Free computer guides from Digital Unite
An extensive collection of learning guides about using modern technology created by Digital Unite, the digital learning experts. The easy-to-use guides are ideal for improving your own confidence and skills or for supporting other learners.
Created by Staffordshire Libraries we also have a downloadable introductory guide to Ancestry Library Edition (2 MB) to help you make the most of this resource.
It's easier to get to grips with computers than a lot of people think.
Smartphones and tablets
Powerful, convenient and multi-purpose, smartphones and tablets are the two key players in the fast-growing world of mobile computers.
Using the internet
These guides will give you all the tools you need to become a confident internet user.
These essential guides detail the simple rules for staying safe online.
Email and Skype
Staying in touch has never been easier or cheaper. These easy-to-follow guides will help you take advantage.
Shopping and banking
The chores that used to mean a trip in the car can now be done from a chair, with a cup of tea by your side.
Social networking and blogs
Showing you how to get involved in these exciting, fun and flexible forms of social media.
Music and audio
Music, audiobooks - you name it, it's all on the internet and really easy to get hold of and download.
TV and video
It’s now possible to watch TV programmes you’ve missed and films you thought you’d never find again - all online. Our guides will tell you how. We also introduce you to the weird and wonderful world of the video website YouTube.
From cave painting to pen and ink, from typewriters to computers: the latest phase in the history of humanity's desire to express itself through writing and creating images. These guides will get you started.
All you need to know about making the most of a digital camera. We've used the free digital photography software Windows Live Photo Gallery to demonstrate many of the processes and techniques we explain. However, other types of software are very similar and so, if you don't have Windows Live Photo Gallery, you'll still find the information in our guides relevant.
Hobbies and interests
When it comes to pursuing our interests, finding information or just having fun, the internet contains spectacular new possibilities. These guides show you just how easy it is to make the most of the many exciting, fun and useful things that the internet has to offer.