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Intro to the Web

Browsing the Web

Search Engines

General Security Resources

  • Federal Trade Commission - information about privacy, security, dealing with spam and identity theft
  • SafeShopping.org - sponsored by the American Bar Association, provides information about security, privacy and how to make a complaint
  • Better Business Bureau - provides information about on-line fraud, shopping, privacy tips and bogus websites
  • University of Oklahoma Police Department - provides information about chain letters, romances, scams and information about keeping kids safe on the internet
  • PCWorld - information about antivirus software, firewalls, and spam filters
  • F-Secure.com - information about current viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and hoaxes
  • Norton Security Response - news about current viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and hoaxes
  • C-net - tech help forums, newsletters, and articles

Firewall & Virus Protection Software Vendors

Free Software
Pay Software

Spyware / Adware Removal Programs

Free Online Virus and Spyware Scans

Free E-mail Providers

Browser Helpers

  • McAfee Site Advisor - integrates with Internet Explorer or Firefox to provide site security ratings in search results

Library Resources

The senior's guide to the Internet: surfing, shopping, e-mail and security
Colmer, Rebecca S.
004 COL

The everything computer book: everything you need to know about your computer, from e-mail to the Internet, from hardware to software, processors to printers, memory to modems, and more
Waters, John K.
004.16 WAT

The extreme searcher's Internet handbook: a guide for the serious searcher
Hock, Randolph
025.04 HOC

Job-hunting online
Bolles, Richard Nelson
025.06 BOL

The traveler's web : an extreme searcher guide to travel resources on the Internet
Hock, Randolph
025.06 HOC

E-parenting : keeping up with your tech-savvy kids
Cindrich, Sharon
303.48 CIN

eBay income : how anyone of any age, location, and/or background can build a highly profitable online business with eBay
Peragine, John N.
381 PER

Plugging into your past: how to find real family history records online
Crume, Rick
929 CRU

Computers for seniors (and kids of all ages) [videorecording] : the guide to e-mail and the internet
Duke, Walter
DVD 004 COM