Free essay sample databases are the perfect solution for when you need writing help. You can use them to get inspiration, research additional info, get a reference source, or even brainstorm fresh ideas for your own work. Here’s our list of top 20 websites you can visit right now to improve your writing.
This site takes the top spot, even though it may not look like much at first sight. Looks can be deceiving, and in the case of StudyCorgi, it’s a good thing. What lies behind its simple look is a well-organized free essay database that has a vast number of examples on virtually any academic topic.
Clean and modern look. Wide selection of essay examples to choose from. Additional features like a built-in citation tool on every sample’s page. Detailed information on every work available in the database.
While looking through the database, we got a bit distracted by the advertisement banners. Although they look organic and are designed to match the website’s theme, it’s still something to consider. Then again, complaining about the ad banners points to the lack of other cons of this service.
This website is a true wonder among other databases listed here. IvyPanda Free Essays operates as part of a much bigger platform. That means you get access to a truly enormous database, with highly detailed categorization.
Massive database, with the number of subjects alone exceeding 450. Detailed categorization with the ability to search samples by subject, topic, work type, number of pages, and word count. Citation tool available on every page.
The only thing that kept us from listing IvyPanda in the top spot here, is a few minor inconsistencies and typos across the database. These inconsistencies are understandable though, considering the sheer size of the sample collection.
The following entry offers access to its database of essay samples and helpful writing tools. The only catch is that you have to be registered to take full advantage of all the website’s features.
A broad selection of essay examples with a unique quality rating system. A considerable number of topics and subtopics to choose from. Helpful tools built into the database that can check writing quality.
Full sample texts (as well as writing tools) are only available for registered users. Some website sections can get a bit confusing, with work types and essay topics found together.
This database has a minimalist design with a lot of content. It has quite a wide selection of categories and topics to choose from. To be placed higher on this list, this website could benefit from some extra features, like the services above.
Simple and straightforward design. Great selection of topics and subjects. Ability to bookmark samples in the library.
Bookmarking functionality and complete texts of all examples are available to registered users only.
UKEssays is one of the older services on our list. It’s been operating since 2003. The database of essay samples it offers includes an impressive selection of subjects with thousands of works available.
An abundance of available subjects. Detailed information on each sample, with the ability to cite works in a specific style.
An outdated design that makes it difficult to navigate the website. As a result, the page layout gets confusing because of the many buttons and links.
Straight away its clear that IPL has a lot of essay samples, as well as topics. It almost feels like the website creators didn’t want to tire their visitors with an elaborate interface, or anything extra and just leave them with one-on-one examples.
There's no shortage of essays on the IPL database. There's also a references section that allows you to look through special collections, newspapers and magazines, and works for kids and teens.
Only registered users can view samples in full. The wall of links with sample titles and categories may seem overwhelming when you first enter the website. There's minimal information about the examples themselves, including a lack of previews on the main page.
This free paper samples database focuses strictly on business and related topics. It makes the website more targeted to a specific audience. This, in turn, enables the service to deliver more relevant content instead of trying to please everyone.
The website offers a deep dive into the sphere of business through its extensive collection. It touches upon niche aspects, making this resource a perfect fit for its audience.
The services introduced a separate section listing various companies. Each dedicated page lists quick facts about them and related topic ideas. However, there’s sometimes not much content to look through, with some companies only having one or two works about them.
Here’s another website that focuses on a specific niche. As you can tell from its name, the core subject here is nursing and healthcare. Structurally, the website is similar to some of the other entries on our list. This isn’t exactly a bad thing, as it successful achieves its goal of offering informative and relevant samples.
A wide selection of free essays on all the aspects of nursing and healthcare.
We can't help but notice that the website feels derivative of other services from our list. It's not that big of a deal, as it works fine, but maybe reworking a site's structure to make it stand out a bit more would help.
The website states that it’s been “improving writing skills since 2002.” That’s quite a statement and a number to admire. However, there are quite a few bones to pick with this free essay database.
A tremendous amount of experience, as the website has been operating since 2002. Every sample comes with links to other related topics that the current work refers to. You can download or save essays on the website.
The majority of features are locked behind the need for registration. The selection of topics is relatively poor, with no other ways to categorize works in the database.
This lovely website with a cute octopus mascot quickly became one of our favorites. So, we couldn’t miss it on our list. OctoStudy is an excellent example of an essay database done right. Check it out!
Attractive, modern, and consistent design. High-quality examples.
It feels like the service is just getting started, as the selection of subjects isn't that big. Also, you won't see anything else apart from the collection of examples and a citation tool here.
We’d say that this website is a direct competitor to number eight, Business Essay, on our list. And while it does some things better (EssayBizLab looks a bit more fresh, in our humble opinion), there are shortcomings, too. Still its worth checking out for those interested in the business sphere.
More updated look and layout.
In terms of content, this website won’t offer anything unique compared to its competitors. Yes, it has a solid collection of works, but nothing beyond that.
Don’t let the name of this service scare you. It won’t take you into the dark study depths but will offer you a whole ocean of academic paper samples instead. If that’s not enough, there are various online tools here to help you with your tasks.
An extensive database that covers the majority of subjects. It’s got plenty of content to offer for every topic, making it a perfect resource for conducting research.
The design and overall feel of the website seem a bit unoriginal. As if its creators got too inspired by other services and decided not to do anything unique with it.
Bartleby is well-known in educational circles as the company providing students with all sorts of academic help. And this service is their take on giving yet another helpful resource—a database of essay samples.
A collection of examples on various academic topics from a trustworthy company.
Practically no categorization of samples. To view full texts, you need to have an account.