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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

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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 @ University Counseling & Consulting 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.