Free Online Resources

Our Web and Social Media Office Philippa has gathered links to some of the best free online resources and produced a Pinterest page for students at Kings School. View the Pins at www.pinterest.com/kingsschoollib/recommended-websites

Currently Pinned:

  • http://www.fivebooks.com – experts and authors recommend the best books in their subject and explain, in an interview, why they’re important.
  • http://www.writinglives.org – an online research project on working-class autobiography by final-year English students at Liverpool John Moores University.
  • http://www.bl.uk – Discovering Literature: From Bronte’s childhood writings to press coverage of Oscar Wilde’s trial.
  • http://www.bl.uk – the British Library’s resource examining key themes in the history of World War One
  • http://www.BBC.co.uk – BBC iWonder interactive guides combine video, audio, text and graphic content to take you on a journey through key themes within World War 1
  • http://www.BBC.co.uk – modern Masters explores the life & influence of Matisse, Picasso, Dali & Warhol.
  • http://www.bombsite.org – bomb Sight is an interactive map of the London WW2 bomb census between 7/10/1940 and 06/06/1941
  • http://www.worldbank.org – a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.
  • http://www.geoset.info – Geoset is a globally-created store of freely accessible, online educational material.
  • http://www.ayearofreadingtheworld.com – a blog from Ann Morgan, journalist & author. In a year-long experiment, Ann read a book from every country in the world (pictured below)
  • http://www.culturetheque.org.uk –  an online resource of French cultural content, including ebooks, films & audios, with the aim of presenting French cultural events happening today to promote the presence of French language online.
  • http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk – as the government’s national archive for England, Wales and the United Kingdom, it holds over 1,000 years of the nation’s records for everyone to discover and use.
  • http://www.justiceharvard.org – the first Harvard course to be made freely available online. In this 12-part series, Sandel challenges us with hard moral dilemmas and invites us to ponder the right thing to do- in politics and in our everyday lives
  • http://www.article19.org – a London-based human rights organisation, set up to defend and promote freedom of expression and freedom to information worldwide
  • http://www.manuscriptsonline.org – a free collection of digitized primary resources relating to written and early printed culture in Britain from 1000 to 1500
  • http://www.arkive.org – a freely accessible web collection of thousands of videos, images and factfiles illustrating the world’s species.
  • http://www.gapminder.org – a non-profit venture promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

Online resources will be added to the Pinterest page throughout the year

Another great website for free online resources is http://www.openculture.org

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