On-line Library

The Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America empowers people to learn, grow, and contribute to a diverse and better-functioning society. We do this by maximizing public access to our shared history, culture, and knowledge.


Questia is the premier online research and paper writing resource. Since its founding, Questia has helped students find and cite high-quality scholarly research. With emphasis on subjects related to the humanities and social sciences, Questia provides the resources needed to complete for coursework.

CORE is a multidisciplinary aggregator of open access research. It allows users to search more than 66 million open access articles. While most of these link to the full-text article on the original publisher’s site, five million records are hosted directly on CORE.

Social Science Research Network

The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is a collection of papers from the social sciences community. The site offers more than 700,000 abstracts and more than 600,000 full-text papers.

Open Library

One web page for every book ever published. It’s a lofty but achievable goal.


OAPEN promotes and supports the transition to open access for academic books by providing open infrastructure services to stakeholders in scholarly communication

Open Library

At Open Book Publishers we are changing the nature of the traditional academic book. Our books are published in hardback, paperback and ebook editions,

Project Guttenberg

Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here

Many Books

One web page for every book ever published. It’s a lofty but achievable goal.

Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) publishes the highest quality journals and delivers this research to the widest possible audience.



Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is an American digital library with the stated mission of “universal access to all knowledge.” It provides free public access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, software applications/games, music, movies/videos, moving images, and millions of books



Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.

The National Archives Catalog

Search the National Archives Catalog and other National Archives resources at once for information about our records.



At the center of research across the Smithsonian are the specialized branches and librarians of the Smithsonian Libraries. The collections and staff of the Libraries play a key role in helping the Smithsonian’s research and curatorial staff make sense of the museums’ almost innumerable, often unique, objects and their cultural and historical contexts.



At Europeana we work with thousands of European archives, libraries and museums to share cultural heritage for enjoyment, education and research.

Europeana provides access to millions of books, music, artworks and more – with sophisticated search and filter tools to help you find what you’re looking for.



This page is intended for patrons or students, and includes general MeL information. Library staff can find information on how MeL can help you in the Library Staff area. K-12 staff can find information on how MeL can help you in the Educators area.


WorldCat is the world’s largest network of library content and services. WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the Web, where most people start their search for information.

Useful Websites / Apps for Students


TED believes that Black lives matter and that each of us has a role to play in opposing racism, injustice and oppression. We invite you to use our archive of powerful ideas from experts and thought leaders as a starting point to understand the roots of racism, its painful consequences — and how we can combat it together.



If you are looking for study courses from different universities around the world, Coursera is your one-stop solution. If offers more than 1200 courses from universities around the world, which covers subjects like humanities, physics medicine, computer science, and much more. Coursera has got more than 12 million students around the globe. Signing up is very simple you just need your email and phone number. You can sign up to any level and enroll yourself in any course. It is indeed a good option if you want to keep yourself ahead of your class.

University of Reddit

Not the same but it functions the same as Coursera. It is an online portal that enables you to access courses offered by thousands of universities from around the world. You can sign up easily and get yourself enrolled in any course of your choice. Don’t get confused by the name it’s not actually a university where you get credit for attending a course. It is meant to gain knowledge so that you may hold more grip over your subject and achieve good grades. Very easy to navigate, you can easily find your desired course.


There was a time when we use to go check for books in the library and scrolling your topic of choice was even harder. Thanks to Audible, now you can listen to your favorite book while on the go. Scrolling your topic of interest is much easier now. No matter you are at the gym or working at home you can listen to your favorite books all the time. Powered by Amazon this app is one of its kind. You can easily download it on your cellphone. It has some extra features like TV programs and radio, which keeps you entertained on the go. You can also listen to audio versions of magazines and newspapers as well.


A must-have extension on your laptop. Grammarly is one of the most authentic grammar checkers available on the internet. Although, some features are not for free, still can afford to buy it as it’s not that expensive. It gets connected to your MS word and keeps on suggesting changes and highlighting errors. You can access it online and you can also download it on your system. Very easy to use you can access to different features like grammar report and grammar score as well. You can also use it on your browser, which makes it easier to write emails with correct grammar.


Ever got punished for not keeping your phone silent in the class? Now you don’t have to worry about it. Just download Studious on your Android phone and it will keep your cell phone silent while you are in the class. The only bad thing about this app is that it only works on Android phones. Just download it and put your schedule on the app and it will automatically turn your cell phone to silent. You can also keep a reminder of your homework and tests coming ahead.


This is a great website to have while you are in university. You just don’t have to worry about your references anymore. Citethisforme can handle your references according to your referencing style very effectively. It has a web extension as well as a website, which automatically generate reference for your reference page as well as in-text citations.


Flashcards are an easy way to remember things in class or in your exam. It is an old tactic that has been long forgotten by us. Teachers use flashcards to help memorize alphabets to pre-school kids. You can also use the same to memorize important topics. StudyBlue is a perfect app that brings you the classic flash cards. You can keep it on your cell phone all the time. You can also create flashcards for any subject of your choice. You can access online study material like books, journal and much more through StudyBlue.

Best Essay Writing Service

If you have trouble managing your studies and work at the same time, you can just put your worries beside and log on to ‘Best Essay Writing Service’ website. This is your shortcut to achieve good grades and save a lot of time. We can help you with any kind of paper. No matter on which level of education you are, we are here to help you with your homework and assignments. Just sign up and find your desired service, all you have to do it to send us the required

Khan Academy

This is just like Youtube, in fact, it’s a Youtube for students. If you are facing difficulty, understanding any new concept or you have problems with any subject, you can get help from Khan Academy. With millions of courses and millions of tutors from around the globe, you can access to almost everything. Khan Academy has been in partnership with NASA, MIT and Museum of Modern Arts to empower students from around the globe. They also offer personalized learning dashboard, which includes practical, exams, video lectures and a lot more. Covering almost every subject, Khan Academy is one of its kind serving students from almost every corner of the world.


Dragon Dictionary

As we have already discussed the importance of the dictionary, we know it’s a must carry while you are a student. Dragon Dictionary is not much different from any other traditional dictionary, yet it comes with some very great features. With this app in your mobile, you don’t have to type any word to know its meaning. You can speak directly to it and it will convert your voice to text and furthermore, it will bring out the desired results from the dictionary. It comes with a variety of great features. You can type emails, facebook status and much more. You can even type in a message for your own self.


Long gone are the days when we use to carry a dictionary in our bags and pockets. It is a digital age and you don’t need to carry any hard copy paper dictionary. No doubt it’s a must-have now as it was in the past, although it’s much easier to carry one now. You can access it online and you can also download the app that works very well offline. With some added features it’s not just your traditional dictionary. Searching a meaning is not just an option now. This dictionary provides you with an entire context of the word you are searching. From contextual meaning up to the synonyms, you can access it all.