The internet nowadays has literally thousands of websites for students to help them with their studies, from primary school all the way to grad school, in order to assist them with their education & orientation, as well as help them learn, and get them help on their homework and exam preparation if they need it.
That is why I compiled for you a detailed list of only 25 websites for students that I found to be useful, and that’ll hopefully help you in your studies; this way you won’t get overwhelmed with the cheer amount of educational websites out there.
So, without further ado, here is the list of 25 useful websites for students & their studies:
1- Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization that offers free courses, practice exercises, instructional videos, and personalized learning dashboards that empower students to learn anytime & from anywhere in the world.
You will find in there some useful resources for maths, science, computing, history, art history, economics, and more…, including K-14 and test prep content (SAT, Praxis, LSAT).
Khan Academy offers free tools, apps & online resources for learners, teachers and parents, and is one of the few organizations that I’ve seen that seem to be truly loved by everyone using their platform.
Quizlet gives students, teachers and parents the tools to learn from, create and share flashcards, diagrams, quizzes and study guides in various subjects (math, science, languages, art & humanities, social sciences…etc).
Quizlet is used by more than a million student on a daily basis, and +90% of those students reported higher grades after using the learning materials on this platform.
3- Chegg (Study Blue)
Chegg is a company that specializes in education tools & platforms and operates a network of educational websites, apps & platforms, that offer a variety of services to students and their parents:
- Chegg Study: a monthly subscription to access a premium library of textbook solutions, expert Q&A, video explanations and practice problems.
- Chegg Books: offers textbooks at competitive prices, with deals reaching up to 90% off of the original prices, you can also sell you textbooks, rent new ones or buy used ones.
- Chegg Prep: a free service + app to get extensive decks of flashcards to study and prepare for your exams
- Chegg Internships: with over 75k internship offers, they can get you decent internships in most US cities & states quite easily.
- Chegg Writing (Easy Bib): a subscription that helps you to submit the best papers possible, with citation services, grammar & plagiarism detection & correction tools, as well as expert checks & edition services.
Coursera is an American MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) platform created by Stanford University computer science professors.
Coursera works with top universities and other educational organizations to offer online courses, certifications, and degrees in a variety of subjects and in +40 languages.
You can join Coursera for free, and enjoy a massive library of online courses for university and college students, and you can sign up to a specialization’s monthly subscription (40$ to +80$) as well, to benefit from premium content with industry-recognized certificates & degrees.
Edx is another American MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) platform created this time by Harvard & MIT. It offers more than 4500 university & college-level courses in a variety of subjects & specialties (+2000 of which are free).
Edx works with more than 150 of the world’s top universities, to provide its global user-base with high quality MOOCs for free or at an affordable price, with completion certificates at the end of each course.
Academic Earth is an online learning platform that offers free online video courses and academic lectures since 2009, from dozens of the world’s top universities such as the university of Oxford, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale.
Academic Earth provides learners worldwide with a search engine for full-text scholarly information, along with video courses covering +50 specialties and fields of expertise.
Udacity is another American organization that offers MOOCs and online courses, however this one is a for-profit learning platform, and specializes mostly in employable & professional digital skills, so not a lot of academic content like the previous two.
Udacity has some free courses, but they are meant to get you in, to up-sell you on one of their “nanodegrees” (a mini degree you get after finishing one their career paths’ courses, for example a data scientist nanodegree or a marketing analyst nanodegree … etc.
Udemy is an American online learning and teaching marketplace with over 150k online courses and 40+ million students worldwide, it basically offers the tools for instructors to create courses and reach wider audiences, and for learners to search and sort through those courses in one of the largest libraries of courses online.
The courses on Udemy are mostly paid, although they are usually cheap and you can sometimes get a few courses for free. Udemy targets students and professional adults alike all over the world, with support of more than 65 languages.
Skillshare is an American online learning platform that offers a monthly or yearly subscription for people who want to learn from their educational videos. They have a free membership but it only gives you access to a very limited library of courses.
The courses are interactive and not in the form of traditional lectures, and each course has a project that needs to be completed, to focus on the practical side of things instead of just academic theory. Most courses focus on digital or creative & lifestyle skills, but you’ll find in there your share of business and technical skills as well.
Pluralsight is a multi-billion-dollar online education company for the Tech workforce, that offers an online learning platform with a variety of video training courses and assessments via multiple learning paths for software developers, IT administrators & managers, as well as creative professionals.
Pluralsight is a Microsoft Gold Partner, so they have an extensive library of courses related to Microsoft technologies, products and services. But their huge library of courses isn’t limited to Microsoft technologies and covers technologies from other tech vendors (Oracle, IBM, Cisco, AWS, Google Cloud, Adobe, …etc) as well as open source technologies.
Pluralsight has 2 subscriptions for individuals, teams and companies on a monthly or yearly basis:
- Pluralsight Skills: a subscription that offers access to a giant library of tech-related online courses, which allows you to up-skill yourself and your team in the technological trends you need, to meet your objectives and succeed in your projects / career.
- Pluralsight Flow: a subscription that allows you to leverage workflow data to maximize productivity and enable your team to accelerate product release cycles.
LinkedIn Learning (which was previously known as “Lynda” before the acquisition) is an online learning platform offering a monthly & yearly subscription that gives access to a gigantic library of video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills.
LinkedIn Learning is a subsidiary of LinkedIn, and all the courses on there fall into 3 categories: Business, Creative, and Technology. After a 1 month free trial for individuals, you can purchase the monthly subscription for 29$ per month, or save up to 33% if you choose the yearly subscription. Other offers & subscription plans are available for teams, enterprises, government & educational institutions.
12- Top Universities
Top Universities is a website for new and upcoming university students, the website helps you find the perfect university, in addition to courses or study destinations using the university rankings, country and course guides, events and international student forums.
Top Universities also helps you find scholarships, internships and provides you with advice from experts on your university / college orientation & future career plans.
13- Wolfram Alpha
Wolfram Alpha is a computational knowledge engine or answer engine developed by Wolfram Alpha LLC, a subsidiary of Wolfram Research, that computes answers using their breakthrough technology & vast expert-level knowledge-base, which millions of students and professionals rely on to automatically answer questions, do analysis and generate reports.
Wolfram Alpha is freemium, meaning its basic functionalities are free, but you need to pay for the premium ones (bundled in a “pro” version), the pro version is available under 3 plans: Wolfram Alpha Pro for Everyone, Wolfram Alpha Pro for Students & Wolfram Alpha Pro for Educators.
Project Gutenberg is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, as well as to “encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks.” It was founded in 1971 by the American writer Michael S. Hart and is the oldest digital library.
Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks, so students can choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online.
You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, and all of it is available for free to the users.
15- Yo Teach!
Yo Teach! is a backchannel web app that offers chat rooms for teachers & students. The platform allows real-time student interaction and helps students & teachers from the USA, UK, and Canada to exchange & share their knowledge.
The admin / educator can delete posts, mute students, and have full control over the room and use interactive features. Students can interact with teachers and can also share text messages. They can also reply to others’ posts and vote and respond to polls.
Yo Teach! is an engaging way to invite students to learn and interact with other students.
The elearners.com website gathers all the information you may need if you are looking for an online degree, certificate, or you want to find & apply for an online college. It has a large knowledge base of online degrees (associate, bachelors, masters & PhDs) that will benefit you whether you are a professional switching / improving careers, a mom getting back to the work force, a military student, an international student, or just a regular student.
So, If you have any questions about online degrees, certificates & online colleges, or you want support, this platform will give you the needed support and information.
Marked By Teachers is a website that offers you everything you need to write a great essay, in every subject & at every level, from thousands of reviewed essays, commented on by actual teachers & professors, as well as more advanced student peers, a library of tips and information to improve your writing, as well as the ability to upload your essays to get them reviewed by peers & teachers.
Marked By Teachers is part of “The Student Room Group”, a UK organization that owns and operates several websites in the education sector.
18- Student Edge (Australia)
Student Edge is a website for the largest member-based organization of high school, TAFE, VET and university students in Australia, although their website doesn’t target just Aussie students, it is open to students at a global scale as well.
That’s why, their website is comprised of student news, study tools, deals, surveys & job / internship offers for students, as well as a blog and a thriving forum with a global audience, not just Australian.
LLM Guide is a comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of “Masters of Law” programs worldwide, it gathers community tools and editorial content of interest to people from around the world, interested in pursuing an LL.M. or a similar postgraduate law degree.
the LLM Guide website has an extensive LLM degrees knowledge base and rankings, up-to-date information about LLM scholarships, articles and FAQs to address any concerns anyone interested in a LLM degree may have, as well as an active discussion board, gathering Law students and experts from around the world.
The LLM Guide Website is owned and run by Pritzwalks GmbH & Co. KG, which owns and operates similar websites regarding MBA programs (regular and online ones) that you will find below.
20- Find MBA
In similar fashion to the previous one, Find-MBA.com is a comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of “Masters of Business Administration” (MBA) programs worldwide, it gathers community tools and editorial content of interest to people from around the world, interested in pursuing an MBA.
21- Find MBA Online
Similar to the previous one, FindMBAOnline.com is another website that is run by the same company (Pritzwalks GmbH & Co. KG), except this one only lists information, rankings and content about online MBAs.
Academia.edu is a platform for researchers and research students where they can share their academic papers. Academics have uploaded +22 million papers to academia.edu, and +31 million academics, professionals, and students read papers on Academia every month.
Academia.edu allows researchers to create profiles on the platforms, share what they have been working on, upload their research papers, search for and read other researchers’ papers, bulk-download them, reach out to other researchers, find new grants and fellowships in your area of research, and see your profile’s visitor as well as your papers’ readers…etc.
23- Research Gate
Research gate is another platform destined to researchers and students preparing their thesis, and with about 3 million users, it is easy to discover scientific knowledge and stay connected to the world of science with other researchers’ help. You can join for free and become a member.
The best thing is that you can get access to over 135 million research papers, you can search by topic, by user (researcher), or by any number of the criteria available to you in the advanced search function, you can read and download the published papers, and you can reach out to their authors as well.
24- Google Scholar
Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines, it was launched in 2004 and it now indexes hundreds of millions of texts related to the academic literature.
Google Scholar index includes most peer-reviewed online academic journals and books, conference papers, theses and dissertations, pre-prints, abstracts, technical reports, and other scholarly literature, including court opinions and patents.
WorldWideScience.org is a global science search engine designed to accelerate scientific discovery and progress by accelerating the sharing of scientific knowledge.
Through multilateral partnerships, WorldWideScience.org enables you to launch a single-query search of national scientific databases and portals in more than 70 countries. Yet, from a user’s perspective, WorldWideScience.org makes the databases act as if they were a unified whole.
That’s it, the 25 list items above are the websites for students and their studies that I found useful, I hope that this has been informative for you and that you discovered new websites that may help you in your studies.
You can also check my other article about forums for students if you are interested in forums, discussion / message boards and online communities for high-school, under-grad and grad school students.