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Library links - Computing
Medway Libraries' subject guide to the internet for
Medway Libraries offer computers with internet and Microsoft
Office use and ICT courses.
Please note that clicking on the links below will take you away
from the Medway Libraries' webpages.
Free online dictionary of computing (FOLDOC)
Dictionary of computing terms put together by Imperial College.
Gives definitions in plain English. It includes definitions of
acronyms, jargon, programming languages, tools, architecture,
operating systems, networking, theory, conventions, standards,
mathematics, telecoms, electronics, institutions, companies,
projects, products, history, in fact any of the vocabulary you
might expect to find in a computer dictionary.
Get Safe Online (www.getsafeonline.org/)
A joint initiative between the Government, law enforcement,
leading businesses and the public sector. With the aim to provide
computer users and small businesses with free, independent,
user-friendly advice that will allow them to use the internet
confidently, safely and securely.
Mouse exercises (www.seniornet.org/howto/mouseexercises/mousepractice.html)
Exercises to improve your mouse skills.
Mousing around: games! (www.pbclibrary.org/mousing/games.htm)
An assortment of games to help you improve your mouse
Hoax slayer (www.hoax-slayer.com/)
The Hoax-Slayer Newsletter keeps you informed about the latest
email hoaxes and current internet scams. Hoax-Slayer also features
anti-spam tips, computer security information, pertinent articles
Think U Know (www.thinkuknow.co.uk/)
Information on how young people can use the internet, mobile
phones, instant messaging, gaming sites, chatrooms and other IT
Big Nose Bird (BNB) (http://bignosebird.com/)
BNB has over 200 pages of original tutorials
on almost every subject to do with writing and running a web
British Telecom (BT) community web kit
Easy-to-use website allows registered UK charities, non-profit
making organisations and volunteer led groups or organisations to
build and maintain their own website free of charge. Also offers
free email-based technical support.
Facebook (www.facebook.com) (www.facebook.com/medwaylibraries)
A social utility that connects people with friends and others
who work, study and live around them.
Internet archive (www.archive.org)
The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a
digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artefacts in
JISC Digital Media (www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk)
Helps the UK’s Further Education (FE) and Higher Education
(HE) communities to embrace and maximise the use of digital media,
and to achieve solutions that are innovative, practical and cost
effective. Although aimed at FE and HE communities, JISC
Digital Media is open to everyone.
My Space (https://myspace.com/)
Social networking site for connecting with like minded
people. Popular with young people.
An easy and professional (and free) way for a number of people
to collaborate on writing something.
One of the most comprehensive search engines on the Web,
offering both simple and advanced searches.
The Open Directory Project is the largest, most comprehensive
human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained
by a vast, global community of volunteer editors.
Impressive search engine.
An image search service with more than 3,000,000,000
Computational knowledge engine.
This divides the world of Web information up by subject
Yahoo! - kids. (http://kids.yahoo.com)
Children's search engine from Yahoo! A good range of categories,
both for educational and leisure topics.
Keep, share, and discover the best of the Web using Delicious,
the world's leading social bookmarking service.
Helps you connect and share with the people in your life.
Facebook - Getting started guide (www.keyslibraries.org/2012/getting-started-with-that-facebook-thing/)
A web guide aimed at teaching those who are less computer and
internet savvy how they can use Facebook to connect with friends
Google plus (https://plus.google.com)
Using your Google account to stay connected with your "circles"
More than 120 million professionals use LinkedIn to exchange
information, ideas and opportunities
Social entertainment destination powered by the passion of fans.
Music, movies, celebs, TV, and games made social.
Instantly connect to what's most important to you. Follow your
friends, experts, favourite celebrities, and breaking news.