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Free Resources: Welcome


Welcome to Free Resources!
A source for reference materials reviewed by librarians.

In addition to containing search strategies, Free Resources is:

  • organized according to broad disciplines with focused subdivisions
  • presented in a LibGuide to be used as a finding tool
  • for all age groups and reading levels
  • a place of free (alternative) internet resources to consider in place of discontinued databases
  • reference materials reviewed by librarians
  • a quick reference to valuable resources which may be hard to find, are one-of-a-kind sites, or may be excellent lists of valuable current sites
  • constantly growing and being reviewed.

Your role?

  • Use and promote Free Resources
  • Librarians only: Submit appropriate resources for inclusion in (or deletion from) the guide.
  • (NOTE: We only accept recommendations from librarians).

We are a Community: Share your Resources!

"... in these tight economic times, it is libraries themselves that may be one of the best markets for this information. One of the key functions of a library is to assure that its patrons get the best information at the best price. And when money is so tight for libraries, it is professionally irresponsible to pay for resources that are otherwise available for free."  [Foreword by Steve Coffman]

        from: Tomaiuolo, N.G. & Quint, B. (2004). The Web Library: Building a World Class Personal Library with Free Web Resources. Medford, N.J.: Information Today, Inc. p. xxi.

Free Resources is continually being updated.  Icons indicate:

  • best-loved resources 
  • site contains commercial ads 
  • limited open access OR fee or subscription-based site 

Please share your links for great resources so we can share them with others! Please bear in mind the following criteria when suggesting links (NOTE: We are currently accepting only recommendations from librarians).

  • Accuracy
  • Authority
  • Coverage
  • Currency
  • Objectivity / Bias

(The Web Page Evaluation Checklist from University of California, Berkeley, is a great resource for this).

Thank you for your contribution! If you do not like or feel a particular resource listed is relevant or useful, please let us know that too!

Lauri and Bebe

Reference & Instruction Librarian

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Lauri Rebar
777 Glades Road, LY-151
Boca Raton, FL 33431


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Bebe S. Chang
184 UCB
1720 Pleasant Street
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0184
Main: 303-492-8705
Skype Contact: digital.chang