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General Science Collection
Scientific journal articles on physics, mathematics, nanotechnology, geology, chemistry, and biology. more info.




Search anonymously. DuckDuckGo does not track its users or filter results based on who it thinks you are.

Internet Archive: Wayback Machine 
Browse through billions of web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago by a site's URL. 

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!

Google Scholar 
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.

Tech Recipes 
Step-by-step instructions for using/fixing/changing Android, Apple, Windows, Internet, Database, Programming tools.

Code Academy 
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. 

Tin Eye 
A reverse image search where you upload a picture and find out where it's from. 

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.

OnGuard Online 
Safety tips on how to protect your computer and yourself from online attacks. Same info available in Spanish.

Volunteers will assist you with safety, privacy, security, and other help needs.

Facebook Safety Center 
How to keep yourself safe and private on Facebook.

How-to library and quick reference tools for website creators.

Girl Geeks 
Into technology? Female? This site is for you!

Maker Camp 
Build, code, and create in this virtual camp sponsored by Google and Make magazine.

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.

Want to learn to code but don't know where to start? Go to Bento's directory of coding tutorials. After you've mastered a programming language, Bento will even suggest another language to learn so you can build upon what you already know.

Learn the fundamentals of coding while creating games with this easy-to-learn programming language.

Share your thoughts, 140 characters at a time.

Survey the new, the cutting edge, and the just plain weird here.

Creative Commons 
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.

Free photo editor allows users to upload photos and crop or resize them without a download.

Create amazing cross-platform games.

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 Gadgets 
Truly strange and strangely cool gadgets discovered by Boing Boing bloggers.

Stumble Upon 
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.

Programmable Web 
Web mashups, 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.

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.

Privacy Revolution 
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. 

Last updated: Oct. 24, 2013
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