There are several websites that provide free book notes and chapter summaries including Spark Notes, CliffsNotes and Shmoop. Spark Notes and CliffsNotes provide literary resources, while Shmoop offers help in several subject areas.
Spark Notes has study guides for thousands of books and poems. The study guides include a general overview of the book, individual chapter summaries, important themes, motifs, symbols, vocabulary terms, character analysis and even practice quiz questions. CliffsNotes is very similar to Spark Notes, but its content is geared more toward classic literature. The study guides provide the same information. Shmoop is a newer website that provides help in various subject areas. The chapter summaries are written in more student-directed language, and the site also offers resources for teachers and parents.