Computing Materials Offered At Our Library


The library subscribes to many periodicals related to computing. These include:

Computer Life
Computers In Libraries
Computerworld
Internet
Wired

We also subscribe to several more computer related periodicals through the EBSCO database. If you currently have a library card with us, click here and you may search the EBSCO Database free of charge. Many articles are full-text.

The library also offers a very large collection of computing materials available for circulation. These include basic books for those just learning about computers and the Internet, books to help those learning computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel, as well as advanced materials on topics such as Java, C++, and Linux. Many of these items come with instructional CDROMS. To find out if an item you are interested in is available, please click here to search our catalog.



Related Internet Links

Sites For Those Considering Buying A Computer |Search Tools | OnLine Tutorials | Online Computing Magazines| E-Mail | Internet Service Providers| Library Internet Use Policy | Internet Filtering Information



Sites For Those Considering Buying A Computer

CNET's Hardware Reviews - http://reviews.cnet.com/
ReviewFinder - http://www.reviewfinder.com
About.com Computer Reviews - http://compreviews.about.com
Epinions - http://www.epinions.com/ (reviews by people who have actually bought the product)


 Search Tools

 Search Engines  Directories  Meta Search Sites
AltaVista  Yahoo Dogpile
Ask Looksmart Go2Net
Excite Virtual Library Ixquick
Google About Metacrawler
Go Snap Mamma
Hotbot   Search.com
Lycos  
Northern Light  
Webcrawler    
     

How to Choose a Search Engine or Directory
http://www.usa-people-search.com/content-how-to-choose-a-search-engine-or-directory.aspx-There are many different ways to search for a specific topic or item on the Internet. Sometimes the biggest names in the search engine world are not always the best way to go. Below are the best search engines and directories for finding the specific results you are looking for.


Search Engine Watch http://www.searchenginewatch.com/
A somewhat technical site for those interested in learning all about Internet search tools. Explains how search engines work, how well they work, and how they index web pages. The site tracks search engine news and important changes, and provides quality information about these important tools.


Tutorials

Barebones 101: A Basic Tutorial On Searching The Web - http://www.sc.edu/beaufort/library/pages/bones/bones.shtml This tutorial from the University of South Carolina offers short, succinct lessons on Web searching techniques. Outlines each of the major search tools.

Help Site Computer Manuals - http://help-site.com
If you've lost the manual to your computer, or you never got one, this site is for you! It offers access to many hundreds of computer-related documents as well as links to over 100 other sites offering FAQ's, online manuals, tutorials and technical support.

Kids Click - http://www.worldsofsearching.org/
The Ramapo Catskill Library System, developer of the KidsClick! search engine, has created this companion Web site in an effort to teach Web searching skills to upper elementary and middle school students (grades 4-7). Concepts such as subject directories, keyword searching, truncation, spelling, boolean searching, etc. are illustrated and supported by interactive activities.

 

Online Computer Magazines

Byte | ComputerWorld


E-Mail

CataList-- The Official Catalog of LISTSERV Lists http://www.lsoft.com/lists/listref.html
From this page, you can browse any of the 33,256 public LISTSERV lists on the Internet, search for mailing

lists of interest, and get information about LISTSERV host sites.

Directories of Mailing Lists
Liszt
-- The Mailing List Directory http://www.liszt.com/
Lists close to 100,000 e-mail list groups available on every topic imaginable.  The site is searchable.

E-Groups
http://www.egroups.com/
This site offers links to thousands of mailing list communities on an array of topics.


Internet Service Providers

Free Internet Service Providers
http://www.lights.com/pickalink/freeisp/
This site lists Internet Service providers which provide free Web access.

Hereonthe Web -http://www.hereontheweb.com/freeinternet.htm - is a guide to free ISP's available on the Web. The site has links to free providers in the U.S. and abroad and gives a broad range of information about each such as which bombard you with ads, which support Macintosh, which have hidden charges, and gives user ratings.

Some Popular National Internet Service Providers

 America Online 1-800-827-6364 AT&T World Net 1-800-967-5363
 Compuserve 2000 1-800-848-8990  Concentric Net 1-800-939-4262
 Earthlink 1-800-EARTHLINK  Mindspring 1-888-719-4664
 MSN 1-800-386-5550  Prodigy 1-800-825-2661

 

Local Internet Service Providers

 AcmeNet
437-0791
AlbanyNet
462-6262
 CapitalNet
292-4444
Empire One
453-1111
Global 2000
452-1465
KlinkNet
725-3000
KnickNet
454-5400
Netheaven
1 800-910-6671
Road Runner
464-9000
TACONIC
1 800 TACONIC
Together Networks
1 800 846-0542
Web Services Group
435-0682
Wizvax Communications
273-4325
   

For complete listings of Internet Service Providers, visit ISP Finder. You can search by area code for providers in your area.


William K. Sanford Town Library Internet and Computer Use Policies

Although reservations for computer use are not required, you may make a reservation to use one of the library's computers by calling the Information Desk at 458-9274.

Internet Access Policy


Internet Filtering Information

Links to information on the First Amendment and Intellectual Freedom, and additional information on filtering from the American Library Association

http://www.ala.org/alaorg/oif/filtersandfiltering.html


Contact Maureen DeLaughter, Internet Librarian

To make suggestions about this site, to report dead links, or for information related to Internet resources you may contact Ms. DeLaughter at:

William K. Sanford Town Library
629 Albany Shaker Road
Loudonville, NY 12211

Phone: (518) 458-9274
Fax: (518) 438-0988
E-mail: delaughterm@uhls.lib.ny.us

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