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FREE OA AND OER RESOURCES FOR RESEARCH and LEARNERS EVERYWHERE:

 

 

      (OA = OPEN ACCESS     OER = OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES)

 

 

 

OBJECTIVE:  This website is devoted to curating and showcasing free educational and academic resources in a variety of disciplines --Open Access materials are designed to promote learning, reflection, and scholarship.  

This website will continue to feature the best free student-oriented and scholarly resources for research, study, academic reflection, adult learning, Faculty teaching, and immersion in a particular field.

 

 This is the very purpose behind the Open Access (OA) and Open Educational Resources (OER) movement -- to place powerful free databases, new generation search engines, free lecture notes and course materials, well-constructed lesson plans, and free peer-reviewed textbooks before students, scholars, professors, researchers, community activists, and adult learners.

 

This website grew out of two educational grants I was awarded by a U.S. Embassy in Africa --the structure and content of this website is partially based on my teaching seminars arranged through the U.S. Embassy.

 

 

 

      OA/OER RESOURCES by ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE are noted in these resources:

 

 

 

 

GENERAL (includes the Open Textbook Library, How to Use EXCEL Spreadsheets, Open Access Dissertations and Theses; Critical Thinking Exercises, with Lesson Plans; Tips for Grants and Proposal Writing; MEDIA and DIGITAL LITERACY; NEW PREPRINT SEARCH ENGINES to access the latest research and developments; Student Success, Research Tips;  Writing Resources and Writing Textbooks, and other free resources.)


PLEASE NOTE THE PREPRINTS section in this listing of resources: these new PREPRINTs cover many academic disciplines, and help locate the most current articles/latest advances in almost any field, most especially in the SOCIAL SCIENCES, ENGINEERING, all STEM and Medical fields, including Public Health/Global Public Health.

AN OVERALL PREPRINT SEARCH ENGINE IS AVAILABLE HERE

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW! ESL WEBSITE lists new ESL resources, as well as numerous free, quality, peer-reviewed textbooks in Writing and Composition, and How to Research -- this section is valuable for Educators teaching these topics, or, wishing to assign free textbooks for their classrooms.

ESL= ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE  (EFL, ELL, ELT, and similar terms are covered in this new website) -

the ESL website also has new (FREE) academic textbooks on how to teach writing, with Lesson Plans, Exercises and Handouts. 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW!  EVERGREEN RESOURCES

 

 

 

 

 

NEW! FREE FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEXTBOOKS/RESOURCES

(from Arabic to Aztec to Haitian Creole to Uzbek to Vietnamese -- and yes! - so many more!)

 

 

 

 

FOR STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS: A NEW SEARCH ENGINE THAT SEARCHES for FREE academic TEXTBOOKS IN ALL SUBJECT AREAS IS NOW AVAILABLE:   https://bit.ly/FTEATEXT   

(Created by the amazing 2022 Fulbright Teacher-Scholars hosted by the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville; the F proudly stands for FULBRIGHT.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE OPEN ACCESS DATABASES AND NEW SEARCH ENGINES

(The University of Wisconsin, Superior has written a most useful LIBGUIDE on OERs, detailing their importance on campus as well as the OER GUIDE authored by the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

OER RESOURCES AND TOOLKITS

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW CUSTOMIZED SEARCH ENGINES FOR MORE EFFECTIVE RESEARCH

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL FULBRIGHTERS/INTERNATIONAL- STUDENTS/ & INTERNATIONAL TEACHERS: ESSENTIAL RESOURCES

(IMPORTANT NOTE: A FEW OF THESE RESOURCES ARE ONLY FOR CURRENTLY-ENROLLED STUDENTS at the UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, FAYETTEVILLE (UAF); MANY OF THESE RESOURCES, HOWEVER, ARE FREE AND FREELY AVAILABLE TO THE WORLD)

 

(PLEASE DO NOTE THE CRITICAL IMPORTANCE OF PREPRINTS FOR ACCESSING THE LATEST MEDICAL, PUBLIC HEALTH, AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH and SCIENTIFIC AND MEDICAL ADVANCES --- these PREPRINT SEARCH ENGINES ARE POWERFUL AND FREELY AVAILABLE TO ALL.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE TUTORIALS ON THE RESEARCH PROCESS FROM UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES: HOW TO RESEARCH EFFECTIVELY AND HOW TO WRITE UP THE RESULTS OF YOUR RESEARCH

(also includes books and guidelines for insuring Academic and Student Success, especially in student's first year in college -- focuses on how students can study more effectively, and retain what they learned.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

A LESSON PLANS SEARCH ENGINE

(https://bit.ly/LPLANS11

 

and

 

FREE LESSON PLANS IN MANY SUBJECT AREAS

 

 

 

 

PARENTS and CAREGIVERS will find MANY RESOURCES TO HELP AND NURTURE KIDS under MORE EDUCATION RESOURCES.

 

 

 

 

 

FILM / CINEMA RESEARCH: FREE INTERNET RESOURCES FOR SCHOLARLY RESEARCH  UPDATED 2022/2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAW and LEGAL RESEARCH: includes free Books and free legal resources for research on Law and Legal Issues, including International Law and Agricultural Law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MATHEMATICS, MEDICINESCIENCES, AND STEM   

(INCLUDES AGRICULTURE; ASTRONOMY; BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY; CHEMISTRY; CLIMATE CHANGE/ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ENGINEERING;  GENETICS;  HEALTH, PUBLIC HEALTH, HEALTH SCIENCES AND HEALTH LITERACY; MEDICINE, NURSING; PHYSICS; SCIENCE & STEM LESSON PLANS; STATISTICS;  ZOOLOGY;  IT/COMPUTER SCIENCE; WOMEN IN SCIENCE and  Resources for Science Laboratories)

 

 

STEM= SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING and MATHEMATICS 

 

 

 

 

SCIENCE AND SOCIETY: AN OPEN TEXTBOOK ("This open access book provides a broad context for the understanding of current problems of science and of the different movements aiming to improve the societal impact of science and research. The author offers insights with regard to ideas, old and new, about science, and their historical origins in philosophy and sociology of science, which is of interest to a broad readership. The book shows that scientifically grounded knowledge is required and helpful in understanding intellectual and political positions in various discussions on the grand challenges of our time and how science makes impact on society.")

 

 

 

 

SCIENCE IN THE NEWS: DEVOTED TO THE LATEST ADVANCES AND INNOVATIONS IN THE FIELDS OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

 

 

 

ENGINEERING: FREE OPEN ACCESS RESOURCES IN ENGINEERING (ALL FREE)  


 

 

 

MIT PRESS OFFERS AN OPEN ACCESS BOOK: DATA FEMINISM:

"A new way of thinking about data science and data ethics that is informed by the ideas of intersectional feminism ... Data Feminism offers strategies

for data scientists seeking to learn how feminism can help them work toward justice, and for feminists who want to focus their efforts on the growing field of data science. But Data Feminism is about much more than gender. It is about power, about who has it and who doesn't, and about how those differentials of power can be challenged and changed."

 

 

 

OpenSciEd: ("The project "seeks to ensure any science teacher anywhere can access and download freely available, high-quality, locally adaptable full-course materials." Developed with and for classroom educators, OpenSciEd has a variety of units covering chemistry, physics, health, and more. Though the current focus is on middle school curriculum, the project plans to expand to provide resources for K-12 educators over time. New content is released periodically, and readers can find the Unit Release Schedule under the Instructional Materials tab. In addition to the wealth of instructional resources available, readers will also have access to professional development tools. Users must create a free account to access the materials.")

 

 

 

HOW TO RESEARCH COVID 19-  INFORMATION, DATABASES AND RESEARCH ARTICLES

 

 

 

CORONAVIRUS LATEST PREPRINTS via RESEARCH SQUARE (updated daily with new research)

 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL WEBSITES FROM THE SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH AND INSTRUCTIONAL CENTER  (A very rich site with impressive, free materials for Instructors and College / University Students)

 

 

 

 

DATA RESOURCES, DATA VISUALIZATION AND DATA-RELATED WEBSITES (includes Social Media Usage, U.S. Census Information and Climate Science Data)

 

 

 

 

 

NEW! FREE SCHOLARLY RESOURCES FOR AFRICAN STUDENTS and SCHOLARS -- AND THOSE INTERESTED IN AFRICA 

 

 

 

 

 

SOME OF THE BEST and FREE OA / OER RESOURCES, including FREE TEXTBOOKS, FREE RESEARCH DATABASES for the RETRIEVAL of ARTICLES AND RECENT DISSERTATIONS, may be found in this document:     TAMALEFREE 

 

 

 

 

 

A few of the more important and impressive RESEARCH-ORIENTED DIGITIZATION PROJECTS / INITIATIVES -- may be found here:   TAMALEDIGITIZATION

(Again, not a comprehensive listing; rather it is meant to be representative of a few of the more important digitization initiatives)

 

 

OA = Open Access

 

OER= Open Educational Resources

 

 

 

 

 

Continuous Updates throughout the Summer and Fall 2022 

 

 

 

 

 

Let us please remember the words and deeds of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr;

and, let us also reflect on the importance of racial justice, inclusion, and equity, and, how we, as individuals, can make a difference.

Watch five of Martin Luther King Jr.'s most famous speeches

     ... and this 1964 interview on his    philosophy of nonviolence

    ... Martin Luther King, Jr.'s History Lessons

    ... Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Classroom and Beyond (from NYPL - THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY)

 

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."

- Martin Luther King Jr.

(Italics are mine)

 

 

 

COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY ANTI-RACISM STATEMENTS AND CHALLENGES

(Universities in the USA and Canada, IMHO, should publish similar statements, geared towards the specific circumstances found on their campuses)

 

 

 

A highly select listing of the greatest commencement speeches 

A Commencement Speech Database (NPR)

A COMMENCEMENT SPEECH DATABASE NPR launches a searchable database of over 300 memorable commencemen.docx

 

Read Taylor Swift's 2022 NYU Commencement address, New York University

 

Read the 1964 Commencement address of President LBJ at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 

 

 

 

 

EVERGREEN RESOURCES

 

 

 

 

 

SPEECHES:  IDEAS AND TOPICS

 

 

 

 

 

FREE CLASSROOM HANDOUT for WORKSHOPS OR THE CLASSROOM

 

 

 

 

 

 

NUMBER OF VISITORS TO THIS PAGE:   

 

 

 

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("The Future is Female." So say many, and so say I.)

 

 

BACK TO AMCTR

 

 

 

The new ESL WEBSITE  

 

 

 

A FREE LITERACY PACK FOR ESL/EFL LEARNERS & TEACHERS

 

 

 

RESOURCES FOR FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS

 

 

 

ACCESS POINTS TO KNOWLEDGE

 

 

 

Comments (3)

SP said

at 6:23 pm on Dec 22, 2020

SSRN's YEAR IN REVIEW FOR 2020 -- with new content hubs created just for this year, including CORONAVIRUS, VACCINES, etc. For details, please view this video:
SSRN Year-In-Review 2020:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_oV7DGi1RA&feature=youtu.be

SP said

at 1:23 am on Dec 24, 2020

SSRN = the SOCIAL SCIENCES RESEARCH NETWORK -- a free, scholarly Open Access Database -- open and free to the World -- with an Internet access
Covers all fields in the Social Sciences, plus: Public Health, Business, Entrepreneurship, Accounting, COVID-19 articles, Vaccine Research, and so much more.

SP said

at 5:02 pm on Aug 14, 2021

Merlot's Academic Community Portals is an excellent resource for Students and Scholars:

https://www.merlot.org/merlot/communities.htm?type=0&fromAdvancedSearch=true

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