For Dummies is a series of beginner’s books on various subjects. UEA Library has several ebooks in the series, including:
You can read all of these online.
Search UEA Library for the full list.
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, I couldn’t get the internal links (to the various chapters) to work, but the links to the tools were fine.
read more about the book. It costs $4.99, but there is a code you can use to download it for free.
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 time, not amount
Don’t worry about the topic
Don’t always pre-teach vocabulary
Don’t make students read aloud
Talk a lot
Teach a lot of vocabulary
Teach spelling rules
The Resource Centre has a copy, which you can borrow.
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, Greenhouse gas, Kyoto Protocol, etc.), images, and a mind map.
It might be a good place to start research for your long essay or project.
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.
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.