Tools for Learning:          Off-site Web Resources

Learning Center
Carnahan-Jackson Center
Reed Library, Fourth Floor
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: (716) 673-3550
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Learning Style Preference:


"Study without Tears"
 help sheets for--

  • Visual Preference
  • Aural Preference
  • Read Preference
  • Kinetic Preference
  • Multimodal Preference

Quick print handouts available on this website. 

Online Dictionary:

A quick reference guide.

Other more extensive dictionaries can be accessed by SUNY Fredonia students through Reed Library at

Oral Presentations:

Maintained by the St. Cloud State University (SCSU), St. Cloud, Minnesota

Presentation Help Online--
A web site for faculty using classroom presentation assignments.

  • Designing and Evaluating Assignments
  • Sample Assignments
  • Evaluation forms to download and modify.

Learning Skills Online Workshops:

Maintained by Three Rivers Community College, Norwich, CT

Academic Success Workshops include:

  • Time Management
  • Note Taking Techniques
  • Learning Styles Exploration
  • Textbook Reading Strategies
  • Stepping Up Your Reading Rate
  • Test Taking Strategies
  • Research Reading and Locating Sources

Study Guides and Strategies:

Available in several languages.

Maintained by the University of St. Thomas (UST), St. Paul, Minnesota

Section Titles include:

  • Preparing to Learn
  • Classroom Participation
  • Project Management
  • Preparing for Tests
  • Writing Basics
  • Math and Science
  • Studying
  • Learning with others
  • Taking Tests
  • Reading Skills
  • Web truth

High School to College Learning Strategies

Maintained by Muskingum University, New Concord, OH

Freshman Concerns include:

  • Developing Self Knowledge
  • Study Skills
  • Student Responsibility at College
  • Accommodations-Alternative Ways to Learn
  • College Survival Skills for the Learning Disability Student
  • College Considerations
  • Preparing for the Transition


Library Research:

Maintained by Duke University Libraries, Durham, NC

Seven Steps of the Research Process:

1. Choosing a Topic
2. Finding Background Information
3. Refining a Topic
4. Selecting Resources
5. Searching for Information
6. Evaluating Resources
7. Citing Sources

Content Area Specific Learning Strategies:

Maintained by Muskingum College, New Concord, OH

Offers Learning Strategies developed specifically for each of these disciplines:

Computer Science
Foreign Languages
General Science
Physical Education
Political Science
Speech Communication

Writing Handouts:

Maintained by OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Categories include:

  • General Writing Concerns
  • Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling
  • Professional Writing
  • English as a Second Language
  • Research and Documenting Sources
  • Writing Across the Curriculum
  • Practice Exercises

Citation and Documentation:

Online companion to Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age, Third Edition by Diana Hacker and published by Bedford/St. Martin's

Finding Online Sources, Documenting Sources and Sample Papers for each of these styles:

  • Humanities: MLA
  • Social Sciences: APA
  • History: Chicago
  • Sciences: CBE

Math and Science Formulas


Collection of Formulas, Tables, Glossaries and Links for

  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Engineering



Calculus Practice:

Maintained by Temple University, Philadelphia, PA and partially supported by the National Science Foundation


Collection of INTERACTIVE modules covering algebra, graphics and numerical calculation. Several chapters are included in each of these "books":

  • Pre calculus
  • Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Number Theory
  • Abstract Algebra
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Time Management:

 Collections of links addressing various aspects of time managment including:

  • Tips for time managment for students from various institutions
  • Explanations and strategies regarding the effect of time management on anxiety, AD/HD, creativity, and productivity, etc.  for Adults/Professionals

Resource page maintained by Revitas Professional Services headquarted in Philadelphia, PA and recommended by the students of Nancy Ward's class:


Additional Resource Sites:  Elementary through College

Resource page maintained by Mindflash Technologies, Palo Alto, CA
and recommended by the students of Susan Bowen's class, Mason Learning Center.

time image Official time in each US time zone.

New York State has various web sites for thruway travelers beginning with this home page:


For Thruway Road Conditions call:
Weather conditions and forecasts from the National Weather Service for areas along the thruway.  Text format.
On-Line Thruway Map with with current and planned lane closures/construction work along the NYS thruway.

 Download Sites


Free download drawing package allows user to draw chemical structures

Google Sketchup

Free download allows user to create 3D models of buildings, furnishings, etc.



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