""By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge
the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches." ~Proverbs 24:3-4
Freebies: Online Books and Courses
Directory of FREE Online Books and FREE eBooks
Wide variety of subjects including books for children and teens but be careful, you will have to overlook some controversial topics and sort through the bad stuff to find the good stuff. Many are older out-of-print books - including classics! - whose copyright has expired.
American King James Bible Translation
This is a new translation of the Bible, downloadable in text format. It is based on the original King James Version. It is a simple word for word update from the King James English. Nothing has been changed doctrinally; the spelling and vocabulary have simply been updated. The grammar has not been changed because that could alter the doctrine. Go to the site to see a word-for-word comparison.
Free Education on the Internet
No books to buy, no hidden fees! Complete courses and tutorials for more than 120 different vocational and academic disciplines.
The Elements of Style Make use of this free electronic version of William Strunk Jr.'s widely acclaimed guide to elegant writing. Outlines the rules of English grammar and the principles of clear, concise writing. A must for both beginning and advanced wordsmiths.
The Gutenberg Project
Free e-books, generally books that were published before 1923. So you won't find the latest bestsellers or modern computer books here. You
will find the classic books from the start of this century and previous
centuries, from authors like Shakespeare, Poe, Dante, as well as well-loved
favorites like the Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the
Tarzan and Mars books of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Alice's adventures in
Wonderland as told by Lewis Carroll, and thousands of others.
These books are chosen by volunteers. Simply, a volunteer decides that a
certain book should be in the archives, obtains the book and does the work
necessary to turn it into an e-text.
Lots of free online books (no downloads required, just go to a page and start reading). Browse the classics or search the library. Also search Webster's 1913 dictionary and find other books on the Web.
Free Online Typing Test
Type a short paragraph, and your speed and accuracy will be instantly graded. Then if you wish, you can sign up for a free online typing course, customized just for you.
Reference Library Online: Look up Almost Anything for Free
The site gives you free and easy access to the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition, The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition; Roget's II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition; Simpson's
Contemporary Quotations; and The American Heritage Book of English Usage, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, Strunk's Elements of Style; six poetry anthologies, including the Oxford Book of English Verse; Emily
Post's Etiquette; the Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes; Frazer's the Golden Bough (1922) and Thomas Bulfinch's Mythology (1913). And (believe it or not) there's more, too much to list. It's a whole reference library at your fingertips!