Help and FAQ
Reference desk - How can I help you?
Use the Table of Contents at the top of the main page to navigate through the categories or scroll through at your leisure. Due to popular demand, Librarian Chick now has a Category Breakdown page so you can see the contents of each category separately. Though many of these resources could be listed under multiple categories, you'll notice that I've only added them here once. Just CTRL+Click on the links to open in new tabs and you'll never open the same page twice!
Note: Simply clicking on a link will open the site under the Librarian Chick domain.
Wow, that's quite a list! Are you sure it's all free?
All of the sites listed here provide free resources or offer free memberships/subscriptions. The information, books, and lectures are usually free for you to download and use, but in some cases, copyright restrictions may apply so please make to sure find out before redistributing. Some sites offer a list of material for sale AND a list of free resources. In such cases, I have tried to make sure to link to the directory of free goods. Let me emphasize that you should read all of the information provided by the developer in regards to usage and distribution rights.
How do you find all this great free stuff?
For over 15 years, I've reviewed software and websites for Tucows. From time to time, an author or web developer asks me to review a free product that really rocks and I want to let everyone know about it! Because I'm also a mother and an info junkie, I'm always on the look out for great learning resources. Since I spend a lot of time researching and categorizing information online, Librarian Chick started as a personal resource. I needed a way to keep track of my favorite resources and share them with my daughters. Turns out, the wiki format is a pretty efficient way to share all these fantastic free educational tools with all of you info junkies as well! If you appreciate this list of resources, it's likely that your friends, classmates, and socially-networked pals will too, so won't you please help spread the word?
How do I get my free software, resource or online service listed on Librarian Chick?
If you are a developer and you would like me to add your site or resource, please contact me by writing to this address with "Librarian Chick Submission" in the subject line. Make sure you include the name of your site or product, a link to your homepage, and a brief description of its features.
Can I help make changes and updates by administrating Librarian Chick?
Not at this time, sorry. I want to make sure that this collection retains its integrity and remains spam-free. Unfortunately, that means I must chose administrators carefully or do it myself. If you have any suggestions or know of some great free resources that aren't on this list, feel free to drop me a line. I'd love to hear from you!
How can I report a broken link or incorrect information?
I'll try to keep this list updated on a regular basis, but from time to time, a business goes under or a site changes domain names. Sometimes they will decide to charge for resources that were once offered for free. If you detect an error in the information presented here or discover a broken link, please send me an email!
How can I get involved?
So, you say you wanna help out... that's because YOU are AWESOME!
- The most important way you can show your support is by spreading the word. Let people know that there are literally hundreds upon hundreds of absolutely free educational resources available online and that Librarian Chick maintains a relevant, comprehensive and handpicked compilation.
- Print up some copies of either of these black and white PDF flyers and post them around your campus, library, or workplace.
- Submit your favorite free resources to this address!
- It's easy to donate via Paypal and 100% of every donation goes back into the maintenance, upkeep and enhancement of this valuable resource!
- With any donation over $10, we'll celebrate your honorary rock-star status by adding your name, a URL to your web page, a small photo, and a short message to the Honorary Members list. This page has more details.
- Become a sponsor. Anyone can become a sponsor, but we highly encourage those who would like to promote their educational resources, free or otherwise, to participate. This is a great opportunity to reach your target market inexpensively. For more information on becoming a sponsor, please contact me if you're interested!
- Post one of these buttons on your site with a link back to www.LibrarianChick.com
- Please click on one or more of our sponsored links below. I know, I know. Right now there are only a few sponsors. But like Beck said, "Things are gonna change, I can feel it."
List of Paid Sponsors
Rn to Bsn Programs - This is the most complete list of rn to bsn programs
Nursing schools - A list of all us nursing schools and colleges over 1700 listed
Affordabook - Find the lowest prices on textbooks from over 20 different sellers instantly.
Time4Learning - Online learning for homeschooling, afterschool, or summer programs. Integrated lessons, activities, printable worksheets, and assessments. Automated reports and lesson planning for parents. Entirely web-based so you can study on your own schedule.
E Learning - NogginLabs creates creative, performance-based, custom e-learning solutions for major corporations, universities, and non-profit organizations.
Project Spaces – Project Spaces allows you to manage, organize, and share documents and files online for easy and secure project collaboration.
Spinscape - A collaborative mind mapping software that offers a new way of gathering and managing information.
ZiiZoo- a tutoring portal where you can find independent, US-based tutors in almost any subject matter, online, ready to help at any time of day, for as much or as little time as you need.
Consult the User's Guide for information on using the wiki software.