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Online Research Resources and Links
Find Resources and Links By Topic
Some Different Ways to Search the Internet
- Duckduckgo.com - private searching, no filter bubble or cookies (click on the duck to
see how it works). Be sure to checkout the Goodies - special search queries that give you instant answers
- Ask.com - just ask a question!
- Google Scholar - enables you to search for scholarly literature
- Oaister - includes more than 25 mil records representing digital resources from more than 1,100 contributors
- WorldCat - find books all over the world. Hint: Click on Find a Library and put in 36602, then pick MPL. A list of all our new materials for the previous month appears on our WorldCat page! (Staff login here.)
Search The Internet By Topic
- Internet Public Library - a very comprehensive list of topics with links reviewed for accuracy, authority, etc.
- About.com - Hundreds of experts mine the Internet and provide a searchable guide with topics lists
- Finding Images on the Web (Boston University Libraries)
Get Help Using Computers and the Internet
- Online Digital Literacy Training- FREE online training on using computers and the internet including Windows 7, MAC OS X, Broadband 101 (Using the Internet), eSecurity, eLearning, eGovernment, eHealth, eCommerce, eHome. From Auburn Univ. Center for Governmental Services.
- GCF Global Learning - A free web-based computer and career training program for beginning computer users
- Learn to Type - This free website helps you master touch-typing
- Learn the Computer - These free tutorials are aimed at teaching adults who have never used a computer or the internet, print the handout and follow the instructions
- LearnTheNet - Award winning site with step by step Internet Tutorial in Five Languages! Be sure to check out Ten Things You Can Do On The Internet This Week!
- Finding Information on the Internet
- Tech Guide Handouts - Free printable how to guides from the New York Public Library for software including Microsoft Excel and Word and online programs such as Gmail and Facebook.