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  1. Bob Bowman's Study Skills Section - Offers tremendous advantages when used first of all
  2. Balabolka - Text-to-Speech (TTS) reader - reads text even in browser (saves sound file)
  3. How to find & download E-Texts and E-Books to your PC - Step-by-step guide
  4. Free Online PDF & Doc Converter, Convert to PDF or Image - Neevia Technology
  5. Free PDF Converter, HTML to PDF Converter For Free - Quick way to save web pages
  6. Online Tools & Productivity Section - New 2.0 tools are here
  7. Sumatra PDF Portable - PDF, Comic Book, and E-book Reader - See More great free programs at
  8. Word Spy - Find new words in The Word Lovers Guide to New Words
  9. QuotePad - Hotkey popup saves screen-selected text & cites its source (also has personal timer)*HINT: copying title (in Firefox Menu:Tools:Page Info) will capture URL to bookmark
  10. - Cut & paste URLs or your text into its box area and every word you click on will be defined by your choice of dictionaries for medical, language...
  11. Forvo: The Pronunciation Guide - All the words pronounced by native speakers
  12. The Online Teleprompter - Presentation - video tool from
  13. See Free Education Section - Take college-level courses at your convenience - via PC
  14. Download Outstanding Free Reading Software below


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  15. Complete Library of Children's Books Online - Visit the Rosetta Project
  16. Read Children's Books online - International Children's Digital Library
  17. Bibliomania - Free Online Literature and Study Guides
  18. Millions of books online - HathiTrust Digital Library
  19. The Modern English Collection - UVA Electronic Text Center - Public section
  20. The Online Books Page - Over 1000 books (by John Mark Ockerbloom - Penn Univ)
  21. Project Gutenberg - Public-domain online books source
  22. librivox - Search resources for public domain books on podcasts
  23. Online Books from WikiBooks has detailed information
  24. Classic Bookshelf - Read books online
  25. Free e-books -
  26. Reader's Digest - See relevant articles, funny jokes, cartoons...
  27. University of Virginia's E-Book Library - See thousands of titles - read online or download to MS Reader
  28. Free eBooks - Read Books Online - Children books, music books, Robert's Rules Of Order, etc,
  29. - Read Fiction Books Online for Free
  30. Hans Christian Andersen - Fairy Tales and Stories
  31. Ultimate Fairy Tale Resource Guide -
  32. SurLaLune Fairy Tales: Guide for Students - Annotated extensions
  33. Huck Finn Homepage - VA LIB
  34. Folktexts: A library of folktales, folklore, fairy tales, and mythology - D. L. Ashliman, Pittsburgh Univ.
  35. Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature - UF
  36. Free eBooks For Your Kindle or Other eReader - ManyBooks
  37. The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction - Read PDF versions online or download via Ebooks
  38. Full text books - See the titles free to read online in the full text archive
  39. - Thousands of Full-Text Free Books
  40. Perseus Digital Library - Read open-source texts from classics & more - see tutorial at site


  41. Recommended Literature: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve Search - California DOE
  42. Reading Support Materials - From
  43. AcqWeb's Library and Information Science Resources : Serials Sites
  44. Open Citation Project - Reference Linking and Citation Analysis for Open Archives
  45. Books and Literature Web Guide - Via
  46. The Virtual Reading Room - Collection of journal sites
  47. Recommended Teen Reading - From St. Charles Public Library
  48. Kids Reading Zone - IPL Youth Collection
  49. Reference Section - From IPL Youth Collection
  50. 100 Best Books for Children - List by TeachersFirst
  51. 2014 Best of the Best | Young Adult Library Services Association - By YALSA
  52. 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers - Can download some via College Board
  53. 100 Best Novels - See two lists, one by readers, one by Board from Random House
  54. Best Books Links - From Reader-to-Reader
  55. 47 Most Recommended Books To Read - Adult list by LifeOptimizer Blogger
  56. 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die - Recommended books from the 1900s -
  57. 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die - Another list by
  58. Award Books and Recommended Reading Lists
  59. Literacy Links: Resources for Teachers and Parents - International Reading Assoc.
  60. Reading Links - From
  61. Writers and Readers Links
  62. Download Free Ebooks
  63. Free Poetry eBooks
  64. Free eBooks - All Our Classic Books and Novels
  65. Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
  66. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare - Read online in HTML format
  67. FreeReading - Open Source, Free Reading Intervention Program for K-3 - pronunciations & more
  68. CLWG: Children's Literature Web Guide - David K. Brown


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  69. Free Dictionary project - Large collection of world dictionaries - some for downloading
  70. Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable - 1894 Ed. via infoplease
  71. Free Language Translations Online [Full Text] -
  72. Check Thesaurus Online for Free -
  73. The Free Online Thesaurus / Synonym Finder -
  74. Roget's International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases - Courtesy of Bartleby
  75. Online Picture Dictionary - ESOL HELP
  76. Picture Dictionary Online - Dictionary for Kids
  77. Free online Dictionary of English Pronunciation - How to Pronounce English words
  78. LingvoSoft Online - Free Online Translation Services - online dictionary, english thesaurus
  79. Readers - See index to find any author, any book, etc.
  80. Difficult Words and their usages
  81. Free Online Dictionary of Unusual and Weird Words - International House of Logorrhea
  82. See reading resources at
  83. Famous Library and Librarian Quotes & Quotations
  84. Reference Links - From
  85. The Phrontistery - Obscure Words and Vocabulary Resources
  86. New Web2.0 Tools - See reading tools & more via LibGuides at Springfield Township H S
  87. List of Latin phrases (full) - Via Wikipedia
  88. 21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary - Dr. Kimberly's Literacy Blog
  89. Reader's Theater scripts - Free PDF scripts - Dr. Chase Young
  90. WorldCat® - Find items in libraries near you - and download some


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  91. ReadPlease ® Text-to-Speech program discontinued - see free alternates below
  92. Fire Vox - An open source Talking Browser Extension for Firefox (read about visual aid)
  93. CLiCk, Speak - OSS extension for Firefox (reads text portions only)
  94. Text-to-Speech Programs - Free Downloads from Home Page
  95. 38 best open source text to speech projects
  96. SayPad - A freeware talking text editor that can read a good book to you (maybe from Gutenberg):
    • Project Gutenberg - Download free electronic books (ebooks) - adaptable to TTS units!
  97. Read Aloud - A free Text-to-Speech (TTS) software that reads text aloud
  98. Reading Alphabet, Phonics and Language - See free software
  99. DSpeech - A free program of Text To Speech - See info at Dimio's Tools
  100. Natural Reader - Online or Get Freeware version - uses MS robotic voice - Highlight text to hear
  101. 100 Web Tools for Learning with a Disability - Many are free tools; others are not
  102. Free Tools to Support Reading and Writing - See WordTalk option
  103. Google Reader Discontinued - See replacements - Courtesy of alternativeTo
  104. Virtual Magnifying Glass - Free (open source) magnifier to read text -- see details at site
  105. FreewareTop Reviewed Free Software
  106. heart/diskBob Bowman's FREEWARE & OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE
    - See really outstanding selections here!
    - For home, office, and school


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  107. LibGuides Community Site - Locate libguides A-Z at 4799 libraries worldwide!
  108. Public Library Listings (by state) - Via
  109. See INDEX for REFERENCES, ENGLISH, etc.
  110. Search the Internet using various engines and strategies listed in INDEX

    Note to educators:   Most "kidsafe" search engines can still access other search engines which are unfiltered and that restrict users under 18 - unless they are disabled in advance - See details on Webtools Page

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