Sunday, November 4, 2012

5 Online Libraries Every Teacher Must Know about

Online libraries are very important source of trusted  educational materials that we can use with our students. A couple of months ago Educational Technology and Mobile Learning posted about 9 useful online libraries for teachers , this article was a great hit for it was read thousands of times and we got alot of positive feedback from our readers worldwide.

Today, we are going to add to the work we have already started  in the previous post and provide you with another list of some great libraries / encyclopedias. With these resources, you will have access to the world's knowledge including,   rare historical documents , manuscripts, journals, maps...ect right from the comforts of your room. Again we recommend that you share them with your students and colleagues. Enjoy

1- Library of Congress

The Library of Congress offers a wide variety of online databases and Internet resources to the public via the Web, including its own online catalog. In addition, LC provides an easy-to-use gateway for searching other institutions' online catalogs and extensive links to resources on the Internet.

2- Internet History Project

This is a real treasure trove of rare historical documents and books covering a wide range of historical periods and events from the ancient and medieval world to the modern one. Students can browse through its content to find materials relevant to their courses.

3- Art Cyclopedia

 When it comes to searching for anything about Art, nothing will top Art Cyclopedia. It provides resources and materials about the world artists, masterpieces, museums, art history and many more.

4- World Digital Library

This is a fantastic library that features  resources in different formats and not only the written text, you will find materials in the form of recordings, photos, maps, and videos . You can also conduct searches in it based on the geographical location you select  and using the language you want.

5- Project Gutenberg

This is also a great library of ebooks and other searchable data. It includes thousands of free epub and Kindle books that you can either read or download.

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