FREE Resources

Here you’ll find all sorts of FREE educational stuff for any age. Enjoy!

Do you have ideas where to find more? Leave a comment here, write me an email at scientiaportal@gmail.com or drop me a line on Twitter (@Neuronicus) or Facebook (Scientia Portal or Neuronicus).

GENERAL:

  1. FREE online courses at EdX
  2. FREE Critical Reasoning for Beginners course at the University of Oxford. I highly recommend it; six podcasts well worth your time.

ASTRONOMY/ASTROPHYSICS:

  1. The Feynman Lectures
  2. Hawking, S. (1966). Properties of expanding universes (doctoral thesis). https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.11283 FULLTEXT PDF original grayscale | FULLTEXT PDF color
  3. NASA Eyes Eclipse 2017 Web Application

PHYSICS:

  1. Good repository for teaching physics and various other stuff, some really, REALLY cool: http://mertzimekis.gr/home/go/1780

CHEMISTRY:

  1. You got an NMR peak and don’t know what it is? Check out this little NMRPEAKS site where you can input your frequency and get a list of the common suspects.
  2. Boiling point calculator which is exactly what it says it is.
  3. SynArchive is a free web based application that allows you to browse a growing database of organic syntheses. Unlike most chemical synthesis shown on the web, the sequence of reactions is clear, precise and unambiguous”, they say.
  4. How to make compound numbering update automatically when a new compound is added in Microsoft Word by Margaret Scheuermann

METEOROLOGY/CLIMATOLOGY:

  1. Game: https://www.climateinteractive.org/tools/c-roads/. You can download it or play on online. Read additional info here:  https://www.climateinteractive.org/programs/world-climate/. It’s a good simulation game made by MIT affiliates about climate change, providing information about how this happens. Get climate change skeptics to play it. Good for playing as college or high-school assignments.

MATHEMATICS:

  1. Best EASY Calculus Book ever, seriously: Thompson, Silvanus P. (1914, 2nd Ed.). Calculus Made Easy: Being a very simplest introduction to those beautiful methods of reckoning which are generally called by the terrifying names of the Differential Calculus and the Integral Calculus. The Macmillan & Co., New York. (292 pages). FULLTEXT PDF         

STATISTICS:

  1. James G, Witten D, Hastie T., & Tibshirani R. (EDs) (2017, 8th Ed). An Introduction to Statistical Learning (with applications in R). 440 pages. Springer. ISBN 978-1-4614-7138-7 (eBook), DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-7138-7.  FULLTEXT PDF
  2. Hastie T, Tibshirani R, & Friedman  J. (2017, 12th Ed.) The Elements of Statistical Learning (Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction). 764 pages. Springer. FULLTEXT PDF

OTHER:

PubMed  = the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM), comprising of “more than 29 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites” .

PMC = “PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free fulltext archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM)” with a whooping fulltext library of over 5 million papers and growing rapidly. Love PubMed!

A builder of science figures

ACADEMIA SURVIVAL GUIDE:

How to write an NSF grant

Great writing tips, advice and resources, particularly for grad students, put together by Prof. Raul Pacheco-Vega, PhD.

Skype job interview Tips

Euphemisms used by researchers to report almost significant results. Been there, done that. I used ‘marginally significant’ 😀

Nota bene: I have the full text, usually in .pdf format, of every single paper that I feature on this website. If you cannot access it from the links I publish, write me at scientiaportal@gmail.com, tell me what you need it for, and I’ll send it to you.

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