Computing & Technology Databases
Online "premium" databases you can access for free with your library card. Not a member? Join online
Lynda.com is an online tutorial service providing access to over 3,500 instructional videos on computer software, creative and business skills. The courses are delivered by tutors who are both experts in their field and know how to teach. Added features, allow for searching across courses, curated playlists and individual access enabling course progress to be saved. Lynda.com can be accessed both within the library, or from outside.
It's also possible to use the Lynda.com app for Android and iOS (in addition to the browser version) to download tutorials to watch offline. You can find information on how to set up the app with your library login on our eLibrary Help pages
Overdrive Computer Technology eBooks
Borrow computing eBooks with your library card on Overdrive. You can find information about getting started with our eBooks here.
Gale Computer Database
Computer Database is a one-stop reference resource for up-to-date information on the world of technology. Instantly access hundreds of today's most well-read and influential periodicals in a single search. Featuring coverage from 1980 to the present, Computer Database is the perfect source for research on trends and innovations in the ever-changing world of technology.
A resource in the EBSCO suite of databases, provides online access to a huge range of newspapers, magazines and journals on a wide range of subjects - including computing and electronics. The access provided depends on the magazine or journal concerned, and may either be the entire full text of articles, individual article abstracts (helpful for locating references to useful articles and then accessing traditional print copies if the library holds them), or brief citations.
Some full text computing/electronics titles available through MasterFILE complete include:
For other titles, try a publications search or by Subject & Description for "Computers & software" for a list of computing titles available through this database.
Australia/NZ Reference Centre
Australia/NZ Reference Centre is another database in the EBSCO suite. It combines Australia and New Zealand specific magazines, newspapers, reference books, and company information to create the largest collection of regional full text content available online.
Some full text computing/electronics titles include:
- ComputerWorld (Australian)
Other useful sites
These are sites that don't require a login (freely available online sites), that you may also find useful:
"Codecademy is the easiest way to learn how to code. It's interactive, fun, and you can do it with your friends."
Udacity has free educational videos and courses that range across quite a few topics - and similar to Udacity above, they include Computer Science.