories, Free as an eBook ---
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/#inbox/1455157e59c58335

 

Hear Hemingway Read Hemingway, and Faulkner Read Faulkner (90 Minutes of Classic Audio) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/01/hear-hemingway-read-hemingway-and-faulkner-read-faulkner.html

 

Hear Charlton Heston Read Ernest Hemingway’s Classic Story, “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2013/06/hear_charlton_heston_read_ernest_hemingways_classic_story_the_snows_of_kilimanjaro.html

Amherst College: Emily Dickinson Collection --- https://acdc.amherst.edu/browse/collection/collection:ed

William S. Burroughs Reads His Controversial 1959 Novel Naked Lunch ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/03/william-s-burroughs-reads-his-controversial-1959-novel-naked-lunch.html

Watch an Animated Film of Emily Dickinson’s Poem ‘I Started Early–Took My Dog’ ---
http://www.openculture.com/2012/12/animated_film_of_emily_dickinsons_poem_i_started_early--took_my_dog.html

David Foster Wallace Reads Franz Kafka’s Short Story “A Little Fable” (and Explains Why Comedy Is Key to Kafka) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2016/02/david-foster-wallace-reads-franz-kafkas-short-story-a-little-fable.html

Franz Kafka: An Animated Introduction to His Literary Genius ---
http://www.openculture.com/2016/04/franz-kafka-an-animated-introduction-to-his-literary-genius.html

Edgar Allan Poe Animated: Watch Four Animations of Classic Poe Stories ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/04/edgar-allan-poe-animated-watch-four-animations-of-timeless-poe-stories.html

The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe’s Death: 19 Theories on What Caused the Poet’s Demise 166 Years Ago Today ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/10/the-mystery-of-edgar-allan-poes-death-19-theories-on-what-caused-the-poets-demise-166-years-ago-today.html

Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven,” Read by Christopher Walken, Vincent Price, and Christopher Lee ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/08/edgar-allan-poes-the-raven-read-by-christopher.html

Édouard Manet Illustrates Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven, in a French Edition Translated by Stephane Mallarmé (1875) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/05/edouard-manet-illustrates-edgar-allan-poes-the-raven.html

Hear Orson Welles Read Edgar Allan Poe on a Cult Classic Album by The Alan Parsons Project ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/04/hear-orson-welles-read-edgar-allan-poe-on-a-album-by-the-alan-parsons-project.html

Edgar Allan Poe Museum --- https://www.poemuseum.org/index.php

Gustave Doré’s Splendid Illustrations of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” (1884) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/04/gustave-dores-splendid-illustrations-of-edgar-allan-poes-the-raven-1884.html

Bill Murray Reads Poetry at Construction Site ---
http://www.openculture.com/2010/05/bill_murray_reads_poetry_at_construction_site.html

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Told in a Beautifully Animated Film by Piotr Dumala --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2012/12/watch_pbs_iamerican_mastersi_documentaries_including_scorseses_homage_to_kazan_free_online.html

Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Life & Literature Introduced in a Monty Python-Style Animation ---
http://www.openculture.com/2016/05/fyodor-dostoyevskys-life-literature-introduced-in-a-monty-python-style-animation.html

Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Life & Literature Introduced in a Monty Python-Style Animation ---
http://www.openculture.com/2016/05/fyodor-dostoyevskys-life-literature-introduced-in-a-monty-python-style-animation.html

Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov Strikingly Illustrated by Expressionist Painter Alice Neel (1938) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/02/dostoyevskys-the-brothers-karamazov-illustrated-by-alice-neel.html
Watch Piotr Dumala’s Wonderful Animations of Literary Works by Kafka and Dostoevsky ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/05/animations_of_literary_works_by_kafka_and_dostoevsky.html

"Is Franz Kafka Overrated? Critics have long tended to see him as a modernist master on par with Joyce, Proust, and Picasso. Let's reconsider that," by Joseph Epstein, The Atlantic, June 19, 2013 ---
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/07/is-franz-kafka-overrated/309373/

Franz Kafka: An Animated Introduction to His Literary Genius ---
http://www.openculture.com/2016/04/franz-kafka-an-animated-introduction-to-his-literary-genius.html

Take a Visual Walking Tour of Franz Kafka’s Prague with Will Self, Then Read His Digital Essay, “Kafka’s Wound” ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/06/take-a-visual-walking-tour-of-franz-kafkas-prague-with-will-self-then-read-his-digital-essay-kafkas-wound.html

Franz Kafka’s Kafkaesque Love Letters --- http://www.openculture.com/2015/05/franz-kafkas-kafkaesque-love-letters.html

James Joyce Centre --- http://jamesjoyce.ie

Hear James Joyce’s Great Short Story “The Dead,” Performed by Cynthia Nixon & Colum McCann ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/01/hear-james-joyces-great-short-story-the-dead-performed-by-cynthia-nixon.html

The Complete Ulysses: Alec Baldwin, Garrison Keillor, Bob Odenkirk & Others Read Joyce’s Opus Aloud ---
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/Il3CSUWOjQM/the-complete-ulysses.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

The Very First Reviews of James Joyce’s Ullyses: “A Work of High Genius” (1922) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/10/the-very-first-reviews-of-joyces-ullyses.html

Virginia Woolf Writes About Joyce’s Ulysses, “Never Did Any Book So Bore Me,” and Quits at Page 200 ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/09/virginia-woolf-writes-about-joyces-ulysses-never-did-any-book-so-bore-me-and-quits-at-page-200.html

New Art Edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses Features All 265,000 Words Written by Hand on Big Wooden Poles ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/12/art-edition-of-joyces-ulysses.html

Hear James Joyce’s Great Short Story “The Dead,” Performed by Cynthia Nixon & Colum McCann ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/01/hear-james-joyces-great-short-story-the-dead-performed-by-cynthia-nixon.html

The Complete Ulysses: Alec Baldwin, Garrison Keillor, Bob Odenkirk & Others Read Joyce’s Opus Aloud ---
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/Il3CSUWOjQM/the-complete-ulysses.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

Everything You Need to Enjoy Reading James Joyce’s Ulysses on Bloomsday ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/06/everything-you-need-to-enjoy-reading-james-joyces-ulysses.html

Rare 1959 Audio: Flannery O’Connor Reads ‘A Good Man is Hard to Find’ --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2012/05/rare_1959_audio_flannery_oconnor_reads_a_good_man_is_hard_to_find.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

See Flannery O’Connor’s Story “The Displaced Person” Adapted to a Film Starring a Young Samuel L. Jackson (1977) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/06/see-flannery-oconnors-story-the-displaced-person-adapted-to-a-film-starring-a-young-samuel-l-jackson-1977.html

 

The Faulkner Newsletter & Yoknapatawpha Review --- http://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/archives/faulkner_nl.php

William Faulkner’s Newly-Discovered Short Story and Drawings ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/03/william_faulkners_newly-discovered_short_story_and_drawings.html

Off the Page [iTunes poetry] --- http://poetry.eprints.org/

Poetry Out Loud [mulitimedia] --- http://www.poetryoutloud.org/ 

Find music and audio books from Akuma --- http://www.akuma.de/

Historical and Philosophical Audio Books --- http://www.ejunto.com/

Michel Foucault’s Controversial Life and Philosophy Explored in a Revealing 1993 Documentary ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/08/michel-foucaults-controversial-life-and-philosophy-explored-in-a-revealing-1993-documentary.html
Also see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Foucault

Sean Connery Reads C.P. Cavafy’s Epic Poem “Ithaca,” Set to the Music of Vangelis  --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2012/09/sean_connery_reads_cp_cavafys_epic_poem_ithaca_set_to_the_music_of_vangelis.html 

Dallas Museum of Art - Program Recordings --- http://www.dallasmuseumofart.org/Research/Archives/index.htm

W.H. Auden Recites His 1937 Poem, “As I Walked Out One Evening” ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/01/wh_auden_recites_his_1937_poem_as_i_walked_out_one_evening.html

Listen to T.S. Eliot Recite His Late Masterpiece, the Four Quartets ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/06/listen_to_ts_eliot_recite_his_late_masterpiece_the_ifour_quartetsi.html

T.S. Eliot Reads Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats & Other Classic Poems (75 Minutes, 1955) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/07/t-s-eliot-reads-old-possums-book-of-practical-cats-other-classic-poems.html

Free Science Fiction, Fantasy & Dystopian Classics on the Web: Huxley, Orwell, Asimov, Gaiman & Beyond --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2012/03/free_science_fiction_fantasy_dystopian_classics_on_the_web.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

Video:  Remembering Ernest Hemingway, Fifty Years After His Death --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2011/07/remembering_ernest_hemingway_fifty_years_after_his_death.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

Ernest Hemingway --- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway Reads “In Harry’s Bar in Venice” ---
Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2010/04/ernest_hemingway_reads_in_harrys_bar_in_venice.html 

Hear Charlton Heston Read Ernest Hemingway’s Classic Story, “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2013/06/hear_charlton_heston_read_ernest_hemingways_classic_story_the_snows_of_kilimanjaro.html

Complete Multimedia Bible w/ James Earl Jones --- Click Here

Johnny Cash Reads the Entire New Testament (Bible)---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/07/johnny-cash-reads-the-entire-new-testament.html

Anthony Hopkins Reads Dylan Thomas --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2011/05/anthony_hopkins_reads_dylan_thomas.html

8 Glorious Hours of Dylan Thomas Reading Poetry–His Own & Others'---
http://www.openculture.com/2016/05/8-glorious-hours-of-dylan-thomas-reading-poetry-his-own-others.html
 

Dylan Thomas, 1952: A Child's Christmas in Wales, A Story - Recorded at Steinway Hall, NY ---
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv4-sgFw3Go

Hear Dylan Thomas Read Three Poems by W.H. Auden, Including “September 1, 1939″ ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/07/hear-dylan-thomas-read-three-poems-by-w-h-auden.html

The Day Dylan Thomas's Poetic Brilliance Triumphed Over His Sad Alcohol Dependency He couldn't even pour a glass of water. Then, he began to read his poetry...
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120001/violence-dylan-thomas

MP3 Quaran --- http://www.quranonline.net/

Morris K. Udall: Oral History Project [pdf, Real Player] http://content.library.arizona.edu/collections/mo_udall_oralhist/
Audio Records of Great Leaders in Congress


Fill Your New Kindle, iPad, iPhone with Free eBooks, Movies, Audio Books, Courses & More --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2011/12/fill_your_new_kindle_ipad_iphone_with_free_ebooks_movies_audio_books_courses_more.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

Bob Jensen's threads on the history of Ebooks are at
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Ebooks.htm

Bob Jensen's threads on free courses, lectures, videos, and course materials from prestigious universities ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI


Video:  Aldous Huxley Reads Dramatized Version of Brave New World --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2011/06/huxleyreadsbravenewworld.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

From Michigan State University (Audio)
Vincent Voice Library ---
http://vvl.lib.msu.edu/

Stories from the Heart of the Land (audio) ---  http://www.nature.org/heart/about/

Hear Carl Sandburg --- http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6382389

The Living History Farm (Video) --- http://livinghistoryfarm.org/index.html

\South Asian Oral History Project --- http://content.lib.washington.edu/saohcweb/index.html

Turning the Page (from the British Library) ---  http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/ttpbooks.html

From the University of Pennsylvania
PENNsound [audio poetry, literature, and reviews) ---
http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/

Vintage Photos of a Young Virginia Woolf Playing Cricket (Ages 5 & 12) ---
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/?shva=1#inbox/14395fffce97472b

 Virginia Woolf: Her Voice Recaptured --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2010/02/virginia_woolf_her_voice_recaptured.html

Virginia Woolf’s Handwritten Suicide Note: A Painful and Poignant Farewell (1941) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/08/virginia-woolfs-handwritten-suicide-note.html

From the University of Wisconsin
Beowulf: A New Translation for Oral Delivery ---
http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/Literature/subcollections/RinglBeowulfAbout.shtml

The translation is intended for "oral delivery," that is, to be read or recited aloud. Accordingly this work includes an audio stream in which the translator provides a reading of his version of the poem. This reading is meant to model metrical and rhetorical features of the translation, not to lay down the law about how it should be "performed." It can be listened to uninterruptedly from start to finish--which takes about three hours--or it can be accessed at the beginning of any of the forty-three sections into which it is divided (and which correspond to the numbered sections of the surviving manuscript).

'The Cremation of Sam McGee' (Humorous audio poem) --- http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5672398

Audio Books (a Digital Duo Video) --- http://www.pcworld.com/digitalduo/video/0,segid,189,00.asp

Audio Readings of Poems --- http://www.wiredforbooks.org/poetry/

Kay Ryan, a prize-winning poet who teaches remedial English at the College of Marin, will today be named poet laureate of the United States, The New York Times reported. The article includes links to some of her writing.
Inside Higher Ed, July 17, 2008 ---
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2008/07/17/qt

 

Academy of American Poets (also has audio) --- http://www.poets.org/

The British Library: Listen to Nature [Audio] http://www.bl.uk/listentonature

Between Awakening and Surrender: John O'Donohue on Beauty, the Enchantment of Falling in Love, and the Vortex of Desire ---
https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/09/21/john-odonohue-beauty-love-desire/?mc_cid=128eb45d74&mc_eid=4d2bd13843

Poetry Online (read and/or listen to the poems) --- http://www.wiredforbooks.org/poetry/

BBC Radio 4: The Living World --- http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/livingworld.shtml

Jane Fonda's Broadcasts on Radio Hanoi (audio) --- http://www.wintersoldier.com/index.php?topic=FondaHanoi

From the University of Virginia (more than just an online version of the book)
Uncle Tom’s Cabin & American Culture ---
http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/utc/

James Joyce Centre --- http://jamesjoyce.ie

The Complete Ulysses: Alec Baldwin, Garrison Keillor, Bob Odenkirk & Others Read Joyce’s Opus Aloud ---
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/Il3CSUWOjQM/the-complete-ulysses.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

James Joyce's Poems Get a Musical Facelift --- http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=91757715  

Vladimir Nabokov Creates a Hand-Drawn Map of James Joyce’s Ulysses ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/08/vladimir-nabokov-creates-a-hand-drawn-map-of-james-joyces-ulysses.html James Joyce Reads From Ulysses and Finnegans Wake In His Only Two Recordings (1924/1929) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/01/james-joyce-reads-from-ulysses-and-finnegans-wake-in-his-only-two-recordings-19241929.html

Listen to James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake Read Aloud & Set to Music (31 Hours, Unabridged) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/05/listen-to-james-joyces-finnegans-wake-read-aloud-set-to-music-31-hours-unabridged.html

Hear James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake Read Unabridged & Set to Music By 17 Different Artists ---
http://www.openculture.com/2016/02/finnegans-wake-read-by-17-artists.htm

New Art Edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses Features All 265,000 Words Written by Hand on Big Wooden Poles ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/12/art-edition-of-joyces-ulysses.html

Everything You Need to Enjoy Reading James Joyce’s Ulysses on Bloomsday ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/06/everything-you-need-to-enjoy-reading-james-joyces-ulysses.html

Virginia Woolf Writes About Joyce’s Ulysses, “Never Did Any Book So Bore Me,” and Quits at Page 200 ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/09/virginia-woolf-writes-about-joyces-ulysses-never-did-any-book-so-bore-me-and-quits-at-page-200.html

James Joyce’s “Dirty Letters” to His Wife Nora Are Pornographic, Erotic, Romantic, and Funny (1909) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/09/james-joyces-dirty-letters-to-his-wife.html

On Bloomsday, Hear James Joyce Read From his Epic Ulysses, 1924 ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/06/on_bloomsday_hear_james_joyce_read_from_his_epic_iulyssesi_1924.html

The Complete Ulysses: Alec Baldwin, Garrison Keillor, Bob Odenkirk & Others Read Joyce’s Opus Aloud ---
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/Il3CSUWOjQM/the-complete-ulysses.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

New Art Edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses Features All 265,000 Words Written by Hand on Big Wooden Poles ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/12/art-edition-of-joyces-ulysses.html

James Joyce Centre --- http://jamesjoyce.ie

James Joyce’s Ulysses: Download the Free Audio Book --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2012/03/james_joyces_ulysses_a_free_audio_book.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

Read Joyce’s Ulysses Line by Line, for the Next 22 Years, with Frank Delaney’s Podcast --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2012/10/the_irejoycei_podcast_takes_you_through_james_joyces_iulyssesi_line_by_line_for_the_next_22_years.html

"Celebrating Bloomsday: Stephen Fry Explains His Love for Joyce’s Ulysses --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2012/06/celebrating_bloomsday_stephen_fry_explains_his_love_for_joyces_iulyssesi.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

From Harvard University
Listen to Milman Parry’s field recordings on-line! The first of the recordings slated for digital reformatting as part of our ongoing digitalization project are now available. Use the Collection Database or the Milman Parry Songs page to access digital materials ---
http://chs.harvard.edu/mpc/

From NPR
Jack Gilbert: Notes from a Well-Observed Life (with audio readings of four poems) ---
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5370284

WindowsMedia.com http://www.windowsmedia.com/ 
A search engine for online audio and video

Word for Word (news) --- http://wordforword.publicradio.org/

Audio Resources for Literature --- http://www.nt.armstrong.edu/audio.htm

Dan Roberts delivers two-minute history lessons on public radio stations around the world. --- http://www.amomentintime.com/

Free audio book downloads --- http://www.freeclassicaudiobooks.com/

Voices in the Dark (audio books) --- http://www.voicesinthedark.com/content.php?iContent=50

HarperCollins Audio Books --- http://www.harpercollins.com/channels.asp?channel=Audio

History of Politics Outloud (audio) --- http://www.hpol.org/

The Experience of Technology in Literature and Art --- http://commhum.mccneb.edu/PHILOS/techlit.htm

Audio Books, Clips, Lectures, and Speeches --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/searchh.htm#Audio

Ruth Padel reads her poems --- http://www.ruthpadel.com/

Poetry Everywhere --- http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/poetryeverywhere/

Thought Audio free MP3 downloads --- http://www.thoughtaudio.com/

Talking History:  Aural History Productions (audio) --- http://www.talkinghistory.org/

The Virtual Gramophone: Canadian Historical Sound Recordings ---
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/gramophone/index-e.html

From NPR
History in Audio ---
http://www.npr.org/programs/lnfsound/audio/

Poetry Archive (with audio readings) ---  http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/home.do

Podcast Central from TechWeb --- http://www.techweb.com/podcasts/

Documenting the American South: Oral Histories --- http://docsouth.unc.edu/sohp/index.html

Documenting the American South: Oral Histories of the American South ---  http://docsouth.unc.edu/sohp/

From NPR
Skyler Pia: 'One World, One Kid,' One Good Cause (audio) ---
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5343500

Free eBooks: Read All of Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past on the Centennial of Swann’s Way ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/11/free-ebooks-read-all-of-prousts-remembrance-of-things-past-on-the-centennial-of-swanns-way.html

16-Year-Old Marcel Proust Tells His Grandfather About His Misguided Adventures at the Local Brothel ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/11/16-year-old-marcel-proust-at-a-brothel.html

Book TV (CSPAN interviews with authors) ---  http://www.booktv.org

THE HYPE MACHINE audio blog aggregator --- http://hype.non-standard.net/

National Institutes of Health: Radio --- http://www.nih.gov/news/radio/index.htm

Augusten Burroughs' Mother Speaks Out (poems with audio) ---
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6209286

Love, War and History: Israel's Yehuda Amichai (audio poetry) ---
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9699843

Sound Effects Library --- http://www.audiolicense.net/sfx/

Slave Narratives --- http://moadsf.org/salon/exhibits/slave_narratives/flash.php

From the University of Wisconsin:  South African Voices --- http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/SouAfrVc/

The Cornell Daily Sun Digitization Project --- http://cdsun.library.cornell.edu/

Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac (audio) --- http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/

Albert Einstein Archive Now Online, Bringing 80,000+ Documents to the Web --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2012/03/albert_einstein_archive_now_online_bringing_80000_documents_to_the_web.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

Albert Einstein Quotations --- Click Here

 

Invented by Thomas Edison in 1877, the phonograph was a device with a cylinder covered with a soft material such as tin foil, lead, or wax on which a stylus drew grooves --- http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/
The University of California at Santa Barbara has over 6,000 historic cylindars that you can now listen to free over online
Cylindar Radio
---
http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/

University Channel (video and audio) ---  http://uc.princeton.edu/main/

 

The University Channel makes videos of academic lectures and events from all over the world available to the public. It is a place where academics can air their ideas and present research in a full-length, uncut format. Contributors with greater video production capabilities can submit original productions.

The University Channel presents ideas in a way commercial news or public affairs programming cannot. Because it is neither constrained by time nor dependent upon commercial feedback, the University Channel's video content can be broad and flexible enough to cover the full gamut of academic investigation.

While it has unlimited potential, the University Channel begins with a focus on public and international affairs, because this is an area which lends itself most naturally to a many-sided discussion. Perhaps of greatest advantage to universities who seek to expand their dialog with overseas institutions and international affairs, the University Channel can "go global" and become a truly international forum.

The University Channel aims to become, literally, a "channel" for important thought, to be heard in its entirety. Television has become so much a part of the fabric of our world that it should be more than an academic interest. It should be an academic tool.

The University Channel project is an initiative of Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, which is leading the effort to build university membership and distribution partners. Technical support, advice and services are provided through the generosity of Princeton University's Office of Information Technology. Digital video solutions courtesy of Princeton Server Group.

 

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Online Poem and Poet Finders

Lost Titles, Forgotten Rhymes: How to Find a Novel, Short Story, or Poem Without Knowing its Title or Author --- http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/lost/

Electronic Poetry Center [iTunes]  --- http://epc.buffalo.edu/

BBC Bitesize: GCSE English Literature http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zckw2hv

NCTE: Poetry Lesson Plans --- http://www.ncte.org/lessons/poetry 

Shmoop is an online study guide for English Literature, Poetry and American history --- http://www.shmoop.com/

Stream Classic Poetry Readings from Harvard’s Rich Audio Archive: From W.H. Auden to Dylan Thomas ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/01/harvards-poetry-room-recordings.html

8 Glorious Hours of Dylan Thomas Reading Poetry–His Own & Others'---
http://www.openculture.com/2016/05/8-glorious-hours-of-dylan-thomas-reading-poetry-his-own-others.html
 

Materials for Teachers: Academy of American Poets --- http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/materials-teachers

Poetic Likeness: Modern American Poets (Portraits of Great Artists) --- http://www.npg.si.edu/exhibit/poets/

Poetry Resources (writing and reading) --- http://www.freebooknotes.com/ultimate-poetry-resource-guide/

Audio and Podcasts: The Poetry Foundation --- http://www.poetryfoundation.org/features/audiolanding

Off the Page [iTunes poetry] --- http://poetry.eprints.org/

The Poetry Foundation: Learning Lab: Teacher Specific Resources --- http://www.poetryfoundation.org/learning/resources#teacher

The Internet Poetry Archive --- http://ibiblio.org/ipa/

Library of Congress Launches New Online Poetry Archive, Featuring 75 Years of Classic Poetry Readings ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/04/library-of-congress-launches-new-online-poetry-archive.html

National Poetry Month --- http://www.poets.org/national-poetry-month/home

Found Poetry: Retelling History through Poetry --- http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/primarysourcesets/poetry

Beat Poetry, Broadsides, and Little Magazines --- http://digital.lib.usu.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/Beat

Links to Poets and Their Online Poems --- http://wings.buffalo.edu/epc/authors/ \

Mudlark: An Electronic Journal of Poetry & Poetics --- http://www.unf.edu/mudlark/

British Women Romantic Poets (1789-1832) --- http://digital.lib.ucdavis.edu/projects/bwrp/

Bob Dylan Reads From T.S. Eliot’s Great Modernist Poem The Waste Land ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/12/bob-dylan-reads-from-t-s-eliots-the-waste-land.html

Favorite Poem Project (videos) --- http://www.favoritepoem.org/

From the Fishouse (poetry) --- http://www.fishousepoems.org/

Poem in Your Pocket Day ---
https://www.poets.org/national-poetry-month/poem-your-pocket-day

Seven Favorite Flower Poems ---
http://daily.jstor.org/seven-favorite-flower-poems/

Peter Balakian: Winner 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry ---
http://daily.jstor.org/peter-balakian-pulizter-prize-poetry/

 

The Day Dylan Thomas's Poetic Brilliance Triumphed Over His Sad Alcohol Dependency He couldn't even pour a glass of water. Then, he began to read his poetry...
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120001/violence-dylan-thomas

8 Glorious Hours of Dylan Thomas Reading Poetry–His Own & Others'---
http://www.openculture.com/2016/05/8-glorious-hours-of-dylan-thomas-reading-poetry-his-own-others.html
 

Poetry Foundation: Spring Poems --- http://www.poetryfoundation.org/article/241410?gclid=COvs8sCdlMQCFUQ8gQods2wA6Q

Metazen (short fiction and poetry) --- http://www.metazen.ca/

Poets of Old and Their Poems --- http://oldpoetry.com/oauthor/list

Toronto Poetry Map --- http://www.torontopoetry.ca/

Amanda Palmer Reads Polish Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska’s Poem “Life While-You-Wait” ---
http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/07/02/amanda-palmer-reads-wislawa-szymborska/?mc_cid=2e1e781938&mc_eid=4d2bd13843

The Invention of Clouds: Goethe's Poems for the Skies and His Heartfelt Homage to the Young Scientist Who Classified Clouds ---
http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/07/07/the-invention-of-clouds-luke-howard-hamblyn/?mc_cid=0bae3fff91&mc_eid=4d2bd13843

 An Animated Introduction to Goethe, Germany’s “Renaissance Man”  ---
http://www.openculture.com/2016/01/an-animated-introduction-to-goethe-germanys-renaissance-man.html

The Poetry Society: Poetryclass --- http://www.poetryclass.poetrysociety.org.uk/

Favorite Poem Project (videos of 50 USA poets) --- http://www.favoritepoem.org

Jellyfish Magazine (poetry) --- http://www.jellyfishmagazine.org/11/


From the Scout Report on June 12, 2015

Library of Congress Appoints Juan Felipe Herrera as 21st U.S. Poet
Laureate
First Hispanic Poet Laureate Appointed by Library of Congress
http://www.newsweek.com/first-hispanic-poet-laureate-appointed-library-congress-341673

Juan Felipe Herrera becomes first Mexican American U.S. poet laureate
http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/juan-felipe-herrera-becomes-first-hispanic-american-us-poet-laureate/2015/06/09/12de51b8-0eb0-11e5-adec-e82f8395c032_story.html

Juan Felipe Herrera Appointed Poet Laureate
http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2015/06/prepub/juan-felipe-herrera-appointed-poet-laureate/

Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet Laureate With a Working-Class Voice Meant to Be
Spoken
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/10/books/juan-felipe-herrera-poet-laureate-with-a-working-class-voice-meant-to-be-spoken.html?_r=0

U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera on the art of poetry
http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-poet-laureate-juan-felipe-herrera-the-art-of-poetry-20150610-story.html

Juan Felipe Herrera, Current Poet Laureate
http://www.loc.gov/poetry/laureate.html


The Elliston Project: Poetry Readings and Lectures at the University of Cincinnati ---
http://digitalprojects.libraries.uc.edu/elliston/

Thoughts on Poetry in Winter ---
http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2014/01/31/poetry-gets-some-serious-pop-culture-play-essay

My Favorite Poem Project (including a video reading by Hillary Clinton when she was the First Lady of the United States) --- http://www.favoritepoem.org/videos.html

I especially liked the video reading by Nancy Nersessian
Especially note how Professor Nerseeian relates the poem to her broken brother.

The Sentence

by Anna Akhmatova

And the stone word fell
On my still-living breast.
Never mind, I was ready.
I will manage somehow.

Today I have so much to do:
I must kill memory once and for all,
I must turn my soul to stone,
I must learn to live again—

Unless . . . Summer's ardent rustling
Is like a festival outside my window.
For a long time I've foreseen this
Brilliant day, deserted house.

 

Poets House --- http://www.poetshouse.org/ 

Electronic Literature Directory --- http://directory.eliterature.org/

Poetry Foundation (a very wealthy foundation) --- http://www.poetryfoundation.org

Alexander Pushkin’s Poem “The Mermaid” Brought to Life in a Masterfully Hand-Painted Animation ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/07/alexander-pushkins-poem-the-mermaid-brought-to-life-in-a-masterfully-hand-painted-animation.html

Poets & Writers --- http://www.pw.org/mag/

International War Veterans' Poetry Archives --- http://iwvpa.net/index.php

Open Humanities Press --- http://www.openhumanitiespress.org/

Representative Poetry On-line --- http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/display/index.cfm

Electronic Literature Organization --- http://www.eliterature.org/  

Charlotte Mew had size-2 shoes and a thing for older women. Thomas Hardy called her “the best living woman poet.” Why have we forgotten her? ---
http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/culture/2013/05/heart-hidden-things

The Chicago Homer (classical studies) ---  http://digital.library.northwestern.edu/homer/

Jack Kerouac’s Poems Read by Patti Smith, John Cale & Other Cultural Icons (with Music by Joe Strummer) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/05/jack-kerouacs-poems-read-by-patti-smith-john-cale.html

Classical Studies Resources --- http://classicalstudy.luckycontent.com/

Poets' Gravesites --- http://www.poetsgraves.co.uk/

Many free classic poems by famous poets --- http://www.well.com/user/eob/poetry.html

National Poetry Month 2007 (poems chosen by the Academy of American Poets) ---
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9043294&ps=h1

Favorite Poem Project --- http://www.favoritepoem.org/
Includes Hillary Clinton reading The Makers --- http://www.favoritepoem.org/FlashVideo/hclinton.html

Poetry Out Loud [mulitimedia] --- http://www.poetryoutloud.org/ 

Library of Congress: Poetry --- http://www.loc.gov/poetry/

The Poetry Pages --- http://www.poetrypages.com/

Sonnet Central --- http://www.sonnets.org/

Mother's Day Poems 13 poems about the enduring bond between mother and child ---
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/article/178590

"St. Olaf Wrestles With Milton's Angel, and Prevails," by Jennifer Howard, Chronicle of Higher Education, November 21, 2008 --- http://chronicle.com/weekly/v55/i13/13a00104.htm

Here are some of the things you learn when you participate in a Milton marathon:

  1. Milton is not as boring as you think. Paradise Lost has something for everyone: Hot but innocent sex! (You thought Adam and Eve spent all their time in Eden gardening?) Descriptions of hellfire that would make The Lord of the Rings' archfiend, Sauron, weep with envy! Epic battles, with angels hurling mountains at their demonic foes! This is edge-of-your-seat material. "It's a really cool story, which I wasn't expecting," said Anna Coffey, a sophomore who took part in the reading to get a jump on her homework for a "Great Conversations" core-curriculum course.

     

  2. Milton is not that hard to read out loud. As Mr. DuRocher pointed out in a set of "Guidelines for Reciting" he handed out before the marathon, "Paradise Lost is written in modern English." Compared with Beowulf, Paradise Lost is a walk in the park.

     

  3. Milton is really hard to read out loud. Very few people get words like "puissance" right on the first try. Milton loved a runaway sentence and just about any now-obscure classical or geographical reference he could get his hands on, many of them polysyllabic nightmares. Partway through Book VI, Mr. DuRocher offered advice to the tongue-tied. "Whenever you encounter a word you don't know, that's a word to pronounce with special certainty," he said. "It's probably best to mispronounce demonic names anyway."

     

  4. It's worth it. "It's really a good poem," said Mr. Goodroad. "It's a lot better to hear it than to read it."

From Dartmouth College
Poems 1645 ---
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~milton/reading_room/contents/

Citizen (John) Milton --- http://www.cems.ox.ac.uk/citizenmilton/

From UC Davis University
British Women Romantic Poets (1789 - 1832) ---
http://digital.lib.ucdavis.edu/projects/bwrp/

Poetry Everywhere --- http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/poetryeverywhere/

From the University of Michigan
The American Verse Project ---
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/amverse

Bad Poetry --- http://unix.cc.wmich.edu/~cooneys/poems/bad/

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Project --- http://www.und.edu/instruct/sdonaldson/

From the University of Pennsylvania
PENNsound [audio poetry, literature, and reviews) ---
http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/

Live Poetry Slam --- http://live-poetry-slam.group.stumbleupon.com/forum/12400/

Academy of American Poets (also has audio) --- http://www.poets.org/

American Life in Poetry --- http://www.americanlifeinpoetry.org/

Poet's Corner --- http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/  

More Than Words (poetry) --- http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~vivy/Poetry/Poetry_Result.htm

Anthology of Poetry --- http://www.web-books.com/Classics/Poetry/Anthology/contents.htm

Double-Dactyl --- http://lonestar.texas.net/~robison/dactyls.html

From Rice University
The Wondering Minstrels (Poems) ---
http://www.cs.rice.edu/~ssiyer/minstrels/

From the University of Toronto
Representative Poetry Online ---
http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poem/2909.html

Poetry Portal --- http://www.poetry-portal.com/

Hear Ezra Pound Read From His “Cantos,” Some of the Great Poetic Works of the 20th Century ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/11/hear-ezra-pound-read-from-his-epic-cantos.html

The Online Corpus of Old English Poetry --- http://www.oepoetry.ca/

A Small Anthology of Poems from the English Department of Western Michigan University --- http://unix.cc.wmich.edu/~cooneys/poems/

American Verse Project (From the University of Michigan in collaboration with the Michigan Humanities Text In-------Initiative) --- http://www.hti.umich.edu/a/amverse/

Yahoo's links to Poetry --- http://dir.yahoo.com/Arts/Humanities/Literature/Poetry/Thematic_Poetry/Humorous_Poetry/

The University of Illinois Modern American Poetry Site --- http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/index.htm

Poetry Magazines --- http://www.poetrymagazines.org.uk/

The Literature Network --- http://www.online-literature.com/

Shadow Poetry --- http://www.shadowpoetry.com/

Poetry Connection --- http://www.poetryconnection.net/

Poem Hunter --- http://www.poemhunter.com/

Poets Graves --- http://www.americanpoems.com/

Poem Hunter --- http://www.poemhunter.com/p/m/poem.asp?poet=6617&poem=29635

Poetry Daily --- http://www.poems.com/

The EServer Poetry Collection --- http://eserver.org/poetry/

Shmoop is an online study guide for English Literature, Poetry and American history --- http://www.shmoop.com/

Electronic Poetry Center --- http://wings.buffalo.edu/epc/authors/

Poetry Library --- http://www.poetrymagazines.org.uk/

U.K. Poetry Magazine --- http://www.poetrymagazines.org.uk/

Poetry International Web --- http://www.poetryinternational.org/

Find a poet and/or share your poetry --- http://www.everypoet.com/

Song Meanings --- http://www.songmeanings.net/

Chinese Poetry --- http://www.darsie.net/library/chinese.html

Graphic Poetry --- http://www.graphicpoetry.net/

Favorite American Poems --- http://www.americanpoems.com/

Tibet Writes (Poetry) --- http://www.tibetwrites.org/

Poems by Form --- http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/forms.do

Starlight Cafe's Poetry Corner --- http://www.thestarlitecafe.com/

Literature.org --- http://www.literature.org/ 

Literature Project --- http://www.literatureproject.com/

Poem Tag Project --- http://www.poemtag.com/

British Women Romantic Poets, 1789-1832 (from U.C. Davis) --- http://digital.lib.ucdavis.edu/projects/bwrp/

New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre --- http://www.nzepc.auckland.ac.nz/

Swarm Behive Poetry Anthology --- http://beehive.temporalimage.com/content_apps04/swarm/

Funny (at times) Poetry --- http://oldpoetry.com/poetry/19811

Belfast Poets --- http://www.belfastpoets.com/

T.S. Eliot Poems --- http://www.coldbacon.com/poems/eliot.html

T.S. Eliot Reads Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats & Other Classic Poems (75 Minutes, 1955) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2014/07/t-s-eliot-reads-old-possums-book-of-practical-cats-other-classic-poems.html

Listen to T.S. Eliot Recite His Late Masterpiece, the Four Quartets ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/06/listen_to_ts_eliot_recite_his_late_masterpiece_the_ifour_quartetsi.html

Hysteria by T.S. Eliot http://www.famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets/t__s__eliot/poems/15187 

Beautiful Words Poems --- http://www.beautifulwords.com/

The Hypertexts of Writers and Poets --- http://www.thehypertexts.com/

The Kenyon Review (Journal) --- http://www.kenyonreview.org/

American Poems --- http://www.americanpoems.com/poets/poe/1504

I Know Poe http://www.iknowpoe.com/

Edgar Allan Poe Museum --- https://www.poemuseum.org/index.php

Edgar Allan Poe Animated: Watch Four Animations of Classic Poe Stories ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/04/edgar-allan-poe-animated-watch-four-animations-of-timeless-poe-stories.html

Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven,” Read by Christopher Walken, Vincent Price, and Christopher Lee ---
http://www.openculture.com/2013/08/edgar-allan-poes-the-raven-read-by-christopher.html

 

Édouard Manet Illustrates Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven, in a French Edition Translated by Stephane Mallarmé (1875) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/05/edouard-manet-illustrates-edgar-allan-poes-the-raven.html

 

HAIKU for PEOPLE (by categories) --- http://www.toyomasu.com/haiku/

Glossary of Hard Boiled Slang --- http://www.miskatonic.org/slang.html

FreeNet Pages Poetry --- http://www.freenetpages.co.uk/hp/freeman/

Poetry Archive --- http://www.poetry-archive.com/

I Love Poetry --- http://www.ilovepoetry.com/

Arcanum Cafe (for poets) --- http://www.arcanumcafe.com/

Poets Corner --- http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/

Mary Oliver Reads Her Beloved Poem “Wild Geese” ---
http://brainpickings.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=13eb080d8a315477042e0d5b1&id=bf1f758174&e=4d2bd13843

American Verse Project (From the University of Michigan in collaboration with the Michigan Humanities Text In-------Initiative) --- http://www.hti.umich.edu/a/amverse/

Poem Hunter --- http://www.poemhunter.com/

Best Poems --- http://100.best-poems.net/

Poetry Critical --- http://poetry.tetto.org/

Poets.org: Autumn http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/19533

PoetryPoetry --- http://www.poetrypoetry.com/

Poetry Society --- http://www.poetrysociety.org.uk/npd/2000/hannah.htm

Robert Burns Poems and Songs --- http://www.robertburns.org/

Poems showing the absurdities of English spelling --- http://www.spellingsociety.org/news/media/poems.php

British Women Romantic Poets, 1789 - 1832 (from U.C. Davis) --- http://digital.lib.ucdavis.edu/projects/bwrp/

Swarm Behive Poetry Anthology --- http://beehive.temporalimage.com/content_apps04/swarm/

Funny (at times) Poetry --- http://oldpoetry.com/poetry/19811

Love Poems --- http://www.love-poems.me.uk/

Lyric Line Personal Poetry Reading --- http://www.lyrikline.org/

Representative Poetry Online from the University of Toronto Library --- http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/display/index.cfm

Poetry Online (read and/or listen to the poems) --- http://www.wiredforbooks.org/poetry/

Verse Daily --- http://www.versedaily.org/

Lyrics Directory --- http://www.lyricsdir.com/

Poem Hunter --- http://www.poemhunter.com/p/m/poem.asp?poet=6834&poem=33052

Poetry Critical --- http://poetry.tetto.org/

Greenleaf Poetry --- http://thegreenleaf.co.uk/PP/PP.htm

"Poetry: Dos-à-dos With Dickinson," by Lisa Russ Spaar, Chronicle of Higher Education's Chronicle Review, December 5, 2011 ---
http://chronicle.com/blogs/brainstorm/spaar-on-poetry-dos-a-dos-with-dickinson/41777?sid=cr&utm_source=cr&utm_medium=en

poetrypoetry.com --- http://www.poetrypoetry.com/

Poetry Slam --- http://live-poetry-slam.group.stumbleupon.com/forum/12400/

Old Poetry --- http://oldpoetry.com/

Poets.org --- http://www.poets.org/  

April 2006 National Poetry Month --- http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5323934

Common-Place Poems and Other Things --- http://www.common-place.org/

Poems and stories forwarded by Janie --- http://jbreck.com/janieswebsiteII.html
Also see here Website III for poems, stories, and music ---
http://jbreck.com/janieswebsiteIII.html

Poetry Archive (with audio readings) ---  http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/home.do

The Poems --- http://www.favoritepoem.org/poems/index.html

Poetry Magic from the U.K. --- http://www.poetrymagic.co.uk/

Create Your Own Virtual Poem --- http://www.poetrylibrary.org.uk/?flash=yes

This is Outstanding!
Ted Kooser is the author of The Poetry Home Repair Manual ---
http://unp.unl.edu/bookinfo/4864.html
 

Audio Readings of Poems --- http://www.wiredforbooks.org/poetry/

Rhyming Dictionary and Thesaurus --- http://rhyme.poetry.com/

Literature and Lullabies from the 'Axis of Evil' --- http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6249823

Lyrics Directory --- http://www.lyricsdir.com/

From the University of Toronto
Representative Poetry Online ---
http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poem/872.html

PoetryMagic --- http://www.poetrymagic.co.uk/siteplan.html

Rogue Scholars --- http://roguescholars.com/opus/default.html

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Rare 1930s Audio: W.B. Yeats Reads Four of His Poems --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2012/06/rare_1930s_audio_wb_yeats_reads_four_of_his_poems.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

W.B. Yeats’ Poem “When You Are Old” Adapted into Japanese Manga Comic ---
http://www.openculture.com/2015/11/w-b-yeats-poem-when-you-are-old-adapted-into-japanese-manga-comic.html

Working Poets featured in The New Yorker, October 23, 2006 --- http://www.newyorker.com/online/content/articles/061030on_onlineonly03

Type in a word to find its rhymes, synonyms, and more --- http://rhyme.poetry.com/

May 20, 2006 message from Diana Collins [diana@famouspoetsandpoems.com]

We have developed a site about poetry and famous poets, we have put this project together with our friends. We are all enthusiasts, and we consider poetry to be one of the most wonderful and remarkable branches of art.

Our site url: http://www.famouspoetsandpoems.com  and we eager to know what you think of it?

We also linked our site http://www.famouspoetsandpoems.com/links_poetry.html  to your site and hope that it will help our visitors to get acquainted with your site and find detailed information about their favorite poets.

Our project is very young and we continue to develop it.

Our mission is to introduce to many people the poetry and poems of famous poets.

We think that in our modern and hitech developed world many people forget about poetry and its importance in our culture.

And so we would like you to support us and we will be happy if you link your site to our site, so that your visitors and readers as well as ours could find more information about poetry and their favorite poets. Also it will draw a lot of readers, both those who already enjoy poetry and those who will use it to discover these writers for the first time.

Looking forward to you reply,

Thanks in advance,

Diana.

 

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Open Science Directory --- http://www.opensciencedirectory.net/

JSTR - The Scholarly Journal Archive --- http://www.jstor.org/

Electronic Literature Organization --- http://www.eliterature.org/ 

Internet Library of Early Journals --- http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/ilej/

Royal Society Opens Online Archive; Puts 60,000 Papers Online --- Click Here
 
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All Free Magazines (links to free magazines) --- http://www.all-freemagazines.com/mag.html
These are classified by subject matter.
Many are offer free trial subscriptions for one year.

WindowsMedia.com http://www.windowsmedia.com/ 
A search engine for online audio and video.

The Pulitzer Prizes --- http://www.pulitzer.org/

Aeon Magazine (Essays, Social Science, Literature) --- http://www.aeonmagazine.com/

FindArticles.com - search through an archive of articles from over 300 magazines and journals -- http://www.findarticles.com/ 

The Atlantic Online --- http://www.theatlantic.com/books/books.htm

The Library of Economics and Liberty --- http://www.econlib.org/index.html

You can order back issues or relevant links management and accounting books and journals from MAAW --- http://maaw.info/  
 

Portland State University Digital Repository --- http://dr.archives.pdx.edu/xmlui/

Mudlark: An Electronic Journal of Poetry & Poetics --- http://www.unf.edu/mudlark/

Dartmouth Digital Collections: Books --- http://www.dartmouth.edu/~library/digital/collections/books.html

University of San Francisco: Gleeson Library Digital Collections (Literature History) --- 
http://digitalcollections.usfca.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/p264101coll8

The University of Michigan Digital Humanities Series---
 http://www.digitalculture.org/books/book-series/digital-humanities-series/

The European Association for Digital Humanities --- http://www.allc.org/

Columbia Library Columns --- http://library.columbia.edu/content/libraryweb/indiv/rbml/digitalcollections/columns.html

12. Entitled Opinions (about Life and Literature) --- http://www.stanford.edu/dept/fren-ital/opinions/

Three Percent (of books in the U.S. are books in translation) --- http://www.rochester.edu/College/translation/threepercent/

Footnote.com (history) --- http://www.footnote.com/

 


A great index of electronic journals (although admittedly not comprehensive)--- http://ejw.i8.com/ 

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If you cannot find information herein, you are encouraged to use a mega search engine such as 37.com, profusion.com, search.com, Google, or Alltheweb.
 

The Following Sites provide access to free journal articles online.
Find Articles.Com at http://www.findarticles.com where articles can be accessed using a subject search. For a mega-site of free e-journal sources.
 

Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information http://library.usask.ca/~dworacze/SUBJIN

Ejournal SiteGuide : a MetaSource http://www.library.ubc.ca/ejour/abc.html,
 

Electronic Journal Miner, http://ejournal.coalliance.org/
 

Highware Press, http://highwire.stanford.edu,
 

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html
 

Australian Journals Online, http://www.nla.gov.au/ajol/,
 

Journals - QQQ Research, http://www.qqqresearch.com/journals/
 

An Archive of Life Science Journals, http://www.pubmedcentral.gov/
 

GoArticles.com, http://www.goarticles.com  Over 7,200 articles that can be sent via e-mail
 

ArticleCity.com,http://www.ArticleCity.com Indexed collection of copyright-free articles on various subjects neatly organized by category.

The 1,000 Journals Project, University of New Orleans --- http://1000journals.com/

Journal of Electronic Publishing ---  http://journalofelectronicpublishing.org/

Center for Applied Science Technology ---  http://www.cast.org/


 

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Free Online Videos, Textbooks, Cases, and Tutorials

First Consider Learning on Your Own

More than 100 colleges have set up channels on YouTube --- http://www.youtube.com/edu
Many universities offer over 100 videos, whereas Stanford offers a whopping 583
Search for words like “accounting”

"YouTube Creates New Section to Highlight College Content," by Jeffrey R. Young, Chronicle of Higher Education, March 27, 2009 --- http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/index.php?id=3684&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

There are now nearly 7,000 accounting education videos on YouTube, most of which are in very basic accounting.
But there are nearly 150 videos in advanced accounting.
There are nearly 70 videos on XBRL

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"625 Free Movies On Line," MAAW's Blog, January 29, 2014 ---
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Bob Jensen's threads on videos in education ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/thetools.htm#Video

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"Economics Study Guide and Resources for Students"
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Free and Still-Relevant Econometrics Books ---
|http://davegiles.blogspot.com/2016/01/legally-free-books.html

There are several Econometrics books, and comprehensive sets of lecture notes, that can be accessed for free. These include a number of excellent books by world-class econometricians.

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Thanks to Donsker Class for supplying several of these links.

If you know of others I'd love to hear about them.

 


From Econometrics Beat Blog by David Giles on August 11, 2014 ---
http://davegiles.blogspot.com/2014/08/a-trio-of-texts.html

A Trio of Texts refers to three, free, econometrics e-texts made available by Francis Diebold, at U. Penn. Francis blogs at No Hesitations.
 
The three books on question are 
Accompanying slides, data, and code are also available, and the material is updated regularly.
 
The material is of an extremely high quality, and I strongly recommend all three books.

Bob Jensen's neglected threads on free textbooks ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm#Textbooks

Tens of millions of free books in general ---
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Jensen Comment
Free books and other learning materials are more relevant in some disciplines than others. For example, anything over a year old in financial accounting is quickly becoming out of date because new and revised accounting standards come out monthly ---
http://www.fasb.org/technicalagenda 

On the other hand free books in mathematics, statistics, econometrics, economics, managerial accounting, etc. have a longer life before revisions are necessary.


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Introduction to Statistical Thinking (With R, Without Calculus) --- http://pluto.huji.ac.il/~msby/StatThink/IntroStat.pdf
StatsTeachR ---
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kE1jZcJhBgM/U1vQwFH-ZVI/AAAAAAAACX8/ca6nLTAtP8U/s1600/Capture.GIF
Econometrician David Giles claims this is a great resource ---
http://davegiles.blogspot.com/2014/04/great-resource-for-teaching-statistics.html


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Bob Jensen's threads on free MOOCs, SMOCs, videos, and course materials from prestigious universities ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI


Free Book:  Online Presentations for Dummies
On the AAA Commons, Rick Lillie noted the following:

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., has made Online Presentations for Dummies available as a free eBook download. If you make online presentations, this book with a "funny title" may prove to be a helpful resource.

The URL is
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Hi Ramesh,

Thank you Ramesh.
The Global Text Project seems to offer free alternatives for some textbooks that are no longer totally free on Freeload Press ---
http://www.textbookmedia.com/Products/BookList.aspx 


For example the following textbook is free from the Global Text Project:
8th Edition of  Accounting Principles: A Business Perspective (Managerial) by James Edwards, Roger Hermanson, Susan Ivancevich [puff] ---
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/31779972/Accounting Principles Vol. 2.pdf

The above textbook is 1995 on Freeload Press is $16.95 ---
http://www.textbookmedia.com/Products/ViewProduct.aspx?id=3168
However, lecture and study guides are also available for a fee from Freeload Press.

My worry about book and other free textbooks in general is how often they are completely updated. The Global Text download of the 8th edition was last revised in 2006, and this is 2012. In that period of time there have been some changes in managerial accounting such as Lean Accounting ---
http://maaw.info/LeanAccountingMain.htm
The Edwards, Hermanson, and Ivancevich book does not mention Lean Accounting to my knowledge.

Actually, I worry more about the updates for financial accounting textbooks than updates of managerial accounting textbooks, because the FASB and IASB are grinding out changes weekly with some things that need to be put into revised editions of financial accounting textbooks as soon as possible. Similar problems arise with auditing textbooks. It's virtually impossible to have a long-term tax textbook that's not updated at least annually is some way.

A huge problem with free or almost-free textbooks that pay no royalties to authors is that the authors have fewer incentives to slave over revisions vis-à-vis commercial textbooks that are paying tens of thousands of dollars to successful authors year after year after year.

A second huge problem is some popular supplements available from commercial publishers are not available from free or almost-free servers. These supplements include test banks, videos, and software.

Teachers who use their own handouts in place of a textbook have some of the same problems with updates. For example, think of all the financial accounting handouts (including problems and cases) that must be revised when the new joint standards ore issued on leases and revenue recognition. Professors buried in teaching duties and research for new knowledge really have to struggle to go back over 800 pages of student handouts to constantly update these handouts. My advice is to find a very current revised textbook and reduce the handouts to a more manageable 300 pages or less. Of course the "handouts" can now be digital.

There are course certain courses for which there are no good textbooks available for major modules of the course. I never found a good accounting theory textbook that I though was suitable for my accounting theory course. My students accordingly got 800 pages of my handouts ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/acct5341/acct5341.htm

But for my AIS course I had a great electronic textbook (Murthy and Groomer) such that I only needed 300 pages of my handouts ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/acct5342/acct5342.htm

Incidentally, most free textbooks were once high-priced commercial textbooks dropped by publishing companies that gave the copyrights back to the authors. These textbooks were dropped in the past two decades largely due to publishing company mergers and acquisitions. When Publisher A and Publisher B have competing textbooks that are virtually identical when A and B are merged a decision is usually made to drop one of the textbooks even though it has been somewhat profitable before the merger. I have a number of relatively close friends that experienced this type of copyright return including Phil Cooley who had his successful basic finance textbook copyright returned in one of these publishing house mergers.

Bob Jensen's threads on free textbooks are at
See Below!

Bob Jensen's threads on free courses, lectures, videos, and course materials from prestigious universities ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI


Free Business Textbooks --- http://www.businessbookmall.com/Free Business Books.htm


"3 Major Publishers Sue Open-Education Textbook Start-Up," by Nick DeSantis, Chronicle of Higher Education, April 5, 2012 ---
http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/3-major-publishers-sue-open-education-textbook-start-up/35994?sid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en


From Rice University (as far as I can tell nothing is yet available for accountancy)
"Why Pay for Intro Textbooks?" by Mitch Smith, Inside Higher Ed, February 7, 2012 ---
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/02/07/rice-university-announces-open-source-textbooks

If ramen noodle sales spike at the start of every semester, here’s one possible reason: textbooks can cost as much as a class itself; materials for an introductory physics course can easily top $300.

Cost-conscious students can of course save money with used or online books and recoup some of their cash come buyback time. Still, it’s a steep price for most 18-year-olds.

But soon, introductory physics texts will have a new competitor, developed at Rice University. A free online physics book, peer-reviewed and designed to compete with major publishers’ offerings, will debut next month through the non-profit publisher OpenStax College.

Using Rice’s Connexions platform, OpenStax will offer free course materials for five common introductory classes. The textbooks are open to classes anywhere and organizers believe the programs could save students $90 million in the next five years if the books capture 10 percent of the national market. OpenStax is funded by grants from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the 20 Million Minds Foundation and the Maxfield Foundation.

Traditional publishers are quick to note that the new offerings will face competition.  J. Bruce Hildebrand, executive director for higher education of the Association of American Publishers, said any textbook’s use is ultimately determined by its academic value. “Free would appear to be difficult to compete with,” Hildebrand said. “The issue always, however, is the quality of the materials and whether they enable students to learn, pass their course and get their degree. Nothing else really counts.”

In the past, open-source materials have failed to gain traction among some professors; their accuracy could be difficult to confirm because they hadn't been peer-reviewed, and supplementary materials were often nonexistent or lacking because they weren't organized for large-scale use.

OpenStax believes it addressed those concerns with its new books, subjecting the texts to peer review and partnering with for-profit companies to offer supplementary materials for a cost.

Whether the books are used at Rice is up to each professor, but several colleges and universities – “in the low 10s” said Connexions founder and director Richard Baraniuk – have already signed on for the first batch of texts. Baraniuk sees a quality product with the potential to defray a student’s total cost and increase access to higher education and expects more colleges to integrate the books as word spreads.

While open-source materials are nothing new, a series of free self-contained textbooks designed to compete head-to-head with major publishers is. Instructors building a class with open-source materials now must assemble modules from several different places and verify each lesson’s usefulness and accuracy.

The new textbooks eliminate much of that work, which Baraniuk thinks will be make the free materials more palatable to professors who have been reluctant to adopt open-source lessons. In the next five years, OpenStax hopes to have free books for 20 of the most common college courses.

OpenStax used its grant money to hire experts to develop each textbook and then had their work peer reviewed. The process has taken more than 18 months and will go live next month with sociology and physics books. The only cost to users comes if an instructor decides to use supplementary material from a for-profit company OpenStax partners with, such as Sapling Learning.

Two introductory biology texts, one for majors and another for nonmajors, are slated to go online in the fall along with an anatomy and physiology book. Students and professors will be able to download PDF versions on their computers or access the information on a mobile device. Paper editions will be sold for the cost of printing. The 600-page, full-color sociology book is expected to sell for $30 for those who want a print version -- those content with digital will pay nothing. Leading introductory sociology texts routinely cost between $60 and $120 new.

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Jensen Comment
These open source textbooks work best in disciplines that are not being constantly updated with updates --- like mathematics. However, the textbooks available to date for OpenStax include such introductory textbooks as biology which changes more quickly than introductory mathematics.

In accounting, intermediate accounting is particularly problematic even with for-profit publishing houses as new domestic and international accounting standards and implementation guides keep coming forth on a weekly basis.

I have a directory for free textbooks in various academic disciplines, including accountancy and finance. Many of these were previous hot selling books that were dropped when publishers merged and thinned out their product lines after the mergers (giving copyrights to authors whose books were dropped)  ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm#Textbooks
But I find it increasingly difficult for me to recommend some of those free books because there is no economic incentives for authors to keep updating free textbooks and supplements (like answer books and text banks) when the textbooks are free.

Ambitious instructors may be better off scouring for course materials from prestigious universities. These course materials are more likely to be updated relative to older free textbooks ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

 

Free Textbooks

An Enormous Amount of  Free Open Sharing Accounting Course Material from Jim Peters
Auditing, Managerial Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis, Cases

January 8, 2012 message from Jim Peters

A year of so ago, I make the texts that I write for my classes and the in-class exercises I use available to the public and notified this list.  I have just completed revising those materials and bringing them up to date.  If you are interested, the URL is  http://petersfamily.us/Courses.htm.  Feel free to use anything you want and to contact me if you have questions or want more materials.  For example, I am a heavy user of cases and have developed a lot of cases for each class.  I did not post all those supporting materials to the website.  Just not enough time in the day to do everything.  The four classes involved are Auditing, Accounting Information Systems, Financial Statement Analysis, and Managerial Accounting for MBAs.

I have my own approach to education, which is why I do stupid things like maintaining my own texts for the these classes.  But, I starting doing this over 20 years ago when my students found my materials more accessible than published texts.  For example, as apposed to published texts, my texts are informally worded (e.g., lots of first person pronouns), but I have found students identify with the material more effectively if I write as if I am have a conversation with the reader.

OK, enough defending my approach.  The materials are there for anyone who wants to review and/or use them.

Jim

January 8, 2012 reply from Bob Jensen

Thank you for both revising and open sharing Jim. This is a huge task for some of your topics as important content changes so quickly in some of the topics that you cover.

I especially commend you for sharing a free casebook for financial statement analysis. This is a huge amount of material.

One suggestion for the future is to build in some modules on XBRL since that will become an enormous part of financial statement analysis and auditing in the future for our accounting students.

I added your message to my links to free textbooks and other materials contained at
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm


Hi Glen,

Thank you for informing me about the Bookboon free textbook site ---
http://bookboon.com/uk/textbooks

I added it to my listing of free electronic textbooks. The problem with free electronic textbooks is that there's not a whole lot of incentive for keeping them current. This is not so much of a problem with basic textbooks in slow-changing disciplines like mathematics, but it's a huge problem in fast-changing disciplines like financial accounting and law.
 

Bob Jensen's threads on free books (including textbooks) ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm

Bob Jensen's threads on free lectures, courses, videos, and course materials from prestigious universities ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

Popular High School Books Available as Free eBooks & Audio Books --- Click Here
http://www.openculture.com/2011/09/popular_high_school_books_available_as_free_ebooks_audiobooks.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

 

Jensen Comment
Perhaps the best open sharing alternative for a free textbook in a a rapidly changing discipline like intermediate accounting or a CPA review textbook would be to model it after Wikipedia where the entire world is able to contribute new and revised modules, including problem wikis and problem solution wikis.

Search Over 400,000 Teacher-Reviewed Lesson Plans & Worksheets from LessonPlanet ---
http://www.lessonplanet.com/


An Absolute Must Read for Educators
One of the most exciting things I took away from the 2010 AAA Annual Meetings in San Francisco is a hard copy handout entitled "Expanding Your Classroom with Video Technology and Social Media," by Mark Holtzblatt and Norbert Tschakert. Mark later sent me a copy of this handout and permission to serve it up to you at
http://www.cs.trinity.edu/~rjensen/temp/Video-Expanding_Your_Classroom_CTLA_2010.pdf

This is an exciting listing to over 100 video clips and full-feature videos that might be excellent resources for your courses, for your research, and for your scholarship in general. Included are videos on resources and useful tips for video projects as well as free online communication tools.

My thanks to Professors Holtzblatt and Tschakert for this tremendous body of work that they are now sharing with us

Video:  Open Education for an Open World
45-minute Video from the Long-Time President of MIT --- http://18.9.60.136/video/816

Bob Jensen's threads on open source video and course materials from prestigious universities ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

Amongst the Alternatives to Buy Books on Googole ebookstore
"A Sample of Free Google eBooks from the Google ebookstore," by Jim Martin, MAAW Blog, December 12, 2010 ---
http://maaw.blogspot.com/2010/12/sample-of-free-google-ebooks-from.html

On December 6, 2010 Google's eBookstore Went Live with More Than Three Million Titles --- http://books.google.com/ebooks

 

Enormous Alternatives for Free Education
Open Courseware's Free Online Lectures and Courses --- http://ocwconsortium.org/courses

An OpenCourseWare(OCW) is a free and open digital publication of high quality university‐level educational materials.  These materials are organized as courses, and often include course planning materials and evaluation tools as well as thematic content.

OCW Consortium members from all over the world are publishing OCW in a variety of formats, subjects, and languages.  Here are some ways to find OCW.

Search Courses

Using our specialized search engine, you can search for courses amongst all OCW Consortium members who are currently publishing a course feed.  You can begin by using the quick search form in the left side of the page, or go directly to the Advanced Course Search page.

Browse Courses by Language

We have also organized courses by the language in which they are published.  You can choose from available languages here.

Browse Courses by Source

You can also explore courses from each source, or publishing institution.  You can choose from a list of members here.

OpenCourseWare Websites

Not all OCW sites are publishing courses in a format compatible with our search index.  To see the entire list of OCW sites of members, visit this directory.

For example, search on the term "accounting" without the quote marks at
http://ocwconsortium.org/courses/search
You will get some false positives, but most are right on!
Accounting educators are not noted for being the most open sharing members of the academy.

Hundreds of colleges have set up channels on YouTube --- http://www.youtube.com/edu
Many universities offer over 100 videos, whereas Stanford offers over 500
Also just go to YouTube itself and search on the such words as "Intermediate Accounting" or "XBRL" to find individual courses and tutorials.

Bob Jensen's threads on open sharing courses ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

You can now get free e-books on iTunes U. Apple announced today that Oxford, Rice, and the Open University have all added digital books to the lectures and other materials traditionally available on the popular educational-content platform.
"New at iTunes U: Free E-Books," by Marc Parry, Chronicle of Higher Education, October 29, 2010 ---
http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/new-at-itunes-u-free-e-books/27957?sid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Bob Jensen's threads on open sharing videos and learning materials from prestigious universities ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI


Video:  Open Education for an Open World
45-minute Video from the Long-Time President of MIT --- http://18.9.60.136/video/816

Bob Jensen's threads on open source video and course materials from prestigious universities ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

Bob Jensen's threads on education technology in general ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/0000start.htm

THE COLLEGE OF 2020: STUDENTS  ---
https://www.chronicle-store.com/Store/ProductDetails.aspx?CO=CQ&ID=76319&PK=N1S1009


October 3, 2013 message from Carolyn Wilson

Sorry for the delayed response as our course load has prevented us from keeping up with the conversations. Here are links to our videos (all free) on debits and credits, as well as inventories as Bob mentioned. All the videos include highlights of the differences in US GAAP and IFRS, as appropriate.

Best regards,

Pete and Carolyn Wilson

 

Videos on entries: Balance-sheet equation and debits and credits

http://www.navigatingaccounting.com/video/express-framing-record-keeping-and-reporting

http://www.navigatingaccounting.com/video/express-recording-entries-balance-sheet-equation

http://www.navigatingaccounting.com/video/express-recording-journal-entries

 

Videos on inventories:

http://www.navigatingaccounting.com/book/cost-sales-and-supplier-related-balance-sheet-concepts

 


Bob Jensen's threads on higher education controversies ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/HigherEdControversies.htm


Ephemeral Films [films that are made "for educational, industrial, or promotional purposes"]--- http://www.archive.org/details/ephemer

Gordon Knox Film Collection --- http://digital.library.unt.edu/explore/collections/GKFC/

Film Literature Index ---  http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/fli/index.jsp

Sistine Chapel --- http://www.vatican.va/various/cappelle/sistina_vr/index.html
Move the mouse around

Open Textbooks: Computer Science ---
http://www.collegeopentextbooks.org/opentextbookcontent/open-textbooks-by-subject/computerscience.html 

Bob Jensen's threads about open sharing lectures, materials, courses, and videos ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI


An Absolute Must Read for Educators
One of the most exciting things I took away from the 2010 AAA Annual Meetings in San Francisco is a hard copy handout entitled "Expanding Your Classroom with Video Technology and Social Media," by Mark Holtzblatt and Norbert Tschakert. Mark later sent me a copy of this handout and permission to serve it up to you at
http://www.cs.trinity.edu/~rjensen/temp/Video-Expanding_Your_Classroom_CTLA_2010.pdf

This is an exciting listing to over 100 video clips and full-feature videos that might be excellent resources for your courses, for your research, and for your scholarship in general. Included are videos on resources and useful tips for video projects as well as free online communication tools.

My thanks to Professors Holtzblatt and Tschakert for this tremendous body of work that they are now sharing with us.


How to Learn Accounting On Your Own

June 19, 2010 message from Tom Hood [tom@MACPA.ORG]

Greetings Colleagues,

I have two sons home for the summer asking if I know of any great resources to help them get ahead of Intermediate Accounting as they approach the fall semester. I figured I would go to the best source I know of to help them out – these two listservs.

So can you direct me to any on-line and other resources that may get them studying for Intermediate Accounting I and Intermediate Accounting II?

Also, what advice would you give them on how to approach these courses (one is in I and the older in II)?

I will also be sharing this on our student site…

On another note – we are working in an International Pavilion on CPA Island in Second Life and our Accounting Eductaion Pavilion (see details at www.cpaisland.com  and www.slacpa.org  ). We continue to offer free kiosks with links to your colleges and universities and free areas to meet as classes. We have an interne working this summer who can give you a demo and show you around – just send an e-mail to my attention ad mention the CPA Island.

Thanks,

Warmest regards,

Tom

Tom Hood, CPA.CITP CEO & Executive Director Maryland Association of CPAs Business Learning Institute
www.macpa.org
www.bizlearning.net 

 

June 20, 2010 reply from Bob Jensen

Hi Tom,

First of all consider video alternatives. More than 100 universities have set up channels on YouTube ---
http://www.youtube.com/education?b=400

Next take a topic list from a typical intermediate accounting textbook, some of which are free (not necessarily completely up to date for rapidly changing standards) at
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm#Textbooks

Then search for the term "accounting" at http://www.youtube.com/education?b=400 
Scroll down to find videos that might be relevant to intermediate accounting topics. Some of these videos are more up to date than even the latest textbooks.
Some of these videos are from the top teachers or top CPA firm leaders (like Jim Turley's videos) in the world.
Also note that if you search out the instructor (usually found at her/his university) you will often find more course materials available for downloading. Also email messages to these instructors may result in more shared learning materials.

But more importantly, Tom, consider the goals of your two sons in studying for intermediate accounting. The overriding goal of an intermediate accounting student is to eventually pass the CPA examination. For studying intermediate accounting I would have your sons dig directly into a CPA examination review course and focus on the answers to CPA examination questions in the topical areas identified above in intermediate accounting textbooks. They have to pick and chose topics found in an intermediate accounting textbook, because many CPA examination questions come from other courses such as advanced accounting and governmental accounting and tax accounting and managerial accounting.

A free CPA examination review package, complete with practice questions, answers, and examinations, is available at
http://cpareviewforfree.com/
If you want more video review modules for the CPA examination, then a commercial package is probably better ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob1.htm#010303CPAExam

There are some topics that are probably not totally up to date in even the latest available intermediate accounting textbooks. One is IFRS although, unless your sons will be taking intermediate accounting from an IFRS nut, I would probably not worry too much about technical IFRS problems on the CPA examination in the near future. However, great free materials for learning IFRS are available at
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Theory01.htm#IFRSlearning

In a typical intermediate accounting two semester sequence, much of the first semester is spent reviewing basic accounting (especially in universities that receive a large number of community college transfer students). If your sons need video reviews of basic accounting, I highly recommend Susan Crosson's video lectures. The links are at the bottom of the page at http://www.youtube.com/SusanCrosson
Look for "Financial Videos Organized by Topic."

Canada's Tony Bell has IFRS videos to share ---
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSlzC-HFo7w5MA7vJy_m6T5ub_UvB2d10

Members of the American Accounting Association, including student members, can find some instructional helper materials at the AAA Commons ---
http://commons.aaahq.org/pages/home
Click on the menu choice "Teaching" and then "Browse resources."

Implied in all the above recommendations is a learning pedagogy that pretty much entails memory aiding and abetting in a traditional manner (study the problems and then study the textbook answers). At the other extreme there is better and longer-lasting metacognitive learning such as the award-winning BAM pedagogy (for an intermediate accounting two-course sequence) invented by Catanach, Croll, and Grinacker --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/265wp.htm
This pedagogy is more like the real world where your supervisor gives you a problem to solve and you go out and solve it any way you can. You can study BAM's problems, but there are no answers provided to study. Students have to teach themselves by seeking out the answers from anywhere in the world.

Although the BAM pedagogy would be much more time consuming for your sons, you can probably get the Hydromate Case and some of the instructional support materials from Tony Catanach --- anthony.catanach@villanova.edu
If Tony is not available, Noah Barsky can help --- noah.barsky@villanova.edu

By the way, at the University of Virginia, where the BAM pedagogy was born, the passage rate on the CPA examination rose dramatically after switching to the BAM pedagogy in intermediate accounting, This is not surprising since you remember best those things you had to learn on your own. Of course many students looking for an easy way out hate the BAM pedagogy.

Bob Jensen

Bob Jensen's threads on online training and education alternatives are at
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Crossborder.htm

Investor Protection Trust --- http://www.investorprotection.org/
This site provides teaching materials.

The Investor Protection Trust provides independent, objective information to help consumers make informed investment decisions. Founded in 1993 as part of a multi-state settlement to resolve charges of misconduct, IPT serves as an independent source of non-commercial investor education materials. IPT operates programs under its own auspices and uses grants to underwrite important initiatives carried out by other organizations.

Bob Jensen's threads on fraud prevention and fraud reporting ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudReporting.htm

Bob Jensen's personal finance helpers ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob1.htm#InvestmentHelpers

 


Bob Jensen's threads on education technology tools and tricks of the trade --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/thetools.htm
Especially note the section on Edutainment!

Free course materials, tutorials, and videos --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

There are now nearly 7,000 accounting education videos on YouTube, most of which are in very basic accounting.
But there are nearly 150 videos in advanced accounting.
Sometimes the videos are advertisements such as an advertisement for downloading
INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING 12th ED Solutions Manual by KIESO, WEYGANT, WARFIELD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ca08uh1cq1Y

There are nearly 70 videos on XBRL.

More than 100 colleges have set up channels on YouTube --- http://www.youtube.com/edu
Many universities offer over 100 videos, whereas Stanford offers a whopping 583

"YouTube Creates New Section to Highlight College Content," by Jeffrey R. Young, Chronicle of Higher Education, March 27, 2009 --- http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/index.php?id=3684&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

More than 100 colleges have set up channels on YouTube, and this week the popular video service unveiled a new section that brings together all of that campus content in one area.

It had been difficult to find college lectures on YouTube, since they are generally far less popular than the site’s humorous and outrageous clips, and so they do not show up in lists of the most viewed videos on the site. Although YouTube has long had an education category, it relies on users who post videos to decide whether to categorize their videos as educational, and as a result the definition of education is very broad. The new YouTube EDU page includes only material submitted by colleges and universities.

Spencer Crooks, a spokesman for YouTube, said in a statement that the site now features complete lectures for some 200 full college courses. “Subjects range from computer science to literature, biology to philosophy, history, political science, psychology, law, and much more,” he said. “You can search within YouTube EDU to find videos on topics of interest.”

The new section makes it possible to find out which college-produced video is most popular. The winner so far is an interview with a University of Minnesota professor discussing the science behind the new movie Watchmen. That video has been viewed about 1.5 million times. The most popular lecture video on YouTube is from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, on the subject of “Advanced Finite Elements Analysis” (which has been viewed about 19,000 times).

Bob Jensen's threads on open sharing are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

Entire Harvard University Course on Justice (will not play in iPads)
Justice with Michael Sandel [Flash Player]  --- http://www.justiceharvard.org/

Free e-book of great thinkers: WHAT MATTERS NOW!  --- http://sethgodin.typepad.com/files/what-matters-now-1.pdf
Here, thanks to Seth Godin, are more than seventy big thinkers, each sharing an idea for you to think about as we head into the new year. From bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert to brilliant tech thinker Kevin Kelly, from publisher Tim O'Reilly to radio host Dave Ramsey, there are some important people riffing about important ideas here. The ebook includes Tom Peters, Jackie Huba and Jason Fried, along with Gina Trapani, Bill Taylor and Alan Webber.

Soon to be the largest scholarly library in the world:

Bob Jensen's threads on general education tutorials are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#EducationResearch

BBC: Learning English --- http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/

The Cambridge Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning --- Click Here

The Miniature Guide To Critical Thinking Concepts & Tools --- Click Here

Video:  Paddy Hirsh of American Public Media uses his usual sense of humor to explain interest rates in 2 min. --- 
http://vimeo.com/8201490

The following tidbit was added by Julie Smith David at http://commons.aaahq.org/posts/7aee034519

title:
Open-source alternatives bring flexibility to textbooks
citation:
The State Press,  Open-source alternatives bring flexibility to textbooks

By Joseph Schmidt February 25, 2010 at 1:16 am

brief description:
Our School paper is exploring how open source textbooks might lower the costs for students, and when they interviewed me, I thought more broadly about how open source communities support all of the members in the community - and I considered whether the AAACommons is actually the foundation for an "open source" community of Accounting Professors... what do you think?  Would you use an open source textbook?  Write one?
member(s) quoted:
Julie Smith David

Jensen Comment

Free Online Textbooks, Videos, and Tutorials --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm#Textbooks
 

Free Tutorials in Various Disciplines --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#Tutorials
 

Edutainment and Learning Games --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/thetools.htm#Edutainment


Open Sharing Lectures, Videos, and Course Materials From Prestigious Universities  ---

http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

 


"New Carnegie Mellon U. Project Will Build Online Community-College Courses," by Marc Parry, Chronicle of Higher Education, August 14, 2009 --- Click Here

Carnegie Mellon University is expanding its open online-learning efforts with a new project focused on community colleges. 

The Community College Open Learning Initiative is the second wave of an educational experiment that gained attention recently from the Obama administration. Carnegie Mellon's work has given about 300 classrooms around the world access to software-enhanced, college-level online-course material in subjects like biology and statistics. These digital environments track students’ progress, give them feedback, and tip off professors about where students are struggling so the instructors can make better use of class time.

Now Carnegie Mellon plans to work with a consortium of community colleges to set up four "high gatekeeper" courses, defined as classes that have poor success rates but are important to getting degrees. The goal is to raise completion rates by 25 percent in those courses. The courses will be team-designed by community-college faculty experts, scientists who study how people learn, human-computer-interaction specialists, and software engineers.

Carnegie Mellon says its approach is efficient, but the tracking-intensive model has also raised questions about student privacy.

Candace Thille, director of the Open Learning Initiative, said the community-college project had secured $4.5-million. Multiple foundations are backing the effort, but Ms. Thille declined to identify all of them. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has supported Carnegie Mellon’s Open Learning Initiative since 2002. 

When the Open Learning Initiative began, the idea was to offer students outside Carnegie Mellon online courses that gave them a shot at learning the same information a traditional course would convey, but without an instructor. Researchers have also studied a hybrid mode, meaning online teaching combined with some classroom time, though less than in a traditional course. Results showed that students in the hybrid course "successfully learned as much material in half the time," according to an overview of the Community College Open Learning Initiative proposal that was provided to The Chronicle.

The community-college project intends to use the hybrid style.

Because of work and family responsibilities, community-college students' schedules are often less flexible than those of students in residential four-year colleges, Ms. Thille said. Blended learning gives community-college students more flexibility, she said, and it has the potential to keep them in classes they might otherwise have to drop "because life got in the way." 

The new project involves partnerships with a variety of associations and state systems in North Carolina, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Washington. The proposal calls for reaching 40 community-college partners within three years.

Bob Jensen's threads on various universities that freely share course materials, video lectures, and entire courses are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI


Creative Commons --- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons
Creative Commons Home Page ---
http://creativecommons.org/
Creative Commons Directory of Resources ---
http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Content_Curators 

Bob Jensen's threads on global online training and education alternatives --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Crossborder.htm


The Global Book Project --- http://globaltext.terry.uga.edu/books


Free Stanford University Business School Book (with chapters on psychology and cognition)
Handbook of Negotiation and Culture , by Michelle J. Gelfand and Jenne M. Brett, 2004 ---
http://www.scribd.com/doc/6727413/Handbook-of-Negotiation-and-Culture
ISBN 0-8047-4586-2


Community College Open-Textbook Project Gets Under Way
Especially note the open sharing sources being used

The Community College Open Textbook Project begins this week with a member meeting in California," by Catherine Rampell, Chronicle of Higher Education, April 29, 2008 --- Click Here

At the meeting, representatives of institutions around the country will start reviewing open-textbook models for “quality, usability, accessibility, and sustainability,” according to a news release. They will initially review four providers of free online educational resources: Connexions, run by Rice University; Flat World Knowledge, a commercial digital-textbook publisher that will begin offering free textbooks online next year; the University of California’s UC College Prep Online, which offers Advanced Placement and other courses online; and the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources, which was founded by the Foothill-De Anza Community College District and the League for Innovation in the Community College.

The open-textbook project was paid for by a $530,000 grant to the Foothill-De Anza Community College District from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Bob Jensen's threads on open sharing are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

Bob Jensen's threads on free online tutorials in various academic disciplines are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#Tutorials

A frequently-updated blog to free lectures from prestigious universities --- http://www.oculture.com/2007/07/freeonlinecourses.html
Bob Jensen's threads on open sharing courses and videos ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

Harvard College's Computer Science 50 (video tutorials for learning about computers) --- http://cs50.tv/

From the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia
The Batten Institute (for creation of knowledge about entrepreneurship) ---
http://www.darden.virginia.edu/BattenInstitute/BattenInstitute.aspx?menu_id=494 

 


Bob Jensen's threads on blogs and listservs are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ListservRoles.htm

Note the excellent tutorial course at http://newmediaocw.wordpress.com/

 


YouTube Video Lectures for Your Very Own to Keep and to Hold and to Love
Note that most of these are entire courses!

"New From YouTube: Free Downloads of College Lectures," by David Shieh, Chronicle of Higher Education, February 13, 2009 ---
http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/index.php?id=3615&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

YouTube began testing a new feature that lets users download videos posted to the site from partner institutions — including colleges — rather than just watching the videos in a streaming format. That means people can grab lectures from Duke and Stanford Universities and several institutions in the University of California system to watch any time, with or without an Internet connection.

YouTube partners have the option of charging users for such downloads, but all the universities have offered to make their lecture videos free instead, using Creative Commons licenses that restrict usage to non-commercial purposes and prohibit derivative work.

Some universities already allow users to download lectures through campus Web sites or through Apple’s iTunesU using Creative Commons licenses. But Obadiah Greenberg, a strategic-partner manager at YouTube, said in an interview this week that the site’s new feature would allow an even larger audience to take advantage of such content.

Scott Stocker, director of Web communications for Stanford, said the university had made audio and video content available for download through Apple’s iTunesU since 2007. But Mr. Stocker said that iTunesU and YouTube attract different audiences: Users of iTunesU generally search out content to download to their devices, while YouTube users stumble upon content through videos embedded on blogs or links shared among friends.

Mr. Stocker said Stanford had no plans to charge money for its video downloads, since the university sees giving away lectures as part of its educational mission.

Other YouTube partners participating in the test include a weekly Web show hosted by Dan Brown of Lincoln, Neb., and Khan Academy, a non-profit organization that offers video lectures on subjects like physics and finance for 99 cents per download.

"YouTube Goes Offline," YouTube News Announcement, February 12, 2009 --- http://www.youtube.com/blog?entry=Mp1pWVLh3_Y

We are always looking for ways to make it easier for you to find, watch, and share videos. Many of you have told us that you wanted to take your favorite videos offline. So we've started working with a few partners who want their videos shared universally and even enjoyed away from an Internet connection.

Many video creators on YouTube want their work to be seen far and wide. They don't mind sharing their work, provided that they get the proper credit. Using
Creative Commons licenses, we're giving our partners and community more choices to make that happen. Creative Commons licenses permit people to reuse downloaded content under certain conditions.

We're also testing an option that gives video owners the ability to permit downloading of their videos from YouTube. Partners could choose to offer their video downloads for free or for a small fee paid through
Google Checkout. Partners can set prices and decide which license they want to attach to the downloaded video files (for more info on the types of licenses, take a look here).

For example, universities use YouTube to share lectures and research with an ever-expanding audience. In an effort to promote the sharing of information, we are testing free downloads of YouTube videos from
Stanford, Duke, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UCTV (broadcasting programs from throughout the UC system). YouTube users who are traveling or teachers who want to show these videos in classrooms with limited or no connectivity should find this particularly useful.

A small number of other YouTube partners, including
khanacademy, householdhacker and pogobat, are also participating in this test as an additional distribution and revenue-generating tool.

So how do these downloads work? The video watch pages of the participating partners link to the download option below the left-hand corner of the video. To help you keep track of the videos you have previously purchased, we have created a new
"My Purchases" tab under "My Videos."

If you are a partner who is interested in participating, you can find out more about the test and enter your information
here.

Please do share your feedback with us by joining the discussion
here
.

Best,
Thai Tran
Product Manager

Bob Jensen's links to free online videos and tutorials in higher education are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI


Bob Jensen's Threads on Free Learning Materials
Shared Open Courseware (OCW) from Around the World: OKI, MIT, Rice, Berkeley, Yale, and Other Sharing Universities ---
http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

Distance Education.org or DistanceEducation.Org is a Great Helper Site
Ben Pheiffer in San Antonio forwarded this link to a terrific listing (with pricing estimates) of online training and education degree programs and courses from respectable universities --- http://www.distance-education.org/Courses/
Both graduate and undergraduate degree programs are listed as well as training courses (some free). I added to my listings of worldwide online training and education programs at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Crossborder.htm 

Open Science Directory --- http://www.opensciencedirectory.net/


Teach Philosopy 101  --- http://www.teachphilosophy101.org/
This site presents strategies and resources for faculty members and graduate assistants who are teaching Introduction to Philosophy courses; it also includes material of interest to college faculty generally. The mission of TΦ101 is to provide free, user-friendly resources to the academic community. All of the materials are provided on an open source license. You may also print as many copies as you wish (please print in landscape). TΦ101 carries no advertising. I am deeply indebted to Villanova University for all of the support that has made this project possible.
John Immerwahr, Professor of Philosophy, Villanova University

Ask Philosophers --- http://www.amherst.edu/askphilosophers/

 

  • This site puts the talents and knowledge of philosophers at the service of the general public. Send in a question that you think might be related to philosophy and we will do our best to respond to it. To date, there have been 1375 questions posted and 1834 responses.

    Philosophy Talk (Audio) --- http://www.philosophytalk.org/

    London School of Economics Information Systems and Innovation Group Video Archive ---
    http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/informationSystems//newsAndEvents/videoArchive.htm

    Understanding Economics --- http://www.henrygeorge.org/


    PhilPapers is a comprehensive directory of online philosophy articles and books by academic philosophers.
    We monitor journals in many areas of philosophy, as well as archives and personal pages. We also accept articles directly from users, who can provide links or upload copies. Some features require that you sign in first, but creating an account is easy and free ---
    http://philpapers.org/

    Jensen Comment
    Some of the submissions to this site are not available elsewhere.

    Chronicle of Higher Education review on June 2, 2009 ---
    http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/index.php?id=3803&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en


    Harvard U. Students Support Open Access for Student Theses A Harvard University student group
    Harvard College Free Culture, has created a freely accessible Web site for seniors’ theses, according to a staff editorial last week in the campus newspaper, The Harvard Crimson. Students voluntarily post their theses to the Web site. The editorial announced its support for the project, saying it “should help students find models for senior theses as they enter the daunting process” of writing their own theses. The paper also stated that the project fits well with the open access plan recently adopted by the university’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Andrea L. Foster, Chronicle of Higher Education, April 14, 2008 ---
    Click here

    Jensen Comment
    This makes both plagiarism by students of the world and detection of plagiarism by instructors of the world simultaneously easier ---
    http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Plagiarism.htm

    Bob Jensen's threads on open access of learning materials are at the following three sites:

    This also makes Harvard seniors models for judging how well top students write as seniors in college. How well are your students doing in comparison?

    Financial Education For All:  Federal Reserve Bank of New York --- http://www.newyorkfed.org/education/econ_eduforall.html

    The Federal Reserve (a five part video series) --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dmPchuXIXQ&feature=related

    Financial Times: Podcasts --- http://podcast.ft.com/

    Bob Jensen's Primer on Derivatives --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/2008Bailout.htm#Primer

     


    Free Textbooks and Cases --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm#Textbooks

    Mathematics Books on FreeBooks.com --- http://www.freebookcentre.net/SpecialCat/Free-Mathematics-Books-Download.html

    Free Mathematics and Statistics Tutorials --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#050421Mathematics

    Video: Why Singapore Leads The World In Mathematics --- http://www.simoleonsense.com/why-singapore-leads-the-world-in-mathematics/

    My Good Friend Bill Trench
    One of my very good friends in my days at Trinity University was mathematics professor Bill Trench. Bill retired several years before I retired, but he's still very active in mathematics research and presentations of his research.
    Andrew G. Cowles Distinguished Professor (Retired) ---
    http://ramanujan.math.trinity.edu/wtrench/index.shtml

    Bill and Beverly first retired near Pike's Peak in Colorado but now own a circa 1803 house near Concord, New Hampshire. Among their successful children is one with a well-known name --- Joe Trench, President for Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Services Performance,

    INTRODUCTION TO REAL ANALYSIS by William Trench can now be downloaded free --- http://ramanujan.math.trinity.edu/wtrench/misc/index.shtml
    A complete solutions manual is available by request to
    wtrench@trinity.edu  on verification of faculty status

    This book was previously published by Pearson Education. This free edition is made available in the hope that it will be useful as a textbook or reference. Reproduction is permitted for any valid noncommercial educational, mathematical, or scientific purpose. It may be posted on faculty web pages for convenience of student downloads. However, sale of or charges for any part of this book beyond reasonable reproduction costs are prohibited.

    Free Online Textbooks, Videos, and Tutorials --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm#Textbooks
    Free Tutorials in Various Disciplines ---
    http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#Tutorials
    Edutainment and Learning Games ---
    http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/thetools.htm#Edutainment
    Open Sharing Courses ---
    http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

     

    Free Science and Medicine Tutorials --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#Science

    Free Social Science and Philosophy Tutorials --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#Social

    Teaching Materials (especially video) from PBS

    Teacher Source:  Arts and Literature --- http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/arts_lit.htm

    Teacher Source:  Health & Fitness --- http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/health.htm

    Teacher Source: Math --- http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/math.htm

    Teacher Source:  Science --- http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/sci_tech.htm

    Teacher Source:  PreK2 --- http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/prek2.htm

    Teacher Source:  Library Media ---  http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/library.htm

    Free Education and Research Videos from Harvard University --- http://athome.harvard.edu/archive/archive.asp

    VYOM eBooks Directory --- http://www.vyomebooks.com/

    Free eBooks --- http://www.free-ebooks.net/

    From Princeton Online
    The Incredible Art Department ---
    http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/

    Online Mathematics Textbooks --- http://www.math.gatech.edu/~cain/textbooks/onlinebooks.html

    National Library of Virtual Manipulatives --- http://enlvm.usu.edu/ma/nav/doc/intro.jsp 

     

    Bob Jensen's threads on free online mathematics tutorials are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#050421Mathematics

     

    Chem1 Virtual Textbook --- http://www.chem1.com/acad/webtext/virtualtextbook.html

     

    Bob Jensen's threads on online helpers for science and medicine learning are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#Science

     

    Bob Jensen's threads on open sharing of courseware are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI
     

    Free Library (in topic categories) --- http://www.thefreelibrary.com/

     

    Open Library --- http://www.openlibrary.org/
    For a good review, see
    http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2007/08/08/mclemee

    Some of Bob Jensen's Tutorials

     

     

     


    Online Statistics Education (including resources for teachers)  --- http://onlinestatbook.com/2/

    Introduction to Statistical Thinking (With R, Without Calculus) --- http://pluto.huji.ac.il/~msby/StatThink/IntroStat.pdf
    StatsTeachR ---
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kE1jZcJhBgM/U1vQwFH-ZVI/AAAAAAAACX8/ca6nLTAtP8U/s1600/Capture.GIF
    Econometrician David Giles claims this is a great resource ---
    http://davegiles.blogspot.com/2014/04/great-resource-for-teaching-statistics.html

     


    Moodle 1.7 --- http://moodle.org/ 

    The word moodle is an acronym for "modular object-oriented dynamic learning environment", which is quite a mouthful. The Scout Report stated the following about Moodle 1.7. It is a tremendously helpful opens-source e-learning platform. With Moodle, educators can create a wide range of online courses with features that include forums, quizzes, blogs, wikis, chat rooms, and surveys. On the Moodle website, visitors can also learn about other features and read about recent updates to the program. This application is compatible with computers running Windows 98 and newer or Mac OS X and newer.


    July 14, 2006 message from Ivy Banaag [ibanaag@ECNext.com]

    Hello Bob,

    My name is Ivy Carla, and I work for ECNext, Inc. After reviewing your website, specifically the Helpers for Searching the Web section,
    http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/searchh.htm, I wanted to propose you consider adding a new online textbooks site, iChapters.com.

    iChapters.com offers brand new textbooks, in electronic & print formats. Electronic versions of college textbooks, including individual chapters, are available for immediate download at affordable prices. Only at iChapters.com can you choose to buy just what you need at the price you want to pay.

    Students who frequent your website, especially those with a tight budget, will surely benefit from iChapters. I am hoping that you can help them find us by including iChapters (
    http://www.iChapters.com) on your Helpers for Searching the Web section.


    Please don’t hesitate to contact me (ivy@ecnext.com) if you have any questions.

    Ivy Carla
    iChapters.com


    From the University of Illinois Issues in Scholarly Communication Blog, February 7, 2006 --- http://www.library.uiuc.edu/blog/scholcomm/

    Publisher Launches Ad-Supported Online Text HarperCollins has announced a new program that will make book content available free online, supported by advertiser links that share the page with the text. Officials from the publisher said the Harper program will focus on nonfiction and reference books, noting that advertisers are likely not as interested in paying to support literary fiction. The first book offered in the program, "Go It Alone! The Secret to Building a Successful Business on Your Own" by Bruce Judson, was published in 2004 and later released in paperback. One test of the program will be whether ad sales offset lost sales, according to Murray, group president of HarperCollins. Despite the ongoing squabbles over online access to books, supporters of the idea still believe it has potential. Author M.J. Rose said that no one wants to read an entire book online but that if they have easy access to a text on the Web and they like it, they will be encouraged to buy a copy. Associated Press, 6 February 2006 Edupage, February 06, 2006 http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060206/ap_en_bu/publishing_free_text 


    Wikibooks, the open-content textbooks collection --- http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikibooks:Business_bookshelf


    Community College Open-Textbook Project Gets Under Way
    Especially note the open sharing sources being used

    The Community College Open Textbook Project begins this week with a member meeting in California," by Catherine Rampell, Chronicle of Higher Education, April 29, 2008 --- Click Here

    At the meeting, representatives of institutions around the country will start reviewing open-textbook models for “quality, usability, accessibility, and sustainability,” according to a news release. They will initially review four providers of free online educational resources: Connexions, run by Rice University; Flat World Knowledge, a commercial digital-textbook publisher that will begin offering free textbooks online next year; the University of California’s UC College Prep Online, which offers Advanced Placement and other courses online; and the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources, which was founded by the Foothill-De Anza Community College District and the League for Innovation in the Community College.

    The open-textbook project was paid for by a $530,000 grant to the Foothill-De Anza Community College District from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

    Bob Jensen's threads on open sharing are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

    Bob Jensen's threads on free online tutorials in various academic disciplines are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#Tutorials

     


    Online Textbooks and Tutorials in Accounting and Finance

    Free accounting textbook from a generous accounting professor ---
    http://www.ibtimes.com/prnews/20081218/ny-flat-world-knowldg.htm
    Also see http://www.flatworldknowledge.com/Joe-Hoyle-Podcast 

    --Each chapter opens with a video to explain the importance of the material and get the student interested in reading the chapter before they even start.

    --The material (all 17 chapters) is written in a question and answer (Socratic) format to engage and guide the students through each area.   The subjects are broken down into a manageable and logical size.  Faculty often complain that students do not read the textbooks.  I think this format can change that trend.

    --Embedded multiple-choice questions are included on virtually every page to provide immediate feedback for the students.  CJ and I wrote the multiple choice questions ourselves as we wrote the manuscript to ensure that they would tie together logically.

    --Each chapter ends with a review video where we challenge the students to pick the five most important areas from the chapter.  I firmly believe that students need to learn to evaluate what they are reading.  We then provide our own “Top Five” list so that they can see where we agree and where we disagree.

    Yes, professors do get hard copy versions.

    Joe is also behind the free CPA Review course that was once commercial but then became a freebie to the world.
    Free CPA Review Course
    --- http://cpareviewforfree.com/  

    Thanks for open sharing Joe!

     -----Original Message-----
    From: Hoyle, Joe
    [mailto:jhoyle@richmond.edu
    Sent: Monday, August 17, 2009 8:09 AM
    To: Undisclosed recipients
    Subject: Help

    I am sending this note to a wonderful group of college teachers that I have come in contact with over the years.  I sent the following note to my own faculty about my new financial accounting textbook.  I thought I would just forward it to other folks that I knew.  Okay, I know most of you don’t teach accounting but maybe you know someone who does.  I am really excited about the textbook.  In some ways, I feel that I have taught in college for 38 years in preparation to write this book.  Anyway, I’d love for you to pass along the info if you know someone who might be interested.

    Hope life goes well for you and that you are gearing up, once again, to start teaching.  On August 24th, I enter the classroom for the 39 year.  I can hardly wait.

    Joe Hoyle
    University of Richmond

    To:  Richmond Accounting Faculty
    From:  Joe

    As some of you know, I (along with C. J. Skender of UNC) will be coming out with a brand new Introduction to Financial Accounting textbook in the fall.  It is being published by Flat World Knowledge and is quite literally a free textbook.  The company makes its money by selling supplements to the students.  But, the on-line version is absolutely free.

    We often complain about the cost of textbooks but, as faculty, we rarely actually do anything about it.  This is one opportunity.

    So, do me a favor if you don't mind.  Flat World is a start-up company (created by two editors at Prentice Hall) and competing against the big publishers is extremely difficult.  Here is the URL for a podcast (about 10 minutes) that I did last week to explain the unique features of the textbook (and it IS a unique textbook). 

    http://www.flatworldknowledge.com/Joe-Hoyle-Podcast

     I wish the sound quality were better but it was done over the phone lines.

    If you know friends, acquaintances, enemies, total strangers at other schools who teach financial accounting, would you pass along the URL just to start getting the word out?  You don’t need to recommend it – just tell them it will be free and has been getting excellent reviews (certainly the best that I have ever received).

     I already know the first question:  Yes, professors do get hard copy versions.

    People talk about wanting something different in textbooks.  Over the last two years, CJ and I have tried to produce what we believe the textbook of the 21st century should look like.  It has 17 chapters and covers all the traditional stuff:  receivables, inventory, fixed assets, contingencies, bonds, statement of cash flows, etc.

    --Each chapter opens with a video to explain the importance of the material and get the student interested in reading the chapter before they even start.

    --The material (all 17 chapters) is written in a question and answer (Socratic) format to engage and guide the students through each area.   The subjects are broken down into a manageable and logical size.  Faculty often complain that students do not read the textbooks.  I think this format can change that trend.

     

    --Embedded multiple-choice questions are included on virtually every page to provide immediate feedback for the students.  CJ and I wrote the multiple choice questions ourselves as we wrote the manuscript to ensure that they would tie together logically.

     

    --Each chapter ends with a review video where we challenge the students to pick the five most important areas from the chapter.  I firmly believe that students need to learn to evaluate what they are reading.  We then provide our own “Top Five” list so that they can see where we agree and where we disagree.

     

    If you have any questions, please let me know.

     

    You can get more information about the company at www.flatworldknowledge.com

    Joe Hoyle

    Educational Resources and Exams to Become an Accountant or CPA --- http://www.accountingedu.org/

    Free CPA Review Course --- http://cpareviewforfree.com/

    Free books in Finance --- http://www.e-booksdirectory.com/listing.php?category=342 

    November 5, 2008 Reply from Bob Jensen

    Hi Mark

    Although this link is far too advanced for basic accounting students, there’s a terrific summary of the mathematics of finance at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematics_of_finance
    I think it is better summary than you will find in most textbooks.

    I don't think PowerPoint is as effective as using Excel itself to explain basic or advanced mathematics of finance.

    My preference is to teach basic mathematics of finance and Excel functions at the same time in basic accounting or basic finance.
    In particular, Excel has a number of quirks when using functions. I have a helper Excel workbook that I developed over the years of dealing with Excel function quirks that confuse students learning the basic of Excel financial functions  ---
    http://www.cs.trinity.edu/~rjensen/funclong.xls
    Students can always select a cell and then view the Excel function that generated the number.
    The can also see why a particular function did not work because of using the wrong syntax.

    I also have an introduction Excel workbook that explains, among other thing, how present value tables are derived.
    See
    http://www.cs.trinity.edu/~rjensen/funcIntro.xls
    Students can always select a cell and then view the Excel function that generated the number.

    The Journal spread sheet has a pretty good illustration of notes payable amortization schedule derivation and graphing ---
    http://www.cs.trinity.edu/~rjensen/133spans.xls
    This is also one of the more popular illustrations of swap accounting in my workshops.

    Video on the History of Present Value --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqbLxnzhp1E
    I don’t quite know what to think about this one other than it needs more dialog and less music.

    Future Value Video --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTWE0KpbgmA

    Video on the basics of Excel functions --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZA-SxS6LmE

    Video on the NPV function in Excel --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOqEpxNGQjk
    Calculating NPV with a romantic Irish accent ---
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqc5n4nMbVI

    Budgeting and Internal Rate of Return Video --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B89vwItBFfk

    Financial Analysis Using Excel
    Part 1 ---
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM63moi1Qjo
    Part 2 ---
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJIqK4nCo_M
    Part 3 ---
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPrGiyjiiuc
    Part 4 ---
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfjiWmVK2Z4

    Sharing Professor of the Year
    Susan V. Crosson at Santa Fe College is one of the most sharing professors in all of accounting education.

    Her extensive free videos are tremendous.

    She’s operating out an expanded server at http://dept.sfcollege.edu/business/susan.crosson/

    ACG2021 Financial Accounting:    Fall 2009 Courses
    ACG2071 Managerial Accounting:   Fall 2009 Courses

    Video:  Paddy Hirsh of American Public Media uses his usual sense of humor to explain interest rates in 2 min. --- 
    http://vimeo.com/8201490


    Textbook Handouts from Jim Peters

    April 2, 2010 message from Peters, James M [jpeters@NMHU.EDU]

    Personally, I don't use published texts in most of my classes, I write my own. After 10 years working with the cognitive psychologists at Carnegie Mellon University and their Center for Innovations in Learning and their Center for Teaching Excellence, I realized that published texts are very poorly worded. I use the Socratic Method and so I don't lecture in the classroom. However, that method assumes that students get the explanations they need of the core material in the text. However, texts seem to be written more as encyclopedias that tools of explanation. I keep having to write explanations, which I termed "travelers guides" because students needed guidance through the theory. Eventually, I expanded them into my own text and dropped published texts. I tried to get one of my texts published one time, but was told they were too informal because I wrote them in a conversational style as if I were explaining the material to a student sitting in front of me.

    My students love my texts. I regularly talk to my alumni who, even after 10 years, still have my texts on their shelves and use them on the job. I have written auditing, accounting information systems, and financial statement analysis texts as well as managerial accounting chapters and chapters on not-for-profit and governmental financial statement analysis. It is a ton of work, but my classes become very tightly engineered around the texts and their is nothing in the text that I don't cover in the class.

    Periodically, another academic will look at them, but I don't think any have every used one. They are designed to cover exactly what I want to cover in a semester for my student population and to be used with Socratic Method and case-based teaching. (I also have developed a series of fairly comprehensive cases to go with them.) For my auditing text, I "stole with permission" a great, but very old tool Bill Felix and others created in the early 90's - SCAD. It is out of print and Bill told me I was free to use it as I see fit. While it certainly isn't a commercial piece of software, it is very simple, fast, and functional, and free.

    I appreciate that this is a radical and very time consuming approach, but, IMHO, it works (as my students keep telling me). I have always taken the position that if you can't write the text, you should not be teaching the class and I just help myself, literally, to that standard.

    Frankly, I think the text book industry has commoditized education and created the impression that good teaching only means finding the right text and using all their support materials. Their offerings are virtually identical to each other, turn into exercises in terminology overload, don't not explain things clearly, are way too expensive, and are continually revised for not reason other than increasing sales. There are some exceptions. I don't think I would try to replace Keiso in Intermediate. However, I felt that I needed to actually think about the material in great depth and insure that I understood it to its core principles. I didn't think I could do that effectively unless I wrote it down myself.

    Of course, I end up spending much more time per credit hour teaching than any other professor I have ever met in over 20 years in this business, so I doubt my approach will scale up. But I feel comfortable that I am doing the right thing.

    Jim

     

    April 4, 2010 message from Peters, James M [jpeters@NMHU.EDU]

    Jim Peters' Course Files

    The following are links to the texts I have written on the topics shown.  I can provide in-class assignments and solutions (the Socratic Method version of class notes) as well as cases and graded assignments for these classes on request.  You can e-mail me at jpeters@nmhu.edu.

    Financial Statement Analysis

    Accounting Information Systems

    Auditing

    Managerial Accounting

    Hi Jim,

    These "notes" are quite good.

    I was pleased to see that you teach MS Access in your in your AIS course.

    I used two outstanding published textbooks when I taught AIS --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/acct5342/acct5342.htm

    However, I prepared self-study videos. Especially for students learning Access.
    Students who are struggling with some of the quirks of Access might find some of the videos helpful ---
    http://www.cs.trinity.edu/~rjensen/video/acct5342/
    Most of the Access tutorials are called PQQ meaning "Possible Quiz Questions"

    I did not teach much Access in the classroom, but students were assigned "Possible Quiz Questions" from the two textbooks and from my assigned tasks that I expected them to learn.
    I taught this course in an electronic classroom where every student had a computer. I could then give quizzes and examinations where students had to perform computer tasks like write database queries, make charts, etc.

    You will also find some Excel videos, but I really didn't teach Excel in the AIS course except for a few topics like pivot tables and charts. I did make students do financial statement analysis using Microsoft's annual reports that have downloadable pivot charts.

    Bob Jensen

     

     

     

     

     


    November 5, 2008 reply from AMY HAAS [haasfive@MSN.COM]

    Check out this website. FINANCIAL MATH http://math247.pbwiki.com/Financial+Math  This excellent web site has step-by-step instructions for solving financial math problems. Check it out for help with appendix A: The time value of money. Here's the link that you can paste into your browser: http://math247.pbwiki.com/Financial+Math 

    Amy Haas

    November 5, 2008 reply from Patricia Walters [patricia@DISCLOSUREANALYTICS.COM]

    Here's a link that I like:

    http://www.studyfinance.com/lessons/timevalue/index.mv 

    It's possible someone else sent it to you previously, but I actually like redundancy.

    Regards,
    Pat

    Introduction to Security Edition 7, by Robert J. Fischer and Gion Green (Elsevier, 2004)
    Note that this link provides a very generous preview ---
    Click Here
    Parts could be used by students for free and other readers gainfully for no charge.

    Bob Jensen's threads on general education tutorials are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#Tutorials

    Financial Education For All: Federal Reserve Bank of New York --- http://www.newyorkfed.org/education/econ_eduforall.html

    Financial Times: Podcasts --- http://podcast.ft.com/

    Community College Open-Textbook Project Gets Under Way
    Especially note the open sharing sources being used

    The Community College Open Textbook Project begins this week with a member meeting in California," by Catherine Rampell, Chronicle of Higher Education, April 29, 2008 --- Click Here

    At the meeting, representatives of institutions around the country will start reviewing open-textbook models for “quality, usability, accessibility, and sustainability,” according to a news release. They will initially review four providers of free online educational resources: Connexions, run by Rice University; Flat World Knowledge, a commercial digital-textbook publisher that will begin offering free textbooks online next year; the University of California’s UC College Prep Online, which offers Advanced Placement and other courses online; and the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources, which was founded by the Foothill-De Anza Community College District and the League for Innovation in the Community College.

    The open-textbook project was paid for by a $530,000 grant to the Foothill-De Anza Community College District from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

    Bob Jensen's threads on open sharing are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

    Bob Jensen's threads on free online tutorials in various academic disciplines are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#Tutorials

    A frequently-updated blog to free lectures from prestigious universities --- http://www.oculture.com/2007/07/freeonlinecourses.html
    Bob Jensen's threads on open sharing courses and videos ---
    http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

    Financial Executives International (FEI) free television --- http://www.financialexecutives.org/eweb/startpage.aspx?site=_fei
     


    March 6, 2010 message from Hussein Abdulrasool [hsumar@telus.net]

    Hello Bob,

    I have a very useful accounting training website http://www.accountingscholar.com  that provides free in depth tutorials on over 15 accounting chapters, and specialized finance topics such as Time Value of Money , Bond Payable at Discounts/Premiums, Dividend Growth Models, Convertible/Preferred Shares & Corporate Structure.

    I would like to submit this site for listing on your Accounting resources page: http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm

    I feel my site will be a very handy tool for accounting/finance students coming to your resources page and therefore request you to link to this site:

    Title: Financial Accounting

    URL: http://www.accountingscholar.com

    Description: Free Online Accounting and Finance Training website for students, professionals & those seeking a career in Business/Finance.

    If you have any questions, feel free to email me back. I can also link back to your finance related website.

    Thank you,

    Hussein
    hsumar@telus.net


    Financial Education for Teachers: The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis --- http://www.minneapolisfed.org/community_education/teacher/


    Bob Jensen's essay on the financial crisis bailout's aftermath and an alphabet soup of appendices can be found at
    http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/2008Bailout.htm


    Distance Education.org or DistanceEducation.Org is a Great Helper Site
    Ben Pheiffer in San Antonio forwarded this link to a terrific listing (with pricing estimates) of online training and education degree programs and courses from respectable universities --- http://www.distance-education.org/Courses/
    Both graduate and undergraduate degree programs are listed as well as training courses (some free). I added to my listings of worldwide online training and education programs at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Crossborder.htm 

    MIT's Sloan School of Management Open Sharing Course Materials (including some accounting courses) ---
    http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Sloan-School-of-Management/index.htm

    CPA Examination --- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cpa_examination
    Free CPA Examination Review Course --- http://cpareviewforfree.com/
    AccountingWeb Student Zone ---
    http://www.accountingweb.com/news/student_zone.html 

    Free Accounting Video (YouTube) Tutorials
    May 27, 2008 message from Crosson, Susan [susan.crosson@SFCC.EDU]

    I have done both Financial and Managerial Accounting videos for my students and posted them on YouTube. They are free to anyone. In fact, they have been viewed by over 70,000 folks worldwide.

    Here are the easy links organized by topic and chapter:

    Financial:       http://www.youtube.com/SusanCrosson

    Managerial:     http://www.youtube.com/SusanCrosson

    or go to YouTube.com directly and input my account SusanCrosson or http://www.youtube.com/SusanCrosson 

    If you have any other questions, glad to answer...
    Susan Crosson

    Quamut's Free Basic Accounting Tutorial --- http://www.quamut.com/quamut/accounting_basics

    "A Quick Tour of Basic Accounting Concepts: No Extra Caffeine Required!" by Michael Sack Elmaleh --- http://www.understand-accounting.net/

    Annuity Buyer's Guide --- http://www.annuitybuyersguide.com/

    One of the earliest and probably the most famous accounting and investment scandal was the South Sea Bubble in 1720
    From the Harvard University Business School
    Sunk in Lucre's Sordid Charms: South Sea Bubble Resources in the Kress Collection at Baker Library ---
    http://www.library.hbs.edu/hc/ssb/

    Bob Jensen's threads on accounting history ---
    http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/theory01.htm#AccountingHistory


    Pete Wilson provides some great videos on how to make accounting judgments ---
     
    http://www.navigatingaccounting.com/


    Very interesting ethics video of former WorldCom Controller David Meyers at Baylor University  -
    http://www.baylortv.com/streaming/001496/300kbps_str.asx 


    Free Accounting Tutorials in Basic Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, and Managerial/Cost Accounting --- http://www.studymyaccounting.com/
    The site is maintained by Professor Janice Cobb - TCU
    2006 Texas Society of CPAs Outstanding Educator Award Winner --- http://www.tscpa.org/studentLounge/educators/College/OutstandingEd.asp
    It was later pointed out to me that some, but not all, the content is free.

     
    So, you want to learn Bookkeeping! by Bean Counter's Dave Marshall --- http://www.dwmbeancounter.com/tutorial/Tutorial.html
     

    Principles of Accounting by Larry Walther --- http://www.principlesofaccounting.com/
    (A free online textbook without advertising)

    NetTom Financial Analysis site (from Africa) --- http://cbdd.wsu.edu/kewlcontent/cdoutput/TOM505/index.htm

    Matthew Averkamp sent me the link to the Accounting Coach tutorial site that bills itself as "The World's Largest Free Online Accounting Course" --- http://www.accountingcoach.com/

    AccountingCoach.com was developed by Harold Averkamp, a university senior lecturer emeritus and consultant known for his ability to explain material in a clear manner. Mr. Averkamp realized that the Internet would allow him to share his knowledge and passion for teaching accounting with people throughout the world in a convenient, cost-effective manner. The combination of educator, consultant, real-world examples, and computer links provide for an ease in understanding.

    • Crystal-Clear Explanations of 27 Accounting Topics
    • Links to an Accounting Dictionary with More Than 1,000 Accounting Terms Defined.
    • Q&A Blog Where Accounting Questions are Answered Weekly.
    • Drills and Exams with Immediate Feedback.
    • 50+ Interactive and Printable Accounting Crossword Puzzles.
    • Community Forum with Accounting Related Discussions.
    • More Than 790 Testimonials and 2,000,000 Visitors!

    Jensen Comment
    I commend Professor Averkamp for providing so many free samplings of accounting education material online. However, it should also be noted that this is a lead in promoting the sales of books that are not free ---
    http://www.accountingcoach.com/affiliates.html
    However, a very large amount of material is free.

    Educational Resources from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco --- http://www.frbsf.org/education/


    "Currency Translation Adjustments:  Use Excel to understand how multinational companies manage currency translation risks,"
    by Susan M. Sorensen and Donald L. Kyle, 

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    Accounting for currency translation risks can be very complex. This article addresses only the basics and provides some tools to help the reader understand the issues and find resources.

    Globalization has changed the old accounting rule that debits equal credits. Net income became just one part of comprehensive income, and the equity part of the accounting equation became: Equity = Stock + Other Comprehensive Income + Retained Earnings. Other comprehensive income contains items that do not flow through the income statement. The currency translation adjustment in other comprehensive income is taken into income when a disposition occurs.

     Accounting risk may be hedged. One way that companies may hedge their net investment in a subsidiary is to take out a loan denominated in the foreign currency. Some firms experience natural hedging because of the distribution of their foreign currency denominated assets and liabilities. It is possible for parent companies to hedge with intercompany debt as long as the debt qualifies under the hedging rules. Others choose to enter into instruments such as foreign exchange forward contracts, foreign exchange option contracts and foreign exchange swaps. Unfortunately, FX rate changes cannot always be anticipated and hedging has risks and costs.


    Susan M. Sorensen, CPA, Ph.D., has 30 years of public accounting experience and is an assistant professor of accounting, and Donald L. Kyle, CPA, Ph.D., is a professor of accounting, both at the University of Houston–Clear Lake. Their e-mail addresses are sorensen@uhcl.edu and kyle@uhcl.edu, respectively.

    Bob Jensen's threads on free accounting tutorials are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm#Textbooks
    Scroll down to the accounting textbooks, videos, and tutorials


    Wow Online Accounting History Book (Free)
    Thank you David A.R. Forrester for providing a great, full-length, and online book:
    An Invitation to Accounting History ---
    http://accfinweb.account.strath.ac.uk/df/contents.html 
    Note especially Section B2 --- "
    Rational Administration, Finance And Control Accounting:  the Experience of Cameralism" --- http://accfinweb.account.strath.ac.uk/df/b2.html 

    Forrester's great book is no longer free --- http://isbndb.com/d/book/an_invitation_to_accounting_history.html

    Marivic D. Valenzuela-Manalo's Introduction to Accounting History book is free ---
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/8284374/Unit-I-Introduction-to-Accounting

    A nice timeline of accounting history --- http://www.docstoc.com/docs/2187711/A-HISTORY-OF-ACCOUNTING

    Accounting history lecture worth noting --- http://newman.baruch.cuny.edu/digital/saxe/saxe_1978/baxter_79.htm

     


    The AICPA maintains a helper site for guidance on the replacement of FASB/SEC standards with IASB international standards --- http://www.ifrs.com/
    Also see
    http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/theory01.htm#MethodsForSetting
    And see
    http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/theory01.htm#FASBvsIASB


    Question
    Where can students substitute their college instructors for an online ($399) McGraw-Hill tutor for possible college credit?

    An accounting tutor (not for advanced courses)  is listed at http://straighterline.com/courses/descriptions/#accounting1

    Other course tutors, including college algebra and English composition, are listed at http://straighterline.com/

    "Who Needs a Professor When There's a Tutor Available?" by Jeffrey R. Young, Chronicle of Higher Education, June 17, 2008 --- http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/index.php?id=3095&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

    An unusual new commercial service offers low-cost online courses and connects students to accredited colleges who will accept the courses for credit. The only thing missing: professors.

    The service, called StraighterLine, is run by SmartThinking, a company that operates an online tutoring service used by about 300 colleges and universities. The online courses offered by StraighterLine are self-guided, and if students run into trouble they can summon a tutor from SmartThiking and talk with them via instant messaging. Students turn in their assignments or papers to tutors for grading as well.

    “We’re using our tutoring service as the instructional component,” says Burck Smith, CEO of SmartThinking. “Students move through the course, and when they have a problem they click a button and they’re talking with a tutor.”

    The courses cost $399 each, which includes 10 hours of time with a tutor. If students need more one-on-one help, they can pay extra for more tutoring.

    The courses themselves were developed by McGraw-Hill, and StraighterLine uses Blackboard’s course-management service. So this virtual college is essentially cobbled together from various off-the-shelf learning services.

    So far three colleges have agreed to grant credit for the StraighterLine courses — Fort Hays State University, Jones International University, and Potomac College.

    The colleges see the partnership as a way to attract new students. “One of the things we hope to do is convert those students to Jones students,” says D. Terry Rawls, a vice chancellor at Jones International. “My expectation is that in reality students will take one maybe two courses with StraighterLine and then the students will take the rest of their courses with us.”

    Richard Garrett, a senior analyst for Eduventures, sees the service as part of a broader trend of colleges granting credit for unconventional college experience, provided that the students can pass a test or otherwise demonstrate competency. And that raises the question, he says, “what is the core business of the academy versus what can be outsourced?

     

    Jensen Comment
    It may well be that colleges and universities may soon have to accept transfer credit for these tutors from such places as Fort Hays State University ---
    http://www.fhsu.edu/

    In addition to its onsite programs in Hays, Kansas, Fort Hays State University has its own online degree programs at http://www.fhsu.edu/virtualcollege/

    Bob Jensen's threads on asynchronous learning --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/255wp.htm

    Bob Jensen's threads on distance education training and education alternatives --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/crossborder.htm

    Bob Jensen's threads on free online video courses and course materials from leading universities --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

    Bob Jensen's threads on assessment --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/assess.htm

    Bob Jensen's threads on the dark side --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/theworry.htm

    Bob Jensen's threads on education technology --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/0000start.htm

    Free online tutorials --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#Tutorials

    Free textbooks and tutorials --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm

    Excel Tutorial Videos

    Eileen Taylor asked me to forward her message about some Excel helper videos --- http://www.showmeacademy.com/
    Eileen Z. Taylor, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Accounting
    North Carolina State University
    Campus Box 8113, Nelson Hall
    Raleigh, NC 27695-8113
    919-513-2476
    eileen_taylor@ncsu.edu

    Show-Me Academy provides concise video tutorials that show you how to accomplish specific tasks within common products or programming languages. All 54 of our video tutorials start with a common theme - Show me how to...

    I also provide some home made Excel and MS Access helper tutorials at http://www.cs.trinity.edu/~rjensen/video/acct5342/
    PQQ stands for Possible Quiz Questions (which is how I motivated students to study these videos outside the classroom)

    Free Online Textbooks, Videos, and Tutorials --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm#Textbooks
    Free Tutorials in Various Disciplines ---
    http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#Tutorials
    Edutainment and Learning Games ---
    http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/thetools.htm#Edutainment
    Open Sharing Courses ---
    http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

    Harvard College's Computer Science 50 (video tutorials for learning about computers) --- http://cs50.tv/

     

    Freeload Press ((Free books with advertising)) --- http://www.freeloadpress.com/

    Freeload Press Finance Books

    Financial Management: Principles and Practice, 4e
    (Gallagher)---  http://www.freeloadpress.com/bookDetail.aspx?bId=1011
     

    Fundamentals of Financial Managing, 2e
    By Werner and Stoner
    Book Synopsis | Instructor Download
     

    Corporate Finance Tutorial --- http://michaelguth.com/economist/corporate_finance_tutorial.html

    Free Finance Tutorials --- http://www.learnthat.com/finance/

    Budgeting
    Credit Cards and Debt
    Finance
    Personal Finance

    Free Tutorials in Business and Finance --- http://www.mytutorials.com/cat/more/256/Finance/


    Free Tutorials from Finance Scholar --- http://www.financescholar.com/

    Road Runner Free Tutorials in Various Categories --- http://www.tutorialselect.com

    Kennolyn --- http://www.kennolyn.net/1970/01/01/free-online-personal-finance-tutorials/

    The Washington Post Tutorial Finder --- http://mediadesigner.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=317758
     

    Freeload Press Accounting Books --- http://www.freeloadpress.com/cataloginstructor.html
    (Free books with advertising)

    Accounting Books:

    1. A Website Devoted to Introductory Accounting
      Intro to Accounting - Simple (Lessons, Problems, Solutions) --- http://www.simplestudies.com/
       

    2. Financial Accounting: A Business Perspective, 9e
      By Hermanson and Edwards
      Book Synopsis | Download Book
       
    3. Study Guide: Financial Accounting: A Business Perspective, 9e
      By Hermanson and Edwards
      Book Synopsis | Download Book
       
    4. Working Papers: Financial Accounting: A Business Perspective, 9e
      By Hermanson and Edwards
      Book Synopsis | Download Book

       
    5. Accounting Principles: A Business Perspective, 8e
      By Hermanson and Edwards
      Book Synopsis | Download Book
       
    6. Study Guide: Principles of Accounting, 8e
      By Hermanson and Edwards
      Book Synopsis | Download Book
       
    7. Working Papers: Principles of Accounting, 8e
      By Hermanson and Edwards
      Book Synopsis | Download Book

       
    8. Managerial Accounting, 8e
      By Hermanson, Edwards, and Ivancevich
      Book Synopsis Coming Soon |
      Download Book
       
    9. Study Guide: Managerial Accounting, 8e
      By Hermanson, Edwards, and Ivancevich
      Book Synopsis Coming Soon | Download coming soon!
       
    10. Working Papers: Managerial Accounting, 8e
      By Hermanson, Edwards, and Ivancevich
      Book Synopsis Coming Soon | Download coming soon!

       

    April 14, 2006 message from Don Edwards [edwards26@charter.net]

    You may be interested in what your old friend has been doing for the last several months. The website www.freeloadpress.com  contains the publication of three Accounting Textbooks which have been made available to college & University students FREE:

    • Accounting Principles
    • Financial Accounting
    • Managerial Accounting

    The element that makes the books available for free is based on sponsorships by American businesses. You may want to visit this website and access either the instructors area or the students area. This is an interesting adventure for us and it could be meaningful for both students and instructors, again at NO COST.

    If you have a reaction to this, I would be glad to hear from you.

    All the best,

     J. Don Edwards

    James Don is a former President of the American Accounting Association and member of the Accounting Hall of Fame --- Click Here

    Online Accounting Tutorials

    Bean Counter's Dave Marshall --- http://www.dwmbeancounter.com/tutorial/Tutorial.html

    Simple Studies --- http://www.simplestudies.com/

    Middle City --- http://www.middlecity.com/

    Responsive --- http://www.responsive.co.nz/tutorial.html

    From WordPress --- http://freeaccountingtutorial.wordpress.com/2006/11/21/how-to-maintain-accounts-book-keeping-free-accounting-tutorial/

    Cash Flow Analysis --- http://www.cashflow.in/

     

    O'Keefe Accounting Library  http://library.sau.edu/bestinfo/Majors/Accnt/accindex.htm

    Dan Gode's Financial Accounting Tutor (not Free) --- http://www.almaris.com/fact/fact-overview.htm
    Dan Gode's home page --- http://www.dangode.com/

    Free Statements on Management Accounting (SMAs)  and Tutorials for Managment Accounting
    From the Institute of Management Accountants ---
    http://www.imanet.org/publications_statements.asp

    Some combinations of fee-based accounting and business books and (possibly free) online supplements are listed at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob1.htm#BooksandCases
    Note that most of these listings are not repeated above, so please click on the above link.

    Bob Jensen's search helpers are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/searchh.htm 
    Accounting topic search helpers ---
    http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/searchh.htm#Accounting
    Note that most of these listings are not repeated above, so please click on the above link.

    Free Access to Back Issues of The Accounting Review --- http://maaw.info/TheAccountingReview.htm

    Free and Fee Accounting Software --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob1.htm#AccountingSoftware

    You can order back issues or relevant links management and accounting books and journals from MAAW --- http://maaw.info/

    Free Access to Back Issues of The Accounting Review --- http://maaw.info/TheAccountingReview.htm 


    A First Course in Linear Algebra (free online textbook)  http://linear.ups.edu/opentexts.html


    A frequently-updated blog to free lectures from prestigious universities --- http://www.oculture.com/2007/07/freeonlinecourses.html
    Bob Jensen's threads on open sharing courses and videos ---
    http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI


    Excel Tutorial Videos

    Eileen Taylor asked me to forward her message about some Excel helper videos --- http://www.showmeacademy.com/
    Eileen Z. Taylor, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Accounting
    North Carolina State University
    Campus Box 8113, Nelson Hall
    Raleigh, NC 27695-8113
    919-513-2476
    eileen_taylor@ncsu.edu

    Show-Me Academy provides concise video tutorials that show you how to accomplish specific tasks within common products or programming languages. All 54 of our video tutorials start with a common theme - Show me how to...

    I also provide some home made Excel and MS Access helper tutorials at http://www.cs.trinity.edu/~rjensen/video/acct5342/
    PQQ stands for Possible Quiz Questions (which is how I motivated students to study these videos outside the classroom)

    Free Online Textbooks, Videos, and Tutorials --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm#Textbooks
    Free Tutorials in Various Disciplines --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#Tutorials
    Edutainment and Learning Games --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/thetools.htm#Edutainment
    Open Sharing Courses --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

     


    Online Economics Textbooks
                

    From the London School of Economics
    LSE Information Systems and Innovation Group Video Archive ---
    http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/informationSystems//newsAndEvents/videoArchive.htm

    Understanding Economics --- http://www.henrygeorge.org/

    A frequently-updated blog to free lectures from prestigious universities --- http://www.oculture.com/2007/07/freeonlinecourses.html
    Bob Jensen's threads on open sharing courses and videos ---
    http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

     

    See http://www.oswego.edu/~economic/newbooks.htm

    Web Resources in Economics --- http://www.helsinki.fi/WebEc/WebEc.html

    EconPhD --- http://www.econphd.net/
    Lecture notes, book notes. etc.

    Economics Principles and Practices --- http://econsources.com/EconSourcesBook.asp?PageID=1

    Economics Net-Textbook ---
    http://nova.umuc.edu/~black/pageg.html 

    Economy Professor (with a great glossary) ---
    http://www.economyprofessor.com/

    Economics and Game Theory by David K. Levine --- http://levine.sscnet.ucla.edu/

    Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith --- http://geolib.pair.com/smith.adam/woncont.html

    Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (History of Economic Thought) --- http://www.frbsf.org/publications/education/greateconomists/

    Economics Website --- http://www.mcwdn.org/ECONOMICS/EconMain.html
    This site is an introduction to basic concepts on economics and contains information, quizzes, activities and links to various online resources to learn more about our global economy.

    Introduction to Economic Analysis --- http://www.introecon.com/

    CyberEconomics --- http://ingrimayne.saintjoe.edu/econ/

    The Library of Economics and Liberty --- http://www.econlib.org/index.html

    The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith (1776) --- http://geolib.pair.com/smith.adam/woncont.html

    Mankiw’s Ten Principles of Economics, Translated by Yoram Bauman, University of Washington --- http://www.improbable.com/airchives/paperair/volume9/v9i2/mankiw.html

    From McMaster University
    Archive for the History of Economic Thought ---
    http://socserv.socsci.mcmaster.ca/~econ/ugcm/3ll3/

    Econ Sources --- http://www.econsources.com/

    Economic History Classics --- http://www.eh.net/

    Socialism by Ludwig von Mises --- http://www.econlib.org/library/Mises/msStoc.html

    Yahoo Groups Economics Collections --- http://groups.yahoo.com/group/conflictransition/messages/

    Tutor2u (economics) --- http://www.tutor2u.net/revision_notes_economics.asp

    Money:  What it is and how it works --- http://wfhummel.cnchost.com/

    Economics Working Papers --- http://econwpa.wustl.edu/

    International Monetary Fund (economic history) --- http://www.imf.org/external/np/exr/center/mm/eng/mm_cc_01.htm

    World in Conflict and Economies in Transition --- http://samvak.tripod.com/guide.html

    The Research Library of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis --- http://liber8.stlouisfed.org/

    Wall Street & Stock Market History --- http://www.atozinvestments.com/history-of-wall-street.html

    History of Fraud in America --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/415wp/AmericanHistoryOfFraud.htm

    Bob Jensen's economic statistics bookmarks ---
    http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob1.htm#EconStatistics

    Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research --- http://siepr.stanford.edu

    A First Course in Linear Algebra (free online textbook)  http://linear.ups.edu/opentexts.html


    Teach Philosopy 101  --- http://www.teachphilosophy101.org/
    This site presents strategies and resources for faculty members and graduate assistants who are teaching Introduction to Philosophy courses; it also includes material of interest to college faculty generally. The mission of TΦ101 is to provide free, user-friendly resources to the academic community. All of the materials are provided on an open source license. You may also print as many copies as you wish (please print in landscape). TΦ101 carries no advertising. I am deeply indebted to Villanova University for all of the support that has made this project possible.
    John Immerwahr, Professor of Philosophy, Villanova University

    Ask Philosophers --- http://www.amherst.edu/askphilosophers/

     

  • This site puts the talents and knowledge of philosophers at the service of the general public. Send in a question that you think might be related to philosophy and we will do our best to respond to it. To date, there have been 1375 questions posted and 1834 responses.

    Philosophy Talk (Audio) --- http://www.philosophytalk.org/

    London School of Economics Information Systems and Innovation Group Video Archive ---
    http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/informationSystems//newsAndEvents/videoArchive.htm

    Understanding Economics --- http://www.henrygeorge.org/

     


    Oswego Links to Electronic Textbooks

    Introductory Economics

    *Cybernomics: A Semi-Interactive, Almost Multimedia Way to Learn Economics
    An online principles text by Robert E. Schenk (Saint Joseph's College, IN)

     

    *The Economics Net-TextBook by Ted Black (University of Maryland)
    This online text provides useful simulation and review material on an extensive collection of micro, macro, and international economics topics.

     

    *Essential Macroeconomic Principles by John Bouman (Howard Community College)
    An online macroeconomics text available in either Adobe pdf or Microsoft Word format.

     

    *Essential Microeconomic Principles by John Bouman (Howard Community College)
    An online microeconomics text available in either Adobe pdf or Microsoft Word format.

     

    *The Best of Economics by Arnold Kling
    An online textbook containing a discussion of a wide variety of economics topics.

     

    *Essential Principles of Economics: A Hypermedia Approach by Roger A. McCain (Drexel University)
    The most extensive attempt at an online economics text using hypermedia.

     

    *Human Society and the Global Economy by Kit Sims Taylor (Bellevue Community College)
    This site contains an online version of a survey text in economics that relies on an institutionalist/Post-Keynesian approach. The text may be viewed online or Word 7.0 copies of the chapters may be downloaded.

     

    *A Pedestrian's Guide to Economics by Orley Amos (Oklahoma State University)
    An online expanded version of his Economic Literacy book. This book is designed to provide an intuitive explanation of economic concepts to the general public (and struggling principles students).

    Introductory Microeconomics

    *Basic Microeconomics by R. Larry Reynolds.
    This online textbook is accompanied by online Flash and QuickTime tutorials, interactive spreadsheet, and PowerPoint slides.

     

    *Introduction to Economic Analysis by R. Preston McAfee.
    This online textbook, provided by R. Preston McAfee (Calfornia Institute of Technology) provides a rigorous coverage of a wide range of microeconomic topics. It's a remarkably comprehensive introductory text.

     

    *Quantum Microeconomics by Toram Bauman
    An alternative introductory/intermediate textbook that focuses on optimization analysis and game theory.

     

    *Quantum Microeconomics with Calculus by Toram Bauman
    An alternative introductory/intermediate textbook that focuses on optimization analysis and game theory.

    Intermediate Macroeconomics

     

    *Macroeconomic Theory and Policy by David Andolfatto.
    This text provides a modern treatment of macroeconomic analysis. Particular emphasis is placed on the development of the microfoundations of macroeconomic theory. This textbook is available as a .pdf file.

    Intermediate Microeconomics

     

    * Price Theory: An Intermediate Text, by David Friedman
    An online copy of the text that was published by SouthWestern College Publishing.

     

    *Elements of Economics: The People's Introduction to Economic Theory by Richard Ruble (University of Virginia)
    This work is a draft of an introductory/intermediate level microeconomics text.

     

    *Introduction to Economic Analysis by R. Preston McAfee.
    This online textbook provides a rigorous coverage of a wide range of microeconomic topics. While it is listed as an introductory textbook, it covers a wide range of topics that is equivalent to an intermediate level textbook.

     

    *Quantum Microeconomics by Toram Bauman
    An alternative introductory/intermediate textbook that focuses on optimization analysis and game theory.

     

    *Quantum Microeconomics with Calculus by Toram Bauman
    An alternative introductory/intermediate textbook that focuses on optimization analysis and game theory.

    Graduate Microeconomics

    *Lecture Notes in Microeconomic Theory: The Economic Agent by Ariel Rubinstein
    This text, published by Princeton University Press (2006) contains a set of lecture notes for the first quarter of a graduate microeconomics course. These notes were developed by Ariel Rubinstein will teaching graduate microeconomics courses at Tel Aviv, Princeton, and New York Universities. A printable verion of this text, corrections, links, and minor modifications may be found at: http://arielrubinstein.tau.ac.il/index.html.

    Agricultural and Resource Economics

    *Agricultural and Environmental Policies: Economics of Production, Technology, Risk, Agriculture, and the Environment by David Zilberman
    An online agricultural and resource economics text at an intermediate to advanced level.

    Auction Markets

    *Auctions: Theory and Practice by Paul Klemperer.
    This is a near-final draft of the 2004 Princeton University text with the same title.

    Bounded Rationality

    *Modeling Bounded Rationality by Ariel Rubinstein
    The entire 1998 MIT Press text is available online at this site. This book contains an investigation of methods that have been used to introduce the effects of bounded rationality into economic models.

    Computational Economics

    *Computational Economics by Hans M. Amman and David A. Kendrick
    This online text provides an overview of computational economics.

    Economics and Language

    *Economics and Language by Ariel Rubinstein
    This website contains links to the full-text of this collection of five essays examining the relationships between economics and language. These essays are extended versions of the Churchill lectures delivered by Ariel Rubinstein in May 1998. Among other issues, these essays examine the relationship between mathematical language and natural language in economic analysis. This was initially published by Cambridge University Press in 2000.

    Econometrics

    *A Course of Econometrics by D.S.G. Pollock.
    This online text contains a discussion of econometric theory written at an advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate level.

     

    *Discrete Choice Methods with Simulation by Kenneth Train.
    The entire text of the 2003 Cambridge University Press text is available here in PDF format for personal research and study.

     

    *Econometrics by Michael Creel
    An open source econometrics textbook.

     

    *Handbook of Econometrics, vol. 1-5
    Elsevier has now placed the first 5 volumes of the Handbook of Econometrics online in Adobe pdf format.

     

    *Lectures in Optimization by Pravin Varaiya.
    This is the text of a book that has been out of print since 1975. It provides a discussion of mathematical programming, optimal control, and dynamic programming.

     

    *Lectures in Introductory Econometrics by D.S.G. Pollock.
    This online booklet contains a discussion of basic econometric theory written at an advanced undergraduate or graduate level.

     

    *Probability Theory with Economic Applications by Efe A. Ok
    This online text contains a graduate-level discussion of basic concepts of probability theory. Economic examples are used throughout the text.

     

    Structural Analysis of Discrete Data and Econometric Applications, edited by Charles F. Manski and Daniel L. McFadden
    The complete text of this classic 1981 MIT Press volume is available in either Adobe PDF or Postscript format.

     

    Numerical Recipes in C
    The entire 2nd edition of Numerical Recipes in C is available on ths site.

     

    Numerical Recipes in Fortran 77
    The entire 2nd edition of Numerical Recipes in Fortran 77 is available on ths site.

     

    Numerical Recipes in Fortran 90
    The entire 2nd edition of Numerical Recipes in Fortran 90 is available on ths site.

     

    *Topics in Econometric Theory by D.S.G. Pollard.
    This work consists of a series of essays on applied econometric topics.

     

    Urban Travel Demand: A Behavioral Analysis by Tom Domencich and Daniel L. McFadden
    The entire text of this 1975 North-Holland volume is available at this site in both Adobe PDF and Postscript formats.

    Game Theory

    *Bargaining and Markets by Martin J. Osborne and Ariel Rubinstein.
    This is an online version of the text published by Academic Press in 1990.

     

    *Strategy and Conflict: An Introductory Sketch of Game Theory by Roger A. McCain
    This online text contains a brief, nontechnical solid introduction to game theory concepts and their application to economics.

    History of Economic Thought

     

    *History of Economic Thought by R. Larry Reynolds
    This website contains a draft of an online textbook on the history of economic thought. (Some of the sections are currently available only in outline format.)

    International Economics

    *International Trade Theory & Policy Analysis by Steven M. Suranovic (George Washington University)
    This web site contains links to a free html version of the text as well as a pay-per-view version in Adobe Acrobat format. The free version does not contain answer keys.

     

    *International Economics by Robert A. Mundell.
    This is the complete text of Robert A. Mundell's 1968 text. It was originally printed by Macmillan, but is now out of print.

    Law and Economics

    *Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, edited by Boudewijn Bouckaert and Gerrit De Geest.
    The entire 5-volume Edward Elgar publication is available online.

     

    *Law's Order: What Economics Has to Do With Law and Why It Matters" by David Friedman.
    This online copy of a 2000 Princeton University Press text provides a superb introduction to the relationships between law and economics. Topics included in this text include economic analyses of: crime, externalities, marriage, fertility, divorce, the value of life, contract law, tort law, and many other topics.

    Economic History Services --- 
    http://eh.net/

    Mathematical Economics

    *Real Analysis with Economic Applications by Efe A. Ok
    This online text contains a discussion of topics in real analysis that are extensively used in economics. Economic examples are used throughout the text.

    Public Choice

    *Understanding Democracy: An Introduction to Public Choice by J. Patrick Gunning
    This text provides a basic introduction to public choice theory. He asks that users of this text provide him with feedback and suggestions.

    Production Economics

    *Production Economics: A Dual Approach to Theory and Applications. Volume I: The Theory of Production, edited by Melvyn Fuss and Daniel L. McFadden
    The entire text of this 1981 North Holland volume is available online in either Adobe pdf or Postscript formt.

    Public Finance

    *Public Finance: Government Revenues and Expenditures in the United States Economy by Randall G. Holcombe
    This site provides the complete text (in either .pdf or Word format) of the Public Finance text published by West in 1996 (currently out of print).

    Statistics

    *Electronic Statistics Textbook by StatSoft
    An online statistics textbook from the company that provides the statistical software package, Statistica.

     

    *HyperStat Online Textbook by David M. Lane.
    An online statistics textbook containing Java and Javascript applications.

     

    *Lectures in Mathematical Statistics by D.S.G. Pollock.
    This site contains a series of detailed lecture notes on statistics at an advanced undergraduate or introductory graduate level.

     

    *Introductory Statistics: Concepts, Models, and Applications by David W. Stockburger.
    This online text contains an introductory discussion of basic statistical concepts.

     

    *Statnotes: An Online Textbook by G. David Garson.
    This online text contains a discussion of basic statistical concepts.

     

    *SurfStat Australia
    An online introductory statistics text in HTML format.

    Free Economics and Social Science Tutorials --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#Social

    National Association for Business Economics --- http://www.nabe.com/index.html

    Theoretical Economics
    An open-access journal in economic theory ---
    http://www.econtheory.org/

    Top 100 Economics Blogs --- http://www.currencytrading.net/2007/the-top-100-economics-blogs/
    Bob Jensen's threads on blogs and listservs ---
    http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ListServRoles.htm 

    A First Course in Linear Algebra (free online textbook)  http://linear.ups.edu/opentexts.html

    American Mathematical Society Books Online --- http://www.ams.org/online_bks/onbk_list.html  


    Distance Education.org or DistanceEducation.Org is a Great Helper Site
    Ben Pheiffer in San Antonio forwarded this link to a terrific listing (with pricing estimates) of online training and education degree programs and courses from respectable universities --- http://www.distance-education.org/Courses/
    Both graduate and undergraduate degree programs are listed as well as training courses (some free). I added to my listings of worldwide online training and education programs at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Crossborder.htm 


    Free eBook from TechLearning (Registration Required)
    Technology and the Future of Learning: Mobile Computing Makes the Difference in Preparing Students for the 21st Century ---
    http://www.techlearning.com/content/epubs/gateway

    A First Course in Linear Algebra (free online textbook)  http://linear.ups.edu/opentexts.html


    July 23, 2007 message from Thomas Weise [tweise@gmx.de]

    Dear Mr. Jensen.

    I am currently writing an open, freely available computer science e-book. This e-book is devoted to global optimization algorithms, which are methods to find optimal solutions for given problems. It especially focuses on evolutionary computation by discussing evolutionary algorithms, genetic algorithms, genetic programming, learning classifier systems, evolution strategy, differential evolution, particle swarm optimization, and ant colony optimization. It also elaborates on meta-heuristics like simulated annealing, hill climbing, tabu search, and random optimization.

    With this book, I want to make it easier for students and fellow researchers to get started with these interesting topics. I believe that it is a valuable resource for both, students and (beginning) fellow researches.

    I would be very happy if you would add it to your catalogue. You can find the book at http://www.it-weise.de/projects/book.pdf . It includes a bibtex citation-suggestion . Notice that the book is currently worked on, it will be improved, revised, extended, and corrected consecutively. This means that providing a downloaded copy on your site would probably make no sense, a direct link would be better. This book is licensed under the Gnu Free Documentation License FDL.

    Kindest regards,
    Sincerely yours,
    Thomas Weise.

     


    Bob Jensen's links to mathematics and statistics tutorials are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#050421Mathematics

    A First Course in Linear Algebra (free online textbook)  http://linear.ups.edu/opentexts.html


    Bob Jensen's threads on science and medicine tutorials are at
    http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#050421Science%20and%20Medicine
     


    Community College Open-Textbook Project Gets Under Way
    Especially note the open sharing sources being used

    The Community College Open Textbook Project begins this week with a member meeting in California," by Catherine Rampell, Chronicle of Higher Education, April 29, 2008 --- Click Here

    At the meeting, representatives of institutions around the country will start reviewing open-textbook models for “quality, usability, accessibility, and sustainability,” according to a news release. They will initially review four providers of free online educational resources: Connexions, run by Rice University; Flat World Knowledge, a commercial digital-textbook publisher that will begin offering free textbooks online next year; the University of California’s UC College Prep Online, which offers Advanced Placement and other courses online; and the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources, which was founded by the Foothill-De Anza Community College District and the League for Innovation in the Community College.

    The open-textbook project was paid for by a $530,000 grant to the Foothill-De Anza Community College District from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

    Bob Jensen's threads on open sharing are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

    Bob Jensen's threads on free online tutorials in various academic disciplines are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#Tutorials

     


    Bob Jensen's threads on mathematics and statistics tutorials are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#050421Mathematics

    A frequently-updated blog to free lectures from prestigious universities --- http://www.oculture.com/2007/07/freeonlinecourses.html
    Bob Jensen's threads on open sharing courses and videos ---
    http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

    Distance Education.org or DistanceEducation.Org is a Great Helper Site
    Ben Pheiffer in San Antonio forwarded this link to a terrific listing (with pricing estimates) of online training and education degree programs and courses from respectable universities --- http://www.distance-education.org/Courses/
    Both graduate and undergraduate degree programs are listed as well as training courses (some free). I added to my listings of worldwide online training and education programs at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Crossborder.htm 

    HyperStat Online Statistics Textbook --- http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/

    1. Introduction to Statistics
    2. Describing Univariate Data
    3. Describing Bivariate Data
    4. Introduction to Probability
    5. Normal Distribution
    6. Sampling Distributions
    7. Point Estimation
    8. Confidence Intervals
    9. The Logic of Hypothesis Testing
    10. Testing Hypotheses with Standard Errors
    11. Power
    12. Introduction to Between-Subjects ANOVA
    13. Factorial Between-Subjects ANOVA
    14. Within-Subjects/Repeated Measures ANOVA
    15. Prediction
    16. Chi Square
    17. Distribution-Free Tests
    18. Measuring Effect Size

    Glossaries
    HyperStat

    STEPS

    Statistics Explained

    Concept Stew

    NSF

    Stat Trek

    Review by the Scout Report on June 23, 2006

    Does the mere mention of the phrase “sampling distributions” bring a tingle to your spine? Visitors to this site will fear this basic concept of statistics (along with many others) no longer, as it does a fine job of explaining them in a fashion that is both lucid and jargon-free. Created and maintained by Professor David M. Lane of Rice University, the HyperStat Online site contains an online introductory statistics textbook, complete with sections on normal distributions, confidence intervals, prediction, and the logic of hypothesis testing. Each section contains a number of discrete subsections, and users can feel free to browse around at their leisure. Professor Lane has also included a number of external links to related resources, including a visual statistics site by David Krus of Arizona State University and a “Stat Primer”, authored by Bud Gerstman of San Jose State University. Overall, this site is tremendously helpful, and will be of great assistance to those entering the world of statistics for the first time.
     

    PBS Teacher Source: Math --- http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/math.htm

    Not free but good supplements for statistics learning:

    • Statistics For People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics by Neil Salkind (with humor) --- Click Here
       
    • Statistics for the Utterly Confused (Utterly Confused Series) by Lloyd R. Jaisingh --- Click Here

    Free Public Affairs Case Teaching Materials and Sometimes Entire Course Materials from the University of Washington
    The Electronic Hallway ---
    https://hallway.org/

    The Electronic Hallway is pleased to announce a unique and progressive new product— Integrated Management: A Complete Core Curriculum — a previously untested venture in presenting an entire course package using online technology. This package represents a 30 week integrated core management curriculum.

    Bob Jensen's threads on distance education and training alternatives are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/crossborder.htm


    Resources for the Study of Art History --- http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHLinks2.html

    Vatican Museums Online --- http://mv.vatican.va/3_EN/pages/MV_Musei.html

    A variety of free technical textbooks (many in science, computing, and engineering) --- http://www.e-dsp.com/free-ebooks/


    From NASA
    Virtual Skies: Aeronautics Tutorial ---
    http://virtualskies.arc.nasa.gov/aeronautics/tutorial/intro.html 


    Emily Post: Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics and at Home ---  http://www.bartleby.com/95/


    Sample Pages from Dick and Jane Readers --- http://faculty.valpo.edu/bflak/dickjane/


    Online Bookstores

    http://www.amazon.com/ 
    http://www.bn.com/ 
    http://www.efollet.com/ 
    http://www.buy.com/ 

    Other Online Textbooks

    Other Online Publishers

    Taxpoint: http://taxpoint.swcollege.com/taxpoint_2001/taxpoint.html 
    StudyLive:
    http://www.swcollege.com/acct/studylive/studylive.html 
    INTACCT:
    http://www.swcollege.com/acct/rama/intacct/intacct.html 
    Computerized Principles of Accounting: 
    http://www.swcollege.com/acct/klooster_introacct/klooster.html 

     Also see my Wizeup discussion at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ebooks.htm#051500 

    History Online

    Bob Jensen's History, Art, and Entertainment Bookmarks --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#History

    From Harvard University
    Open Collections Programs: Expeditions and Discoveries ---
    http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/expeditions/

    Shared Open Courseware (OCW) from Around the World: OKI, MIT, Rice, and Other Sharing Universities --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

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    How to Find Best Buys in Textbooks That Are Not Free

    How to find the cheapest college textbooks ---
    http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-find-the-cheapest-college-textbooks

    I’m not in college any more, thank goodness, but I remember every penny-pinching moment. Some days I hardly had enough money for food, mainly because the materials and textbooks I had to buy ripped a hole in my pocket the size of the Grand Canyon. And so I’m always on the lookout for ways to help out college students. Today, I found two.

    There are numerous methods available to search for textbooks, including the ever-popular “shopping” search option in Google. But if you want to go deeper, a few of my favorite sites in the past have included:

    Abebooks.com
    Addall.com
    Amazon.com
    Alibris.com
    Craigslist.org
    Bizrate.com
    Half.com (which is part of eBay)
    Textbooksnow.com

    No doubt you’ve used one or two of these already. But it’s a pain to search each one and compare results. Usually, you find the book you want, ponder the price and then pay. Not good enough for me. I want to help students, who are suffering like the rest of us in this hellish economy, to get the absolute rock-bottom price on any book they’re looking for.

    So I did a little more hunting around and found some much more powerful search engines, devoted to scouring multiple books sources at once. The two I like the most are CAMPUSBOOKS.COM and BIGWORDS.COM. And they really are the ultimate search engines for books, especially textbooks.

    All you need to know are a few basics about the book you’re searching for. The easiest way is to have the ISBN number readily at hand. If that’s not available, you can search by keyword, author, title, the usual search engine options. And as you can see, the results from both sites are impressive. Here are two searches I did for an advertising book I love called “Hey Whipple, Squeeze This.”

    Community College Open-Textbook Project G
    Especially note the open sharing sources being used

    The Community College Open Textbook Project begins this week with a member meeting in California," by Catherine Rampell, Chronicle of Higher Education, April 29, 2008 --- Click Here

    At the meeting, representatives of institutions around the country will start reviewing open-textbook models for “quality, usability, accessibility, and sustainability,” according to a news release. They will initially review four providers of free online educational resources: Connexions, run by Rice University; Flat World Knowledge, a commercial digital-textbook publisher that will begin offering free textbooks online next year; the University of California’s UC College Prep Online, which offers Advanced Placement and other courses online; and the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources, which was founded by the Foothill-De Anza Community College District and the League for Innovation in the Community College.

    Jensen Comment
    Students on campus should not ignore campus or near-campus bookstores. Firstly, students can avoid shipping charges on new and used books. Secondly, campus bookstores may agree to buy back books that they previously sold to a student. This once again avoids shipping costs, and the bookstores may provide the best buyback deals.

    One of the most popular sites for textbooks is Bigwords --- http://www.bigwords.com/
    Be careful, however, when buying cheaper foreign editions such as European editions of popular textbooks. There are often differences to be aware of such as different orderings of chapters.

    One of the first places to start is to look for used books on Amazon.com and bn.com
    I like buying from Amazon in order to reduce the number of online vendors that have my credit card numbers. Also Amazon guarantees delivery of used books and other merchandise from linked vendors.


    "Free Digital-Textbook Venture at Rice U. Adds Users and Titles," by Megan O'Neil, Chronicle of Higher Education, August 28, 2013 ---
    http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/free-digital-textbook-venture-at-rice-u-adds-users-and-titles/45881?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

    A little more than one year after its debut, the digital-textbook program OpenStax College is set to expand by adding a sixth title to its slate of free online textbooks.

    OpenStax, a nonprofit group based at Rice University, will add an introductory-statistics text in October. Five additional titles will be available for download by 2015, according to officials.

    OpenStax doubled the number of professors adopting its textbooks during the past four months, bringing the total to 319 at 297 colleges and universities. The program is expected to save 40,000 students more than $3.7-million in textbook costs during the 2013-14 academic year.

    “Year 1 has gone pretty spectacularly,” said Richard Baraniuk, who is the founder of OpenStax and a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rice. “We are in this for the long haul, so we set rather conservative adoption targets, realizing that it would take time to build a community-user base to really take this to scale. What we have been surprised about is how quickly this has happened.”

    The venture started in June 2012 with two textbooks, for introductory courses in physics and in sociology. The content is written, peer-reviewed, and produced in-house by scholars and publishing-industry professionals. The texts are constructed in building-block like parts, so professors can tailor the material for their own courses—one OpenStax textbook has 50 variations, Mr. Baraniuk said.

    The program was born out of Connexions, an existing platform at Rice that allowed users to create and publish e-textbooks. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, among others, provided start-up money. The goal is to save a million students a total of $95-million during the first five years.

    OpenStax is also expanding its platforms. It currently has two titles on Apple iBooks for $4.99 per download, and there are plans to place all the OpenStax textbooks in the Apple iBook catalog. The iBooks have interactive features, including graphics, video, and quizzes. And students have the option to purchase the books in print.

    The creation of OpenStax coincided with a national conversation about curbing the rising cost of higher education. Professors recognize that their students are under financial pressure, and educators are seeking high-quality materials at a low price, Mr. Baraniuk said.

    Continued in article

    Note that the best deal may still be a used copy purchased from a campus bookstore with a buy back option. Also don't forget to look for used book and Kindle deals on Amazon.

     


    We Rent Movies, So Why Not Textbooks?," by Miguel Helft, The New York Times, July 4, 2009 ---
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/05/business/05ping.html?hpw

    Jensen Test:
    Rent Textbooks from Chegg --- http://www.chegg.com/
    Rental prices are about half the so-called purchase price of a new book.
    Buying a used book is probably a better idea since it, in turn, can be sold back into the used market.

    Intermediate Accounting ISBN 0470374942 by Kieso et al.
    New (Chegg claims the new price is $209 but the price of hardcover is $177 at Barnes & Noble )
                The Amazon Price of a new hardcover is $168 --- Click Here
    Bigwords.com (international edition that differs somewhat in chapter orderings) lists a price of $53.98
    Used prices start at Amazon for about $159 (but watch carefully for the edition number)
    Rent from Chegg ($96.53) ---
    http://www.chegg.com/details/intermediate-accounting/0470374942/

    Jensen Comment
    To get value for my money, I prefer used houses, cars, and books.
    Of course, both Amazon and Google are now selling electronic versions of textbooks. For Amazon you must have a Kindle reader. For Google, all you have to have is a computer, although to date Amazon has a wider selection of textbooks available.

    American Council of the Blind filed a lawsuit last month against Arizona State University, saying that its plan to use the Kindle to distribute books to students is illegal because blind people cannot use the device as currently configured ---
    http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/07/06/kindle 

    March 25, 2009 message from Ramsey, Donald [dramsey@UDC.EDU]

    The cost accounting book I'm using retails for $190.30. I see on a textbook search website called Bigwords.com that no less than 9 large dealers are offering it at under $50 for a new copy, including shipping. How can this be possible?

    My concern would be how to get the word to students early enough so they could (1) not buy books at retail, and (2) get delivery in time for the first assignment.

    Cheers,

    Don

    March 25, reply from Zane Swanson [ZSwanson@UCO.EDU]

    Convince your university/college/department to go completely electronic (like Kindle) and the pricing problem would be gone. This recession may well drive some cost-sensitive programs to go to electronic books looking for a comparative advantage or a means of covering a budgetary shortfall. The tipping point will center around the trade-off costs of the campus book store versus outsourcing the textbooks electronically.

    Zane Swanson

    Jensen Added Comment
    Universities that are promoting Kindle are running into some resistance from sight-impaired students. Although Kindle benefits some sight-impaired students by being able to enlarge fonts, the issue is one of access to Kindle readers and access to audio versions of the text. Many publishers have audio versions restricted to sight-impaired students. To avoid conflicts with sight impaired students, universities might have to offer audio versions to sight-impaired students at deals as good as Kindle deals to other students.

    The National Federation of the Blind and the American Council of the Blind filed a lawsuit last month against Arizona State University, saying that its plan to use the Kindle to distribute books to students is illegal because blind people cannot use the device as currently configured --- http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/07/06/kindle

    PS
    I noticed that Bigwords.com is also selling solutions manuals --- Click Here
    http://www5.bigwords.com/search/?z=easysearch&searchtype=ISBN&searchstring=Kieso&Go.x=36&Go.y=28

    Free online textbooks, cases, and videos ---
    http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm#Textbooks

    Teaching Without Textbooks --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/HigherEdControversies.htm#NoTextbooks

    Bob Jensen's threads on technologies for aiding handicapped learners --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/thetools.htm#Handicapped

    Bob Jensen's threads on electronic books ---
    http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ebooks.htm

     


     

    Online Books and Authors


    The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free) ---
    http://www.openculture.com/2013/09/the-10-greatest-books-ever.html

    Portraits of Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Walter Benjamin & Other Literary Legends by Gisèle Freund ---
    http://www.openculture.com/2013/09/classic-portraits-of-virginia-woolf-james-joyce-walter-benjamin.html

    Virginia Woolf Writes About Joyce’s Ulysses, “Never Did Any Book So Bore Me,” and Quits at Page 200 ---
    http://www.openculture.com/2013/09/virginia-woolf-writes-about-joyces-ulysses-never-did-any-book-so-bore-me-and-quits-at-page-200.html

    Discover Thomas Jefferson’s Cut-and-Paste Version of the Bible, and Read the Curious Edition Online ---
    http://www.openculture.com/2013/09/thomas-jeffersons-cut-and-paste-bible.html

    Lost Titles, Forgotten Rhymes: How to Find a Novel, Short Story, or Poem Without Knowing its Title or Author --- http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/lost/
     

    Rare Book Room --- http://www.rarebookroom.org/

    Open Library --- http://www.openlibrary.org/
    For a good review, see
    http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2007/08/08/mclemee

    Leo Tolstoy Creates a List of the 50+ Books That Influenced Him Most (1891) ---
    http://www.openculture.com/2014/07/leo-tolstoy-creates-a-list-of-the-50-books-that-influenced-him-most-1891.html

    An Animated Introduction to Leo Tolstoy, and How His Great Novels Can Increase Your Emotional Intelligence ---
    http://www.openculture.com/2016/02/an-animated-introduction-to-leo-tolstoy.html

    Readprint.com offers thousands of free books for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast. To find the book you desire to read, start by looking through the author index --- http://www.readprint.com/

    Finnegans Wake Extensible Elucidation Treasury --- http://www.fweet.org/

    Discovery Education: The Power of Fiction --- http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/the-power-of-fiction.cfm

    Listen to James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake Read Aloud & Set to Music (31 Hours, Unabridged) ---
    http://www.openculture.com/2015/05/listen-to-james-joyces-finnegans-wake-read-aloud-set-to-music-31-hours-unabridged.html

    Hear All of Finnegans Wake Read Aloud: A 35 Hour Reading ---
    http://www.openculture.com/2013/11/hear-all-of-finnegans-wake-read-aloud.html

    Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) --- Click Here

    Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) --- Click Here

    Illustrated Quixote --- http://library.brown.edu/cds/quixote/

    From the University of Pennsylvania
    PENNsound [audio poetry, literature, and reviews) ---
    http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/

    Free Book (very creative)
    The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual ---
    http://www.cluetrain.com/book/introduction.html

    Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. --- http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/AlcLitt.html

    Great electronic "books" from the University of Texas and Princeton University
    Dante Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise (a multimedia learning experience) ---
    http://danteworlds.laits.utexas.edu/
    Also see Princeton University's contribution (in Italian or English) ---
    http://etcweb.princeton.edu/dante/pdp/
              Princeton's versions have both lectures and multimedia!

    Artists Illustrate Dante’s Divine Comedy Through the Ages: Doré, Dalí, Blake, Botticelli, Mœbius & More ---
    http://www.openculture.com/2015/04/artists-illustrate-dantes-divine-comedy-through-the-ages.html

    Dante’s Divine Comedy Illustrated in a Remarkable Illuminated Medieval Manuscript (c. 1450) ---
    http://www.openculture.com/2014/07/dantes-divine-comedy-illustrated-in-a-illuminated-manuscript.html

    Mœbius Illustrates Dante’s Paradiso ---
    http://www.openculture.com/2015/01/moebius-illustrates-dantes-paradiso-1999.html

    William Blake's Sublime Drawings for Dante's Divine Comedy, Over Which He Labored Until His Dying Day ---
    http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/01/17/william-blake-dante-divine-comedy/

    William Blake’s Last Work: Illustrations for Dante’s Divine Comedy (1827) ---
    http://www.openculture.com/2015/01/william-blakes-last-work-illustrations-for-dantes-divine-comedy-1827.html

    Physics from Hell: How Dante’s Inferno Inspired Galileo’s Physics --- Click Here
    http://www.openculture.com/2011/01/physics_from_hell_how_dantes_inferno_inspired_galileos_physics_.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (1775-1817) --- Click Here
    Pride and Prejudice (hypertexted to a fault) by Jane Austen --- http://www.pemberley.com/janeinfo/pridprej.html

    As Pride and Prejudice Turns 200, Read Jane Austen’s Manuscripts Online --- Click Here
    http://www.openculture.com/2013/01/as_ipride_and_prejudicei_turns_200_read_jane_austens_manuscripts_online.html

    Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (1775-1817) --- Click Here

    Emma by Jane Austen --- Click Here

    Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (1775-1817) --- Click Here

    Persuasion by Jane Austen (1775-1817) --- Click Here

    Sense And Sensibility by Jane Austen (1775-1817) --- Click Here

    Lady Susan by Jane Austen (1775-1817) --- Click Here

    University of North Texas Digital Collections: Miniature Book Collection
    http://digital.library.unt.edu/browse/department/rarebooks/mnbc/

    Sanora Babb, Stories from the American High Plains [Flash Player] http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/web/babb/

    Martha Ballard's Diary --- http://www.dohistory.com/

    Peter Pan by James Matthew Barrie --- Click Here

    Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937) --- Click Here

    Margaret Ogilvy by James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937) --- Click Here

    The Boarded Window by Ambrose Bierce (1842 1914) ---

    Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce (1842 1914) ---

    The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce (1842 1914) ---  

    My Favorite Murder by Ambrose Bierce (1842 1914) ---

    Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce ---

    Bulgakov's Master and Margarita (Russian Novel) http://cr.middlebury.edu/public/russian/Bulgakov/public_html//index.html

    Dante’s Divine Comedy Illustrated in a Remarkable Illuminated Medieval Manuscript (c. 1450) ---
    http://www.openculture.com/2014/07/dantes-divine-comedy-illustrated-in-a-illuminated-manuscript.html

    Mœbius Illustrates Dante’s Paradiso ---
    http://www.openculture.com/2015/01/moebius-illustrates-dantes-paradiso-1999.html

    Dante Worlds (Multimedia) --- http://danteworlds.laits.utexas.edu/

    William Blake's Sublime Drawings for Dante's Divine Comedy, Over Which He Labored Until His Dying Day ---
    http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/01/17/william-blake-dante-divine-comedy/

    The Willa Cather Archive --- http://cather.unl.edu/

    Work in Progress (writers and literature) --- http://www.fsgworkinprogress.com/ 

    Will Cather in Her Own Words ---
    http://chronicle.com/article/Willa-Cather-in-Her-Own-Words/138133/?cid=cr&utm_source=cr&utm_medium=en

    The Thomas Carlyle Letters Online --- http://carlyleletters.dukejournals.org/

    Bibliographic Guide to Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 2002-On --- http://media.library.uiuc.edu/projects/ggm/

    The Milton Reading Room from Dartmouth --- http://www.dartmouth.edu/~milton/reading_room/contents/

    Ralph Waldo Emerson --- http://www.rwe.org/comm/

    Anthology of Modern American Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2000) Edited by Cary Nelson --- http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/

    The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson --- http://www.hti.umich.edu/e/emerson/

    A Pair Of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) --- Click Here

    The Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress --- http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/hurston/

    Hemingway Archives --- http://www.jfklibrary.org/Historical+Resources/Hemingway+Archive/

    Hear Charlton Heston Read Ernest Hemingway’s Classic Story, “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” --- Click Here
    http://www.openculture.com/2013/06/hear_charlton_heston_read_ernest_hemingways_classic_story_the_snows_of_kilimanjaro.html

    Ernest Hemingway --- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway Reads “In Harry’s Bar in Venice” ---
    Click Here
    http://www.openculture.com/2010/04/ernest_hemingway_reads_in_harrys_bar_in_venice.html

    John Walsh unravels the mystery behind Hemingway's suicide ---
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/being-ernest-john-walsh-unravels-the-mystery-behind-hemingways-suicide-2294619.html

    The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam --- http://www.omarkhayyamrubaiyat.com/

    DH Lawrence --- http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/l/lawrence/dh/

    Voyages and Travels: Ancient and Modern http://www.bartleby.com/33/

    John Steinbeck

    Oscar Wilde Collection --- http://www.planetmonk.com/wilde/
    Oscar Wilde Collection
    ---
    http://www.oscarwildecollection.com/

    The Fisherman and His Soul A Fairy Tale by Oscar Wilde --- http://www.artpassions.net/wilde/fisherman_and_his_soul.html

    Grimm's Fairytales (from National Geographic) --- http://www.nationalgeographic.com/grimm/

    The Most Beautiful Illustrations from 200 Years of Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales ---
    http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/07/20/best-brothers-grimm-illustrations/?mc_cid=702ce5340a&mc_eid=4d2bd13843  

    The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith (1776) --- http://geolib.pair.com/smith.adam/woncont.html

    Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce (1842 1914) --- Click Here

    Giving Alms No Charity by Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) --- Click Here

    William Gedney Photographs and Writings --- http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/gedney/

    Edgar Allen Poe --- http://eserver.org/books/poe/

    Edgar Allan Poe Museum --- https://www.poemuseum.org/index.php

    Edgar Allan Poe Animated: Watch Four Animations of Classic Poe Stories ---
    http://www.openculture.com/2015/04/edgar-allan-poe-animated-watch-four-animations-of-timeless-poe-stories.html

    Download The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe: Macabre Stories as Free eBooks & Audio Books --- Click Here
    http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/3_2ZvPhZOCg/download-the-complete-works-of-edgar-allan-poe-macabre-stories-as-free-ebooks-audio-books.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

    Knowing Poe --- http://knowingpoe.thinkport.org/default_flash.asp

    I Know Poe http://www.iknowpoe.com/

    Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven,” Read by Christopher Walken, Vincent Price, and Christopher Lee ---
    http://www.openculture.com/2013/08/edgar-allan-poes-the-raven-read-by-christopher.html

    Édouard Manet Illustrates Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven, in a French Edition Translated by Stephane Mallarmé (1875) ---
    http://www.openculture.com/2015/05/edouard-manet-illustrates-edgar-allan-poes-the-raven.html

    Édouard Manet Illustrates Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven, in a French Edition Translated by Stephane Mallarmé (1875) ---
    http://www.openculture.com/2015/05/edouard-manet-illustrates-edgar-allan-poes-the-raven.html

     

    Forgotten Chapters of Boston's Literary History (Feud Between Longfellow and Poe) --- http://www.bostonliteraryhistory.com/

    The Pit And The Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) --- Click Here

    Landor's Cottage by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 1849) --- Click Here

    A Descent Into The Maelstrom by Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) --- Click Here

    Eleonora by Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) --- Click Here

    Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven,” Read by Christopher Walken, Vincent Price, and Christopher Lee ---
    http://www.openculture.com/2013/08/edgar-allan-poes-the-raven-read-by-christopher.html

    Berenice by Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) --- Click Here

    Hap-Frog by Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) --- Click Here

    Mellonta Tauta by Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) --- Click Here

    The Balloon Hoax by Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) --- Click Here

    William Wilson by Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) --- Click Here

    From the Scout Report on September 14, 2008

    The Bibliothecary: Ed & Edgar --- http://bibliothecary.squarespace.com/ed-and-edgar/ 

    The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore --- http://www.eapoe.org/ 

    Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site --- http://www.nps.gov/edal/ 

    Edgar Allan Poe --- http://etext.virginia.edu/poe/poebiog.html 

    Scholar, Athlete, and Artist: Edgar Allan Poe at University of Virginia --- http://www.literarytraveler.com/literary_articles/edgar_allan_poe_author.aspx

    In an effort to return Edgar Allan Poe to the City of Brotherly Love, scholar and pundit issues a challenge Baltimore Has Poe: Philadelphia Wants Him [Free registration may be required] --- http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/06/us/06poe.html?em

    Forgotten Chapters of Boston's Literary History (Feud Between Longfellow and Poe) --- http://www.bostonliteraryhistory.com/

    From NPR
    Matthew Pearl explores Poe's mysterious death in The Poe Shadow. Louis Bayard's The Pale Blue Eye focuses on Poe as a West Point cadet ---
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5543300

    Beowulf in Hypertext --- http://www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~beowulf/main.html

    ProcrastinatorsGuidetoSuccess.pdf

    Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), and in particular to Les Fleurs du mal (Flowers of Evil) --- http://fleursdumal.org/

    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) --- http://www.hedweb.com/huxley/bnw/
    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) --- http://www.hedweb.com/huxley/bnw/

    From the University of South Carolina
    Celebrating the Works of F. Scott Ftzgerald ---
    http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/

    Gertrude Stein Sends a “Review” of The Great Gatsby to F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925) ---
    http://www.openculture.com/2013/07/gertrude-stein-sends-a-review-of-the-great-gatsby-to-f-scott-fitzgerald-1925.html

    James Joyce Centre --- http://jamesjoyce.ie

    The Complete Ulysses: Alec Baldwin, Garrison Keillor, Bob Odenkirk & Others Read Joyce’s Opus Aloud ---
    http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/Il3CSUWOjQM/the-complete-ulysses.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

    James Joyce for Ordinary Blokes? --- Click Here

    James Joyce’s “Dirty Letters” to His Wife Nora Are Pornographic, Erotic, Romantic, and Funny (1909) ---
    http://www.openculture.com/2013/09/james-joyces-dirty-letters-to-his-wife.html

    Books by James Joyce --- http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/j/joyce/james/
    Books by James Joyce ---
    http://joycean.org/?w=
    JAMES JOYCE' DIRTY LETTERS ---
    http://www.arlindo-correia.com/joyce.html

    Everything You Need to Enjoy Reading James Joyce’s Ulysses on Bloomsday ---
    http://www.openculture.com/2014/06/everything-you-need-to-enjoy-reading-james-joyces-ulysses.html

    Virginia Woolf Writes About Joyce’s Ulysses, “Never Did Any Book So Bore Me,” and Quits at Page 200 ---
    http://www.openculture.com/2013/09/virginia-woolf-writes-about-joyces-ulysses-never-did-any-book-so-bore-me-and-quits-at-page-200.html

    On Bloomsday, Hear James Joyce Read From his Epic Ulysses, 1924 ---
    http://www.openculture.com/2013/06/on_bloomsday_hear_james_joyce_read_from_his_epic_iulyssesi_1924.html

    Love and Friendship and Other Early Works by Jane Austen (1775-1817) --- Click Here

    1984 (free) by George Orwell --- http://www.newspeakdictionary.com/books/1984.html

    George Orwell’s 1984: Free eBook, Audio Book & Study Resources ---
    http://www.openculture.com/2013/09/george-orwells-1984-free-ebook-audio-book-study-resources.html

    Animal Farm (free) by George Orwell --- http://www.newspeakdictionary.com/books/animal.htm

    The Arabian Nights --- http://mfx.dasburo.com/an/a_index.html

    My Favorite Murder by Ambrose Bierce (1842 1914) --- Click Here

    Karl Marx was a vehement racist and anti-Semite (yes, even though both his grandfathers were rabbis!) This particular quote is not an aberration but very typical of both his and Engel's thoughts.
    Free Republic, June 14, 2009 ---
    http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/news-forum/index?more=2271681 
    Marx-Engels Correspondence, 1862 ---
    http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1862/letters/62_07_30a.htm

    Free Book
    Ten Great Economist:  From Marx to Keynes ---
    http://mises.org/books/tengreateconomists_schumpeter.pdf

    Margaret Ogilvy by James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937), more commonly known as J. M. Barrie --- Click Here

    Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie (1860-1937) --- Click Here

    The Aaron Copland Collection http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/copland/ 

    Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Told in a Beautifully Animated Film by Piotr Dumala --- Click Here
    http://www.openculture.com/2012/12/watch_pbs_iamerican_mastersi_documentaries_including_scorseses_homage_to_kazan_free_online.html

    Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov Strikingly Illustrated by Expressionist Painter Alice Neel (1938) ---
    http://www.openculture.com/2015/02/dostoyevskys-the-brothers-karamazov-illustrated-by-alice-neel.html

    Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Life & Literature Introduced in a Monty Python-Style Animation ---
    http://www.openculture.com/2016/05/fyodor-dostoyevskys-life-literature-introduced-in-a-monty-python-style-animation.html

    Writings of Samuel Johnson --- http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Johnson/

    William Gibson's Neuromancer famous science fiction novel with graphics --- http://www.antonraubenweiss.com/gibson/gallery/neuromancer-graphicnovel/gn00.html 

    George Orwell --- http://www.k-1.com/Orwell/site/about/pictures.html

    Adventure by Jack London --- Click Here

    The Call of the Wild  by Jack London (1876-1916) --- Click Here

    The Heathen by Jack London (1876-1916 --- Click here

    The Valley of the Moon by Jack London --- Click Here

    White Fang by Jack London (1876-1916) --- Click Here

    Adventure by Jack London (1876-1916) --- Click Here

    Before Adam by Jack London --- Click Here

    Tales of the Fish Patrol by Jack London (1876-1916) --- Click Here

    Burning Daylight by Jack London --- Click Here

    Love Of Life And Other Stories by Jack London (1876-1916) --- Click Here

    The Essays of Francis Bacon --- http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/mike_donnelly/bacon.htm

    Grimm's Fairy Tales --- http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~spok/grimmtmp/

    The Writer's Almanac (Garisson Keillor) --- http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/
    This link includes audio

    The Complete Works of Christopher Marlowe --- http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Texts/Marlowe.html

    THE MYSTERY OF RENNES-LE-CHATEAU --- http://www.rennes-le-chateau.co.uk/html/mystery1.htm

    Arabian Nights by Sir Richard Francis Burton --- http://mfx.dasburo.com/an/a_index.html 

    Darwin’s Personal Library Goes Digital: 330 Books Online --- Click Here
    http://www.openculture.com/2011/06/darwins_personal_library_goes_digital_330_books_online.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

    Trace Darwin’s Footsteps with Google’s New Virtual Tour of the Galapagos Islands ---
    http://www.openculture.com/2013/09/googles-new-virtual-tour-of-the-galapagos-islands.html

    Biodiversity Heritage Library: Charles Darwin's Library --- http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/collection/darwinlibrary

    Origin of the Species by Charles Darwin (1809-1882) --- Click Here

    The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin (1809-1882) --- Click Here

    The Complete Sherlock Holmes Now Free on the Kindle ---
    http://www.openculture.com/2012/12/the_complete_sherlock_holmes_now_free_on_the_kindle.html

    Read the Lost Sherlock Holmes Story That Was Discovered in a Scotland Attic in 2015 ---
    http://www.openculture.com/2015/02/read-the-lost-sherlock-holmes-story-that-was-just-discovered-in-a-scotland-attic.html

    THE COMPLETE SHERLOCK HOLMES (includes drawings) --- http://www.bakerstreet221b.de/canon/
    The Chronicles of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ---
    http://www.siracd.com/work_bell.shtml
    Mystery Net ---
    http://www.mysterynet.com/

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: His Life, All His Works and More --- http://sirconandoyle.com/index.php

    A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) --- Click Here  

    The Adventure Of The Sussex Vampire by Arthur Conan Doyle --- Click Here

    The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) --- Click Here

    The Adventure Of Charles Augustus Milverton by Arthur Conan Doyle --- Click Here

    The Adventure Of The Dancing Men by Arthur Conan Doyle --- Click Here

    The Hound Of The Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) --- Click Here

    Round the Red Lamp by  Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) --- Click Here

    The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle --- Click Here

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    The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle, DL (1859 1930) --- Click Here

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    The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle by  Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) --- Click Here 

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