At the Library

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

Laptops for seniors in easy steps / Nick VandomeBorn Digital Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for seniors for dummies / by Marsha CollierWindows 10 all-in-one for dummies / by Woody Leonhard

Online Resources

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


Chilton Library

Chilton Library
Chilton Library 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

RB digital magazines - Science and Tech

RB 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


Basic Internet Tutorials

Bare Bones 101: A Basic Tutorial on Searching the Web
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:
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 with PowerTyping

Word Processing

Online tutorials to learn word processing applications: 
Microsoft Word 2013 Tutorial
Microsoft Word 2007 Tutorial

Internet Safety 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

Public Safety Canada: Cyber Security