Ways of increasing your knowledge

We are happy to help you out with the information you need – at least around the topic of documentation, along with related topics. You may have a wish to find some general information about documentation, in which case our documentation wiki could be a good starting place. Or you want some specific information that we can help create for you through data collection, validation, and documentation; for this you are most welcome to contact us.

However, should you simply have a wish to get a bit wiser in one or another area, try taking a look at the partner links below – they will help you out with useful books and courses.

Books

Alibris

Alibris: Books, Music, & MoviesImagine a place where you can choose between 150 million books and huge amounts of music and movies. This is Alibris! Provided by a network of independent market place sellers but delivered to you as one easy order through Alibiris, there is a great selection of new titles along with out-of-print and used books.

Among those many titles you will of course find lots of books about writing, publishing, and other topics from the documentation sphere, and you will find them in electronic, print, and audiobook formats.

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Amazon

This company should not need any further presentation – it is the worlds biggest online shop, originally focused on books but now selling almost anything. Next to the shop’s own assortment, you’ll find marketplace items, i.e. items sold by third parties, so the Amazon shop also works as a one-stop internet shopping experience. And of course, this is the source for Kindle eBooks.

What may not be known to everybody is that Amazon is not just one shop – it is a number of nationalized shops, each constructed to serve a certain geographical area or a particular language. And each shop has is own selection to choose from, and different prices. The German shop being special, as it is multilingual and meant to serve all of Europe. Sometimes a book that is out of print in one shop can be found in another.

As a customer in one of the shops, you can buy from any of them – your delivery addresses and payment details will automatically be available for you from the other shops as well, as soon as you have entered them into one. Check out some more of the Amazon shops and discover a new and bigger world!

Amazon.deAmazon – The German and European choice, especially for those European countries that do not have their own. Multilingual site: German, Dutch, Polish, Czech, Turkish, and English.
Amazon.co.uk – UK-based but has during times served larger parts of the world
Amazon.fr – In French language, having many items that can be difficult to find outside of France
Amazon.it – The Italian main choice
Amazon.es – Spain and Spanish-speakers are well served from this site
Amazon.ca – The shop in Canada, accessible in English and French

Apress

ApressAs part of the large Springer Verlag publishing company, Apress specialize in technical books – mostly for IT people but often useful for many others as they describe both general principles, technologies, standards, and products – including such products that are useful when working with documentation. This includes for instance data analytics, web development, and graphics, where user experience as such goes along with various CMS, graphics editors, and analysis tools. All in all more than 2,800 titles of up-to-date and relevant informational books.

Books are in general available at your choice in electronic or printed formats, making it easy and convenient for you to add to your knowledge.

Apress: Alle titles – free shipping worldwide!Apress

eBooks.com

eBooks.comTotally dedicated to electronic books, eBooks.com has become the web’s most popular digital book store with the largest range of contemporary ebooks from the world’s leading publishers with prices well below hard copy books.

There is a huge selection of books covering all subjects – all of them available for immediate download.

Computing eBooks
Engineering eBooks
Language and linguistics eBooks
Media eBooks
Technology eBooks

InformIT

Pearson Education (InformIT)Also known as Pearson Education, InformIT is home to technology publishers like Addison-Wesley Professional, Adobe Press, Cisco Press, IBM Press, Microsoft Press, Pearson Certification, Prentice Hall Professional, QUE Publishing, Sams Publishing, and VMware Press – so here you’ll find a very large selection of technology books, many of them written by the people who created the technologies.

The titles are available in a variety of formats – print, electronic, video, web editions, software, and as practice tests.

InformIT eBook StoreInformIT
InformIT eBook Deal of the DayInformIT
Engineering Resource Center on Informit.comInformIT
Open Source Resource Center on InformIT.comInformIT
Linux/UNIX Resource Center on Informit.comInformIT

Courses

Coursera

CourseraCoursera provides online access to the world’s best education, from partners like Yale, Johns Hopkins, Michigan, and top international universities. The courses are online, mixing videos with text (often academic papers) and practical exercises, and there are a individual courses as well as “specializations” – a series of courses with a common final exam and certification. Additionally, you can now study for an accredited degree or a professional certificate.

Even those that are not university courses in a traditional sense and cannot be used for earning credits towards a university exam, are still designed and provided by universities. This way, you can learn from the best with the purpose of learning. Courses are no longer for free but they are not expensive either and they cover a large range of topics from arts, humanities, engineering, business, social sciences, data science, and more.

Explore 1600+ online courses from top universities. Join Coursera today to learn data science, programming, business strategy, and more.Coursera
Master academic English Writing skills in 5 online courses on Coursera. Enroll today!Coursera
Master Creative Writing from Wesleyan University. Enroll today!Coursera
Learn strategies to create and implement engaging content across media platforms in 5 courses. Enroll today!Coursera
Earn your Business Analytics Certificate from the Wharton School on Coursera. Join now!Coursera
Learn Social Media Marketing from Northwestern University on Coursera. Enroll today!Coursera
Learn to design effective and usable interfaces for a range of products and devices in 5 online courses. Enroll today!Coursera
Learn Interaction Design from UCSD on Coursera. Enroll today!Coursera

Mondly

Mondly LanguagesLearning languages have never been easy – or fun! But now it is, thanks to Mondly Languages, a gamified way of learning one language, if you need that, or a wide range of languages at the same time. The choice is yours, it is fun and easy no matter the extent you give it.

And how does it work? You work with simple tasks, one at a time, when you have the time for it. The system helps you plan and sort the tasks, in fact you need to do nothing else than opening the website and start solving the tasks it gives you. Gradually, you will learn.

If you need one particular language skill you can focuse on that one, but if you prefer to learn more than one language, there is a special subscription model for that as well. In any case you can try first – click the link, select a language you know already (for instance your native language) and the one you wish to learn, and there you go!

Mondly Premium – monthly subscription, one language (€ 9.99)
Mondly Premium – yearly subscription, one language (€ 47.99)
Mondly Premium – yearly subscription, all 34 languages (€ 47.99)

Udemy

UdemyNewYearsCampaign-ENG-125x125A global marketplace for learning and teaching online where more than 15 million students are mastering new skills and achieving their goals by learning from an extensive library of over 45,000 courses taught by expert instructors. You will not get a diploma, but you will get a good chance to learn something – at your own pace.

You will find a very large selection of courses – all kinds and for all kinds of people! A quick search for “technical writing” revealed 869 courses that had something to do with this topic, but then additionally you can find courses about illustration, about the various tools to be used, etc., so chances are that you will find at least a handful of great courses to teach you the topic you are interested in. And prices are mostly very modest.

Writing With Flair: How To Become An Exceptional WriterUdemy
Writing With Impact: Writing That PersuadesUdemy
Learning Python for Data Analysis and VisualizationUdemy
The Ultimate Drawing Course – Beginner to AdvancedUdemy