Subject Guide for Computers and Internet
Each research guide provides internet links and resources selected by our reference staff:
- Alliance for Technology Access - ATA focuses on adaptive technologies designed to enable persons with disabilities to effectively use computers and the internet. The website provides valuable resources for children and adults.
- Bloglines - Manage access to your favorite blogs and newsfeeds. Register (it's free) and create your personal Bloglines page.
- EFF: Legal Guide for Bloggers - Presented by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, this site doesn't promote itself as legal advice but does provide informed suggestions for keeping your blog within U.S. law.
- F-Secure.com Security Center - The vendor of anti-virus software provides a large database of known computer viruses, as well as spyware and virus hoaxes. Some free removal tools are available.
- Flickr Photo Sharing - Store your photos online. Create photo albums, share with friends or the world. View the Library's Flickr page.
- meebo.com - Browser based instant messaging(IM). Access your AIM, Yahoo IM, MSN, and Google Talk IM accounts from one meebo signin. No downloads required.
- Microsoft Office Training - Choose your version of Microsoft Office to begin learning. Provided by Goodwill Community Foundation, Inc.
- Mouserobics - Online exercizes teaching how to move and click a computer mouse, click buttons, use drop-down and scroll-bar menus, and fill-out forms.
- NetLingo.com - Searchable and browsable dictionary of internet terms. Also includes a large list of text messaging acronyms.
- Shopper.com - A large frequently updated, searchable database of reviews and information for many categories of electronics. Compare prices from online retailers.
- WhatIs.com - Searchable dictionary of thousands of Internet and computer related terms.
- ZDNet Reviews - Frequently updated reviews and pricing information for computers, computer peripherals, and other electronics.