Computers & Technology
Apple Developer, while a paid program for App developers working with Apple, provides free documentation from developers that includes tutorials, sample code, articles, and API reference.
Code.org is a widely-funded, highly-supported educational organization that sponsors computer science and coding curricula. The website offers educational short videos, lesson guides, project ideas, and more for kids, educators, and anyone who wants to learn computer programming.
CodeWars is a coding "dojo" where users can practice coding challenges as a way to move through lessons. With increasing complexity, the website also provides a community resource to discuss challenges and solutions.
Computer Source by EBSCO contains full-text journals and magazines covering topics on computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software. This is a TexShare database. Ask a librarian for login information.
Digital Learn offers self-paced tools for new and inexperienced users to gain basic computer literacy skills.
e-Book Central by ProQuest contains e-books for browsing, searching, and downloading on subjects like software development, internet, and security. This is a TexShare database. Ask a librarian for login information.
EdX allows users to learn from places like MIT and Harvard through an open-source higher education community. The site offers a wide range of self-paced computer science courses. While the courses are free, certifications to verify completion are a paid service.
Free Code Camp is an open-source community that provides hundreds of self-paced coding challenges, projects, certificates, and connections for aspiring coders.
GCF Learn Free offers access to basic digital literacy skills through their Technology section, all with self-paced reference materials.
Learning Express offers resources on Computing and Information Technology alongside exam preparation, college admissions, and occupational guidance. This is a TexShare database. Ask a librarian for login information.
Tech Boomers is a free educational website that teaches older adults and other inexperienced Internet users basic computer, cell phone, and tablet skills.
The Technology Collection by ProQuest combines broad indexing coverage of the scholarly literature in advanced technology, computer science, engineering, materials science and related areas with full-text titles from around the world. This is a TexShare database. Ask a librarian for login information.
Unity Learn removed its paywall to provide free activities, tutorials, and courses on learning how to use Unity to create 2D and 3D objects for game development, virtual reality, and augmented reality. Create an account and keep track of your progress on the Unity Learn website! Software is not included, but materials on coding languages like C# and Python may be useful.
W3 Schools is a website that offers free short lessons and tutorials on multiple coding languages. Each lesson contains interactive examples that allow the user to practice applying coding and scripting functions in real-time.