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Back to School Shortcuts Online

All you need for back to school on the Web

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Headed back to school? Here are all the most useful back to school sites, services, and tools that you'll need.

1. Useful Web Tools

If you're looking for a list of the most useful tools on the Web, you've come to the right place. Here are my picks for the best tools on the Web for students and anyone else who is looking to boost their productivity.

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2. Free Online Study Guides

Good online study guides - the kind that aren't trying to sell you pre-packaged essays every five minutes - are few and far between. Here are a few of my favorite Free Study Guides.

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3. Best Free Downloads

Whether you're headed back to school, or just looking for some good free downloads, this is where you'll find a few great free downloads that you can use to go to the head of the class.

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4. The Best Reference Sites

Whether you're looking for the average rainfall in the Amazon rainforest, researching Roman history, or just having fun learning to find information, you'll get some great help using my list of the best research and reference sites on the Web.

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5. Find a Museum on the Web

Almost every great museum in the world has their own Web site. Here are just a few of the museums that you can visit via the Web.

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6. Find a Library (Or A Librarian)

Sometimes we forget in this age of Internet research that we can actually ask an expert for help. There are plenty of places both on and off the Web that you can tap into to find expert help for any kind of research topic that you can think of.

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7. Free Newspapers

You don't have to go to the corner anymore in your bathrobe, or look for spare change under the couch cushions to get your daily news. Now, you can access your local daily newspaper by just a click of the mouse. This makes monitoring news locally even easier; and you can also see what other local newspapers are saying as well (without getting out of your pajamas).

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8. The Best Search Engines

Pick the best search engines for your searching needs with Search Engines 101, a great way to explore more of your search topic, try a new search engine, and search more of the Web.

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9. Top Ten Web Search Tricks

There are Web search techniques that I use every day in order to find what I'm looking for. While this is by no means an exhaustive list, I've put together just a few of the Web search tricks that I use to search more of the Web.

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10. Free Books

There are a ton of sites that offer free eBooks on the Web. Here are a few sites where you can find free downloadable books.

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