Internet Archive: Wayback Machine
Browse through billions of web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago by a site's URL.
Volunteers will assist you with safety, privacy, security, and other help needs.
How to Back Up Your Computer
Have you ever lost a bunch of data in a hard drive crash or accidentally deleted a file? Learn how you can back up your computer so you can recover!
Search for scholarly literature such as articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Advocates for free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights on the Internet.
Vote on Internet content to decide what deserves to "be on the front page." You can also comment on things and start communities around common interests.
Advanced Google Search
Narrow results by language, format, reading level, usage rights and more.
Step-by-step instructions for using/fixing/changing Android, Apple, Windows, Internet, Database, Programming tools.
Learn how to write computer code like it's a game! Earn badges, track your friends' progress, and pick up valuable skills.
Computer Science Student Network
Learn how to program robots, animations, web pages and games.
A reverse image search where you upload a picture and find out where it's from.
Facebook Safety Center
How to keep yourself safe and private on Facebook.
Graphic Design & Web Tutorials
Learn the basics or how to do special projects with step-by-step instructions.
Local & Reusable Image Collections Guide
Creative Commons type images you can use free and clear in your media productions.
Open Audio Collections Websites
A guide of quality, freely accessible, collections of online audio.
Open Video Collections Websites
A guide of quality, freely accessible, collections of online video. Some sites only stream video and do not allow downloads for mashups
Search for databases on the Invisible or Deep Web as well as other scholarly resources.
Safety tips on how to protect your computer and yourself from online attacks. Same info available in Spanish
How-to library and quick reference tools for website creators.
Into technology? Female? This site is for you!
Jeeves retired to make way for Ask.
Information on computer security issues such as spam, spyware, and file sharing.
Metasearch engine that clusters your search results into categories.
Search the blogophere. If you blog, get indexed here.
Surf Safe, Wear Red
A movement for online empowerment and awareness, inspired by the film "Hard Candy" and its hero's red hoodie.
Survey the new, the cutting edge, and the just plain weird here.
Marks a creative work with the level of freedom the creator wants it to carry, so others can share, remix, or use it commercially, or any combination thereof.
Google, Yahoo! Search, Bing, and Ask, all at once.
Surf Safer from Cyber Tipline
Tips for safer surfing available in English and in Spanish.
Free photo editor allows users to upload photos and crop or resize them without a download.
Library Subject Guide: Internet Safety
Check out more resources selected by Hennepin County librarians.
Library Internet Search Page
Annotated list of the best search engines, with information on Internet Safety, Web Applications, and E-mail at the Library.
PHP: a simple tutorial
Learn the script language that helps you make dynamic Web pages.
Save your bookmarks at this site. Find and follow people who are saving bookmarks that interest you. Please follow Web Safety guidelines.
Discover what your friends are sharing. Collects all their social media posts in one place, capable of daily reports being sent to your e-mail. Please follow Web Safety guidelines.
Share, organize, tag, alter, and enjoy your photos online. Can set photos to public or private, friends-only. Please follow Web Safety guidelines.
Wired Gadget Lab Blog
News and reviews of cool gadgets by Wired magazine.
Boing Boing Gadget Blog
Truly strange and strangely cool gadgets discovered by Boing Boing bloggers.
Personalized recommendations to help you discover the best of the Web. Create a profile and mark what you like, the engine will find random and mysterious things for you.
NetSmartz for Teens
Report bullies and stalkers to the CyberTipline, watch videos of Real-Life Stories and Teens Talking Back, and find tip sheets on safety.
Vimeo Music Store
Free as well as inexpensive music can be downloaded from this video hosting website to be used in video creation.
, APIs and the Web as Platform. Lists of existing mashups
as well as how-to guides for creating your own.
Uncle Sam's Photos
Free photos from the U.S. government's collections on animals, art & maps, energy, health, history, military, science, transportation and more.
Flickr Public Domain Photos
Free photos people share on Flickr on more subjects than you can name.
Public Domain Information Project | Music
Public domain and royalty free music you can use for projects, but you have to record it yourself.
Learn how to do complex searches with Boolean Operators (and, or, not), explore the Deep Web (content search engines can't find), and focus on scholarly content.
Search social media networks to find media elements about the topic you want to Storify
. Look through Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Instagram
and more to gather material for your stories.
Join librarians in the rally to get Americans to choose privacy. Protect your freedom to read, search and learn in the digital age.
Download this easy-to-use software to create a website and/or blog on your own domain. If all you want to do is blog, use the WordPress.com
service to host it.