Study Guides

Study Guides

Check out our study guides, which include tips and tools to help you succeed no matter where you are in your higher eduation journey.

College is demanding. You’ve got papers to write, tests to study for, and notes to review. We’ve got all kinds of helpful resources, no matter where you are in your educational journey. From our helpful study tips and tools to our popular series of topic-based “Study Starters,” we’ve got everything you need to succeed in your higher education.

Tips and Tools

From our comprehensive look at college-level study skills to our resources for online college students, you’ll find a wealth of helpful tips for improving your study outcomes. We highlight both best practices in college studying and innovative new ideas for getting to the next level.

Test Prep Tips

Get tips on preparing for your next exam including a closer look at effective study styles like distributed practice, retrieval practice, and more.

Tips for Better Study Habits

Find out how to make the most out of your study time with these proven study habits.

Learning Tips

Improve your chances of success by exploring these insightful study support resources.

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Study Tools

Check out a few free and interactive tools that can improve your study habits, enhance your organization, and gamify your learning process.

Online Study Resources

Check out some of the websites out there offering top-notch resources for teaching, learning, and improving your own study methods.

Study Games and Apps

Challenge your brain and gain knowledge with a look at some of the innovative and gamified learning experiences available online.

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Interactive Study Tools

Dive into the history of your favorite subject with an interactive look at key influencers over time.

Get more tips and study strategies with a look at these Study Tools for Online College and Grad Students.

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Study Starters

Our Study Starters provide a bird’s eye view of important subjects in every educational category while providing countless pathways for further exploration. We help get you started. After that, it’s up to you to take your research in whatever direction you’d like. The possibilities are truly endless.

Brief Histories

Learn more about the scholars and legends who shaped each of these critical academic disciplines:



Computer Science

Earth Sciences



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Classics Bright Notes

Our Bright Notes Study Guides provide essential reading support (and help writing papers) as you dive into the Classics. Below is a small sampling of our Bright Notes library.

Study Lists

Cram for tests, get ideas for papers, and start your research with these popular lists:

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Influential Books

Find out where to start your reading by checking out the most influential books in the selected fields below.

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Controversial Topics

Our controversial topic overviews help you understand the core issue at the heart of every controversy with balance and objectivity. This provides a learning pathway and a way to begin forming your own opinion on each of these important issues. Below is just a sampling of the controversial issues we cover.

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