As well as e-newspapers and magazines, you can read (and listen to) ebooks through Norfolk Libraries. The collections include a Young Adult eLibrary. Its books are categorized by up to four readability indicators: Interest Levels, ATOS levels, Lexile Measures and Text Difficulty. For example, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has an ATOS level of… Read more Young Adult eLibrary
UEA Library has purchased the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. It contains over 2000 entries, from Abolitionism to Znaniecki, and is regularly updated.
There are many free audio books online. They normally come with the texts, so you can listen and read at the same time. Try these sites: Lit2Go LibriVox Norfolk Libraries (but you need to join the library first) Internet Archive Loyal Books Digitalbook.io Searching the web for free audio books will reveal other, similar sites.… Read more Free audio books
The O’Reilly collection has a large number of ebooks in both the For Dummies and the (Complete) Idiot’s Guide series. Titles in the For Dummies series include: Statistics Financial Accounting Starting a Business English Grammar Office 365 Brexit The (Complete) Idiot’s Guides include: Psychology Economics Grammar and Style Business Law Starting and Running a Restaurant
How to Argue is a book by the lawyer Jonathan Herring. Do you hate arguments and avoid them at all costs? Or do you just find that you keep losing them? Perhaps even when you win, somehow you feel it has all been counter-productive? If so, this is the book for you. It will teach… Read more How to argue
UEA Library has a collection of ebooks on journalism. For example: The Online Journalism Handbook by Paul Bradshaw. 2nd edn. (2018) Interviewing for Journalists by Emma Lee-Potter. 3rd edn. (2017) The Universal Journalist by David Randall. 5th edn. (2016) Research Skills for Journalists by Vanessa Edwards (2016) Introducing the Language of the News : A… Read more Journalism ebooks
Stephen B. Heard, whose blog Scientist Sees Squirrel we mentioned last week, is a biologist at the University of New Brunswick in Canada. He has written a book, The scientist’s guide to writing (Princeton University Press, 2016). In the preface he says, “This book is designed for students and early-career scientists across the natural sciences… Read more The Scientist’s Guide to Writing
The Little Book of Norwich by Neil R. Storey was published in 2015. This book does not pretend to be a history, concise almanac or even a guide to Norwich; instead it is a collection of ephemeral, nostalgic and miscellaneous facts about a city brimming with history and full of fascinating stories. It has chapters… Read more The Little Book of Norwich
As many of our students know, SPSS is a computer program (aka software application) used for statistical analysis. UEA Library has several ebooks about SPSS, including: SPSS for Dummies by Arthur Griffith SPSS for Starters by Ton J. Cleophas and Aeilko H. Zwinderman SPSS Survival Manual by Julie Pallant INTO Resource Centre has a print… Read more SPSS ebooks
The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) was founded in 1967. To celebrate its first 50 years, a history was published in 2017. A History of IATEFL: The First 50 Years of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, by Shelagh Rixon and Richard Smith, is… Read more A History of IATEFL
The Open Textbook Library has university textbooks that you can read and download for free: for example, Introduction to Business and Concepts of Biology.
Digital Tools for Teachers is an ebook by Nik Peachey. Aimed at English language teachers, it includes over 70 tools – divided into reading tools, writing tools, presentation tools, etc. For example, under Reading Tools there is a review of Rewordify and under Listening Tools you can find LyricsTraining. The book is in PDF format,… Read more Digital Tools for Teachers
This book is aimed at English language teachers. Tip number 1 is “Start with a smile” and number 100 is “Do your own thing.” Here are some of the others: Don’t give homework at the end Use the coursebook – selectively Do correct mistakes Use mother tongue to explain Avoid grammatical terms Limit tasks by… Read more Penny Ur’s 100 Teaching Tips
The Biodiversity Heritage Library provides free access to hundreds of thousands of books and over 125,000 illustrations, from the 15th-21st centuries. The illustrations can be seen in numerous albums on Flickr. For example:
Credo Reference is a collection of online reference books. It can be browsed and searched like an encyclopedia. For example, if you search for global warming, you are shown the topic page on climate change (“the now commonly used term, having replaced “global warming”), extracts from many books, a list of related topics (Climate change,… Read more Credo Reference
The textbook Academic Writing : A Handbook for International Students by Stephen Bailey is now in its 5th edition. Some of our students will have copies of the printed book. The ebook is available through UEA Library.
ProQuest bought MyiLibrary three years ago, but only recently have the ebook links changed. All the MyiLibrary links on this website have been updated and now point to ebooks on ProQuest Ebook Central.