Resources to help you find out about computing and digital technologies
- Find titles about Computing in the library catalogue
- Find titles about Computer Programming in the library catalogue
- Safari Tech Books Online
- Electronic reference library of technology, digital media, business and management titles.
Access this with your library card number and password / PIN, or at our libraries.
- Computer Database
- Find computer related news and information in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology. Use at a library or enter your library card & password / PIN.
- Access to the Lynda.com video library of courses and tutorials on software, technology, creative and business skills designed and taught by recognized industry experts. Use at a library or enter your library card & password / PIN. Please note: Lynda.com will only work in a modern browser. For example it will not work in IE8
Computing and Digital Technologies web resources
- Adobe Kuler: Color Wheel
- Enter a colour value or just click the colour that you want and this handy tool will suggest attractive combinations with that colour. Useful when designing web pages or colour schemes for design projects.
- Computing Technology
- Wikipedia's main category heading for all its computing articles from abacus to ZZT.
- Fun and free online course that teaches you the basics of web development through projects you can do in your browser.
- How stuff works - computers
- This website contains categories and articles related to computers. The categories cover inside a PC, buses and ports, form factors, memory, networking, software and programming, computer security, and more. The site also contains articles referencing frequently asked questions and topical computer issues.
- Internet Archive
- The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. You can even contribute your own material.
- New Zealand technology news website.
- Microsoft Virtual Academy
- Free online training in a range of Microsoft products.
- PC World - New Zealand
- Web site of the NZ PC World magazine. Includes news, product reviews, how to tips and bug and virus alerts for PCs.
- Thousands of articles, blogs, discussions and newsletters on web design and technologies from use of colour to server side coding. Aimed at professional web developers but very accessible.
- W3 Schools
- Whatis? Com
- Contains over 2,000 individual encyclopaedic definition/topics about information technology, primarily about the Internet and computers.