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Computer and Technology

At the Library

Use the Chatham-Kent Public Library online catalogue to find books on your topic. Check out following staff recommendations:

3D Printing Projects : Toys, Bots, Tools, and Vehicles to Print Yourself Anyone can create an app : beginning iPhone and iPad programming / Wendy L. WiseCreating iOS apps / Richard WarrenMake, action : movement, light, and sound with Arduino and Raspberry Pi / Simon Monk.

Online Resources

Online resources include electronic databases, newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias and journal articles. For more information, visit the Online Databases page.

Databases

Chilton Library

Chilton Library
ChiltonLibrary provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site.

Gale Courses

Gale Courses
Get free access to interactive, instructor-led online  courses. MS word, Computer programming, Networking and communication are just a few examples of the many courses that are offered. Gale Courses run for six weeks, with new courses starting every month. After you pass the final exam, you’ll receive a certificate of completion in your email.

Digital Magazines

Zinio digital magazines - Science and Tech

Zinio digital magazines has many tech titles, including MacWorld, PC Magazine, PC World etc. Enjoy the free magazines with your library card.

PC World

PC World
From Gale CPI.Q database. This magazine publishes news, features, and special reports to help managers plan effectively for computer (PC) purchases and increase personal and workgroup productivity. Compares top hardware and software products in table format, including performance, vendor service, price, and overall customer satisfaction.

Full-text coverage: September 1, 1991 - Current

Websites

Basic Internet Tutorials

Bare Bones 101: A Basic Tutorial on Searching the Web
Internet Tutorials: Your Basic Guide to the Internet Basic terms and definitions
Google Search Basics: Basic Search Help

Evaluating Websites

The following links provide basic guidelines on how to evaluate a website and the accuracy of its content:
Evaluating Web Pages (by Widener University)
Five Criteria for Evaluating Web Pages (by Cornell University)
Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask (by UC Berkeley Library)

Mouse Training

Online tutorials to teach and support basic computer mouse skills:
Mousing Around (basic mouse skills)
Mouse Exercises

Keyboard Practicing

Online tutorials and games to teach and support keyboarding skills:
Learn to Type Online
Learn to Type with PowerTyping

Word Processing

Online tutorials to learn word processing applications:
Microsoft Word 2007 Tutorial
Microsoft Word 2003 Tutorial

Internet Safety

Cybertip.ca: Canada’s National Tipline for Reporting the Online Sexual Exploitation of Children
The Door That’s Not Locked (Operated by Canadian Centre for Child Protection)

Government Resources

Library & Archives Canada: Internet Research Skills
Public Safety Canada: Cyber Security
National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre



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Monday, July 10, 2017
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