# Online Learning Resources

# SMART Locations

**Walter Library**

Room 204 (2nd floor)

Phone: 612-624-1584

**Wilson Library**

1st Floor

Phone: 612-626-8262

**Magrath Library**

Room 75

(just outside library gates)

Phone: 612-624-2125

*Note: Media Help available only in Walter and Wilson*

# Email SMART

Media Questions: smartmedia@umn.eduAll Other Questions: smartlc@umn.edu

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## Multiple Topics

• Library Course Pages: Resources specific to each UofM-Twin Cities course compiled by librarians in collaboration with faculty and instructors.

• Online Workshops and Tutorials: A University Libraries collection of online workshops, tutorials, and guides on multiples topics. The collection covers a diverse range topics from how to read a scholarly article to how to search for grant funding.

• Golden Gopher Workshop Database: Directory of various workshops and information sessions held on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.

• Surviving Group Projects: A website focused on working better on group projects, featuring video vignettes modelling steps to success and working through common problems. Created by the Center for Teaching and Learning at the UofM-Twin Cities.

• Free Book Centre: Textbooks and topics available online and for free download in algebra, biology, calculus, chemistry, computer science, geometry, physics, probability, statistics, trigonometry, and many more subjects.

• Khan Academy: "...a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) with the mission of providing a world-class education to anyone, anywhere." Contains 1800+ videos organized by academic topic.

• Open Study: Their tag line is "Make the World Your Study Group. Get live help from other students. Be a hero to your peers.

• HippoCampus: Free, core academic web site that delivers rich multimedia content--videos, animations, and simulations--on general education subjects. Users do not need to register or log in to use the site.

## Accounting

• Simplestudies: Some free content, including accounting tutorials, tests, dictionary, and guides

## Biology

• BioCoach Activities: Biology modules and self-quizzes

• Cells Alive: Interactive modules for learning about cells

• MIT Online Course Materials: Free practice tests, lecture notes, and video lectures from MIT

• UC Berkeley Webcasts: Video lectures from the University of California at Berkeley. (Tip!: Click the drop down menu to select other semesters for more videos.)

## Biomedical Engineering

• Yale Biomedical Engineering Lectures: Video lectures for Biomedical Engineering

## Chemistry

• General Chemistry Digital Lectures: Video modules for general chemistry

• General Chemistry Starting Points: Collection of tutorials and other online resources for chemistry

• MIT Online Course Materials: Free practice tests, lecture notes, and videos

• U of M Chemistry Academic Tools - Unit Conversions: Unit conversion help from the CBS website (opens as a pdf download)

• U of M Chemistry Academic Tools - Dilution Theory: Dilution theory help from the CBS website (opens as a pdf download)

• UC Berkeley Webcasts: Video lectures from UC Berkeley

## Computer Science

• MIT Online Course Materials: Free practice tests, lecture notes, and videos

• UC Berkeley Webcasts: Video lectures from UC Berkeley

## Economics

• Bean Counter's Economics Basics: A comprehensive site with basic economics principles with links to videos and more

• Cool Economics: Videos, slides, study questions, and other resources for econ

## Electrical and Computer Engineering

• Dunwoody Online Resources: Video lectures on Ohm's law, circuits, electrical construction & maintenance. and more

• MIT Online Course Materials: Free practice tests, lecture notes, and videos

• UC Berkeley Webcasts: Video lectures from UC Berkeley

## Mathematics

• Armstrong Math Help: Video lectures for calculus, differential equations and linear algebra

• Calculus Book Online: Calculus tutorials, video lectures and review exercises

• College Algebra Book Online: Algebra tutorials, video lectures, and review exercises

• Common Probability Distributions: Examples of common distributions of random data

• MCAE Online Math Materials: Free practice final exams, course reviews and course notes.

• MIT Online Course Materials: Free practice tests, lecture notes, and videos

• Math Resources for Research Methods and Statistics: Collection of math resources

• U of M Math & Stats Tutorials- Confidence Intervals: Tutorial from the Academic Tools from the CBS website (opens as an xls download)

• U of M Math & Stats Tutorials- Variance: Tutorial from the Academic Tools from the CBS website (opens as an xls download)

• Video Calculus: Video tutorials for calculus (University of Houston)

• Visual Calculus: Calculus tutorials (University of Tennessee)

## Physics

• Flash Animations for Physics: Sweet physics videos

• Java Applets on Physics: Interactive physics applets

• MIT Online Course Materials: Free practice tests, lecture notes, and videos

• Physics Classroom: Tutorials for physics

• Physics Tutorials: Tutorials with self-tests (University of Guelph)

• UC Berkeley Webcasts: Video lectures from UC Berkeley

• Yale Physics Lectures: Physics video lectures

## Psychology

• About.com Pysch Help: Collection of resources on psychology including podcasts, study skills, and test-taking tips

• UC Berkeley Webcasts: Video lectures from UC Berkeley

• Yale Psych Lectures: Psychology lecture videos

## Statistics

• Central Limit Theorem: A comprehensive site for statistical engineering and other statistics related topics

• Common Probability Distributions: Examples of common distributions of random data

• Electronic Stat Book: Text explanations of statistical concepts

• Elementary Statistics Videos: Video lectures for descriptive statistics

• Java Applets for Visualization of Statistical Concepts: Applets to visualize the graphing of distribution, probability, statistical tests, regression, and more.

• Mathematical Modeling Tutorial: A comprehensive PDF file (opens as a download) for learning how to analyze data

• Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics: Collection of statistical resources

• StatPrimer: Online stats textbook with example problems with answers

• Statistical Reference Datasets: A collection of datasets with associated certified values of model-dependent parameters

• U of M Math & Stats Tutorials- Confidence Intervals: Tutorial from the Academic Tools from the CBS website (opens as an xls download)

• U of M Math & Stats Tutorials- Variance: Tutorial from the Academic Tools from the CBS website (opens as an xls download)

• UC Berkeley Webcasts: Video lectures from UC Berkeley

## Study Skills

• Study Resources @ Student Counseling Services/Student Academic Success Services: Excellent collection of study skills handouts

• Dunwoody Online Resources: Readings on study skills, time management tools, habits for success, writing and reading strategies, citation styles, and much more.