Free with your library membership, Creativebug delivers expert instruction and inspiration for high quality, contemporary arts and crafts videos straight to your device so you can learn at your own pace - anytime, anywhere. Enjoy award-winning videos on drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, baking and more.
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Choice offers the tools you need to find the best brands, avoid poor performers and get help when things go wrong. Similar to the magazine the website offers independent and unbiased reviews, product tests, articles, information and buying guides. Available from our pubic access computers - See staff for how!
Ancestry Library Edition is a huge subscription database, similar to the popular Ancestry.com, which you can use to trace your ancestors. It consists of thousands of smaller databases. Due to licensing agreements, you need to visit the Ruth Faulkner Library to use the link on the public access computers.
With a bank of billions of digitised records, and access to some of the world’s most renowned historical databases, Findmypast allows customers to connect to people, both past and present, and visualise their family story in more detail than ever before. Available in the Museum's Local History Room.
Offering online access to millions of pages of British and Irish newspapers from 1703-2003, the British Newspaper Archive is a fantastic family history research resource. Available from the Museum’s Local History Room.
Using the internet has given us an incredible number of opportunities, information and connections that were not available in the past, but it also comes with risks. It is important to protect your privacy, keep your data secure and know what to do when things go wrong, such as if you experience cyber-bullying.
Explore these links and resources to learn more about staying safe online:
Stay Safe Online – Find information and guidance on privacy and data security;
Tech Savvy Seniors – Learn about eSafety and computer skills in multiple languages;
ThinkUKnow – Get information for teens on cyber-bullying and social media;
Be Connected – Explore information, tutorials and advice on digital skills and social media;
Be Connected is a national initiative which aims to help all Australians to thrive in a digital world. You can find step-by-step lessons and online learning opportunities to help build your digital skills and confidence.
Go to Be Connected