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To get tips on making the most from your Google searches, click HERE.

For help with making sure your bibliographies are consistent and in the right format, you can get automated bibliographies and citations HERE.

Why do we procrastinate?  Click HERE to find out why, and what you can do about it.

Why accept one view of the world?  Click HERE to read today’s newspapers from all around the world (in English).

If you have trouble managing your time or getting enough sleep, a very helpful tool to fix the situation is seen by clicking HERE.

If you are not getting enough sleep, visit “The Sleep Site” HERE.

If you are having trouble staying focussed and motivated, read the advice from HERE.

For some time management strategies, click HERE.

If you have a friend who is drinking too much, click HERE.

For information about healthy eating for teenagers, click HERE.

For general information on the IB Theory of Knowledge course, click HERE.

For Amy Scott’s Theory of Knowledge website, click HERE.

Even though it’s Wikipedia, this page is a good starting point for many aspects of ToK -  click HERE.

To see a beautiful, artistic, minimalist description of several philosophical approaches, click HERE.

‘Ask Philosophers’ Question of the Day page is a great starting point for most ToK questions, see HERE. 

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a free online encyclopedia that covers a vast range of ToK issues.  Unlike Wikipedia, it is refereed by experts and is not a derivative site.  Browse it by clicking HERE. 

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy can be accessed HERE.  It is a peer reviewed site with excellent quality information.  Just type in your search string and start exploring.

What is philosophy and what are some of the basic philosophical questions?  Once again, even though it’s Wikipedia, you will get some great starting points on philosophy by clicking HERE - but remember Wikipedia is a derivative source and you should use it as a jumping off point back to the original source.

For basic information on the four Ways of Knowing, as well as some other general links about the ToK course, click HERE.

To access “Thinkers Corner”, a great website which poses new questions every few days which are followed up by group discussions, click HERE.

To access “Edge”, a very good site with thousands of provocative articles, debates and links to articles on the sciences, literature, politics - everything! - click HERE.

Another site with links to a huge range of great reading is “”, which can be be accessed HERE.

Pascal’s Wager - to discover why Pascal argued that it is rational to believe in God’s existence EVEN IF the probability that God actually exists is relatively low, click HERE.

To access two good sites about Plato’s Cave, which could either help you understand the nature of reality or confuse you totally, click HERE and HERE.

To access “Philosophy Talk”, the program that questions everything except your intelligence, click HERE.

To access Ted (which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design), a website containing hundreds of cutting edge 20 minute lectures on such diverse areas as how the mind works, is there a god, rethinking poverty, finding happiness, and lots more - the subtitle for the website being “ideas worth spreading” - click HERE.

To access “Philosophy Bites”, which is a source of great 15 minute podcasts with top philosophers being interviewed on such diverse topics as utilitarianism, atheism, disadvantage, vagueness, infinity, the meaning of life, and lots more, click HERE.

To read two contrasting discussions of the “Problem of Evil”, which arises from the apparent discrepancy between the western view of God and the existence of evil in the world, click HERE and HERE.

Some recommended pages in Philosophy Talk include TRUTH, BELIEVING IN GOD, SCIENCE AND RELIGION, and WOULD YOU WANT TO LIVE FOREVER?.

To access the Sandiego Ethics page, click HERE.

CNN article on Francis Collins “Why this Scientist believes in God” - click HERE.

To explore ‘BBC- the History of Ideas’, which is a collection of radio programs on science, religion, philosophy and history , click HERE.

For Amy’s Areas of Knowing, click HERE.

For Amy’s Ways of Knowing, click HERE.

To access ThoK Notes, topic by topic, from Atlantic UWC, click HERE.


To go to the ‘Planet Geography’ 5th and 6th edition website, click HERE.

To access medium-resolution copies of 1246 photographs in ‘Planet Geography’ 6th edition, suitable for laptop presentations, click HERE.

To go to the Planet Geography portal to all editions, click HERE.

To search for any content in ‘Planet Geography’ (3rd edition) in a complete online version that includes all pages in the book, click HERE.

For hundreds of links to content that covers every part of the IB Diploma Geography course (arranged according to the headings in ‘Planet Geography’ 4th edition), click HERE.

To access large medium-resolution images of every photograph in the 4th edition of ‘Planet Geography’ (all 1268 of them!), suitable for laptop presentations, click HERE.

To go to the ‘Planet Geography’ 4th edition online support website, click HERE.

To access my image galleries of thousands of of geographical images, click HERE.

To access ‘Wikimapia’, click HERE.

To access the “Geography All The Way” website, which has links to important areas of IB Geography such as Population, Drainage Basins, Ecosystems, Resources, Development, Globalisation, Coasts, Topographic Mapping and Fieldwork, click HERE.

Theory of Knowledge + General Advice + Geography

Sometimes you just need a place to start searching for what you need without being overloaded with links you don’t need.....