Yorkville Public Library offers many different resources for your help in researching a variety of topics:
Databases – Easy to use library and informational databases, freely available to the public. Search thousands of books, periodicals, and research information.
Ask a Reference Question – Send us a question if you are stuck in your research, or don’t know where to start.
Free Online Resources
Digital Literacy Sites
Digital Learn | Explore various short online courses that will help you better understand how to use
computers and digital equipment. Create a personal account to track your progress using a personal e-mail address.
EveryoneOn | EveryoneOn is a national nonprofit working to eliminate the digital divide by connecting families in underserved communities to affordable internet service and computers, and delivering digital skills trainings.
OnGuard Online | Government website that offers free online security tips and resources for individuals, educators, and parents, as well as videos and games to improve digital literacy and enhance online safety.
Northstar Digital Literacy Project | Defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online through self-guided modules in areas including basic computer use, Internet, Windows, macOS, email, Microsoft Office, social media, and information literacy.
GC Learn Free | Free online classes and tutorials surrounding a myriad amount of computer topics including computer basics, internet navigation, Microsoft Office, typing practice, and more that can help you drastically improve your computer skills. Also includes tutorials for reading and grammar, mobile apps, work and career
aid, everyday life, and more.
TV411 | TV411’s mission is to help adults gain the basic reading, writing, math, and science skills they need to achieve their educational, career, and personal goals through educationally sound and entertaining multimedia learning materials.