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Scribd is a document-sharing site which allows users to post documents of various formats. It has more than 50 million monthly users and more than 50,000 documents are uploaded daily.


TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is an academic organization famous for its lectures. Known as TED Talks, they focus on technology, entertainment and design, science, arts, politics, education, culture, business.


Wikipedia is a multilingual encyclopedia written collaboratively by contributors around the world. Currently, there are more than 75,000 active contributors working on more than 13 million articles in more than 260 languages.


An online knowledge resource with more than 337,000 articles and videos, eHow offers step-by-step instructions on "how to do just about everything". The content is created by both professional experts and amateur members and covers a wide variety of topics.


A free social networking and micro-blogging service, twitter enables its users to send and read messages of 140 characters or less, known as tweets. These messages are posted to your profile or your blog, sent to your followers, and are searchable on Twitter search.


An American online community with worldwide appeal, this website showcases various forms of user-made artwork. DeviantArt aims to provide a place for any artist to exhibit and discuss works.


A leading global networking website - gives people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Millions of people use Facebook everyday to keep up with friends, upload photos, share links and videos, and stay connected.


A business-oriented social networking site, LinkedIn is useful for professional networking. It allows registered users to maintain a list of contact details of people they know and trust in business, and also explore other companies and business opportunities.


MIT Open Course Ware

MIT Open Course Ware (OCW) is a free web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content, reflecting all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT. OCW is a permanent MIT activity.

MIT World Public Videos

MIT World is a free and open site that provides on demand video of significant public events at MIT. The video index contains more than 600 videos of captured content from more than 85 of MIT's programs, labs, centers, departments, offices, and schools.

Stanford Engineering Everywhere

Stanford Engineering Everywhere is an online portal offering ten courses from Stanford's School of Engineering. SEE offers instructional videos, reading lists and materials and class assignments.

iTunes Stanford

Stanford on iTunes U provides access to a wide range of Stanford-related digital audio content via the iTunes Store, Apple's popular online music, video, and podcast service.

YouTube Stanford

The Stanford University Chanel on YouTube, featuring lectures, events, videos, films and other study aids.

SRM Open Course Ware

SRM Open Course Ware is an online collection of course content, covering various topics from Mechanical Engineering, Genetic Engineering of Plants & Animals and Instrumentation & Control Engineering.

UC Berkeley Course / Event Webcasts

Every semester, UC Berkeley webcasts select courses and events for on-demand viewing via the Internet. Provided as a study resource for students, the course lectures also include Podcasts of current and archived courses.

Open Yale Courses

Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn.


Honeywell Nobel Interactive Studio

The Honeywell-Nobel Initiative is a global education effort to connect university students across the globe with recipients of the Nobel Prize. It is a forum for students worldwide to learn directly from contemporary Nobel Laureates in Chemistry and Physics.

MIT World - Nobel Laureate Speakers

MIT World is a free and open site that provides on demand video of significant public events at MIT. Here's an online collection of lectures by Nobel laureates.

Nobel Organization

The official website of the Nobel Foundation, provides comprehensive, first-hand information about the Nobel Prize and Nobel Laureates in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Peace. Live webcast of the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony can also be viewed here.


MIT Media Lab

The MIT Media Lab applies an unorthodox research approach to envision the impact of emerging technologies on everyday life-technologies that promise to fundamentally transform our most basic notions of human capabilities.


Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources. It's designed to find the information scientists need. Quick, easy and comprehensive, Scopus provides superior support of the literature research process and is updated daily.

Knowledge @ Wharton

The Wharton School's online business journal, with free access to analysis of current business trends, interviews with industry leaders & faculty, articles, book reviews, and database of over 1500 articles & research abstracts.

Pick The Brain

A website dedicated to self improvement with a focus on personal productivity, motivation, and self education, Pick The Brain diverges from traditional "self-help" by taking a broader approach.

McKinsey Quarterly

The business journal of McKinsey & Company, it offers new ways of thinking about management in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. The journal aims to help business people run their organizations more productively, more competitively, and more creatively.

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