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Australian Bureau

of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics

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The ABS is Australia’s national statistical agency, providing trusted official statistics on a wide range of economic, social, population and environmental matters of importance to Australia.

 

Be Connected

Be Connected

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Learn at your own pace with free courses on everything from how to access the internet, make video calls or set up your device.

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Be Connected

Be Connected is an Australia-wide initiative empowering people to thrive in a digital world. Work through the topic library with self-paced courses. New topics are always added.

Courses include:

  • The absolute basics: How to use a mouse, keyboard and more
  • Getting started: Essential skills to get started online
  • Connecting to others: Get set up with the correct equipment to make video calls
  • Safety First: Essential skills to stay safe online

How do I login?

You can use Be Connected without logging in, however, creating an account allows the website to keep track of your progress so you don’t have to.

To login or create an account, click ‘Sign in/up’ in the top righthand corner of the screen.

You will be presented with the option to either sign in or create an account. Your library membership is not your account; you will have had to have accessed the website previously to have an account.

First time login:

You will only have to sign up for a Be Connected membership once. If you have signed up before, please refer to the login instructions. If you have not yet created an account and would like to do so, click ‘Create new account’. You will need an email address that you have ready access to in order to sign up.

You will be presented with an online form to complete which will take details including your name and email address. Follow the instructions listed on the page, paying particular attention to the password requirements. You will be asked for the name of your support centre; please list ‘Somerset Regional Council’ (if you start typing it will appear in a drop-down box). When you have filled out the required fields, click ‘Sign up for free’ to finish creating your account.

Repeat user login:

You will need to enter your email address and the password that you selected when you created the account. Click ‘Log in’ when you have filled out these details.

If you cannot remember your password click ‘Forgotten your username or password?’ and follow the prompts to resetting your password.

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Australian Government

 

eSafety

eSafety

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Access a range of online safety webinars and face-to-face presentations provided free of charge.

Haynes Manuals

AllAccess

Haynes Manuals AllAccess

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Putting a library full of world famous online repair manuals at your fingertips in an instant.

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Haynes Manuals AllAccess

Haynes Manuals AllAccess is a library of manuals covering a vast range of car and motorcycle makes and models, with up-to-date content including common repairs, routine maintenance and servicing procedures. Somerset Libraries is now able to offer free access to hundreds of online car and motorcycle manuals through its subscription to Haynes AllAccess Manuals.

How do I login?

By following these steps you will be reading about your car or motorcycle in no time.

To get to the login screen, click ‘Login’ in the top righthand corner of the screen.

The login screen will greet you with several different options: you want to ‘Find your institution’. Type somerset and click ‘Find’. Several places around the world with the name ‘Somerset’ will appear in the search results. You want ‘Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset Libraries’. When you have found this option, click on it.

You will be presented with an additional login screen that will ask for your library card number. Go ahead and write your library card number in this box and click ‘Go’ when done. It is as simple as that.

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Haynes

Lingo

LITE

Lingo LITE

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Learn 260 of the most basic words and terms in 30 different languages.

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Lingo LITE

Lingo LITE is an image and video-based foreign language learning tool for 260 of the most basic words and terms in 30 languages. Users can select from any of 30 interface languages. Lingo LITE uses Associative Multimedia Learning to help the user associate an image with the correct foreign word without first translating it into their native language.

How do I login?

You will be on your way to learning a new language in no time when you sign into Lingo LITE. All you need to do to begin is fill out the username and password fields. In this instance your library card number is your username, and your PIN number is your password.

Not sure of your PIN number? See our ‘Ask Us’ page for more information.

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World Trade Press

 

Lynda.com

Lynda.com

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Learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals.

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Lynda.com

Lynda.com provides a vast online library of instructional videos covering the latest software, creative and business skills. Taught by accomplished instructors and recognised industry experts, lynda.com is a high-quality resource for faculty, staff and students looking to develop skills in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, time management, HTML coding, and much more.

Courses are segmented so you can watch as little or as much as you want. With more than 2,500 courses taught by industry experts, lynda.com is designed for all levels of learners and new courses are added weekly. Access the lynda.com library 24/7—even from your iPhone, iPad, Android device, or mobile phone. Exercise files let you follow along with the instruction as you learn, and bookmarks help keep track of what you’d like to watch.

How do I login?

Learning is never far away once you activate your free Lynda.com account. Begin the process by inputting your library card number and Library Card PIN into their respective fields. When you have done this, click ‘Log in’ to proceed.

The next screen asks you to choose your library. From the drop-down box click ‘Somerset Regional Council’ and then click ‘Save’ to continue. And it is as easy as that. Happy learning.

Not sure of your PIN number? See our ‘Ask Us’ page for more information.

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LinkedIn Corporation

 

MyCareerMatch

MyCareerMatch

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MyCareerMatch Career Profile is a powerful assessment that matches your personality style to careers you would love.

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MyCareerMatch

MyCareerMatch focuses on what you're good at and the careers that match your natural strengths and personality. It then delivers 'must know' information about how to write a winning resume that gets you the job.

It's easy. It only takes 15 minutes to complete the short online survey. Based on your answers we immediately email you your Career Report with a link to download your Resume Guide.

How do I login?

Follow these simple steps and you will be preparing to land your dream job in no time. To begin, click ‘CLICK TO START’.

You will be presented with a ‘Quick Tips’ page which gives an overview of the survey you are about to complete which will analyse your personality traits. Read these tips and click the large circle down the bottom that reads ‘NEXT STEP’.

The next screen in the process asks for your name, email address and library card number. Fill out these fields and click ‘Start Survey’ to begin. Best of luck with your career journey.

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Myprofile Pty Ltd

National

Geographic

National Geographic

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Learn all about science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space from journalism’s most trusted name in exploration and discovery.

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National Geographic

The complete archive of National Geographic magazine – every page of every issue – along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos. There is also a great section for kids.

The National Geographic Virtual Library is brought to you by the National Geographic Society, one of the world's largest non-profit educational and scientific organisations. National Geographic Virtual Library is a powerful tool for research through more than 100 years of quality publications.

The National Geographic Virtual Library includes access to all articles, maps, images, videos and full text books available through these publications:

  • National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888 to 1994. Every article from every issue of National Geographic magazine from 1888 to 1994 is available through an intuitive interface that is fully searchable.
  • National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1995 to current. Includes every article of National Geographic magazine from the mid-1990s to recent issues.
  • National Geographic People, Animals and the World. Unlimited access to full-text books on travel, science and technology, history, environment, animals, photography, and peoples and cultures; full-text National Geographic Traveller magazine from 2010 to recent issues (three-month embargo); 325 videos; 655 full-colour maps; and 600 National Geographic downloadable images.

How do I login?

Accessing National Geographic is simple. Just enter your library card number and click ‘Sign In’. Happy exploring.

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Gale: A Cengage Company

 

Scamwatch

Scamwatch

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Scamwatch provides information to consumers and small businesses about how to recognise, avoid and report scams.

Australian Cyber

Security Centre

Australian Cyber Security Centre

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The Australian Government's online safety and security website, designed to help everyone understand the risks and the simple steps we can take to protect our personal and financial information online.

Transparent

Language

Transparent Language

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Why wait? Start learning a new language now. Over 80 languages and 17 ESL courses available.

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Transparent Language

Transparent Language is a web-based language learning platform offering over 110 languages, including regional dialects and English as a second language material. Transparent Language has a variety of lessons in four different types: listening, speaking, reading, and typing. Better yet, Transparent Language syncs your progress between all your devices. Take your language studies on the go, or brush up on your skills anytime, anywhere.

Transparent Language also includes Kidspeak, a suite available for young learners interested in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

How do I login?

First time user:

So, you want a learn a new language? By default, the Transparent Language link will lead you to the log in tab, however, you need to create an account first. Get started in under five minutes by clicking the ‘SIGN UP’ tab.

Once you are on the sign up tab, you will be asked to enter your library card. Go ahead and do this. Click ‘SUBMIT’ when you are done.

The next screen will present you with a registration form asking for details such as your age, name, email address and desired username and password. Be sure to pay particular attention to the password requirements and keep note of the password that you input as you will need this each time you login. When you have entered the required information, click ‘Create Account’ to finalise your registration.

Repeat user login:

Already created an account with Transparent Language? The link for this database will automatically take you to the login page. To continue to your account, enter the username and password that you chose for your account and click ‘LOG IN’ when ready to proceed.

Note: the username and password were created when you first used Transparent Language and are not your library card number and PIN. If you are unsure of the details you entered click ‘Forgot your username or password?’ and follow the prompts.

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Transparent Language, Inc.

Universal

Class

Universal Class

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Universal Class provides library members with over 400 online, self-paced, adult education courses across a wide variety of interesting and useful topics.

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Universal Class

Learn something new today. UniversalClass offers hundreds of online Continuing Education (CE) classes. Courses are not just tutorials; they are real. They include lessons, exams, assignments, discussion boards and actual assessments of your progress. All courses are self-paced. This means you can learn when you want on your own time. You do not need to be online at a specific date or time.

Earn a certificate documenting your Continuing Education Units (CEUs), contact hours, and course completion. Build your online portfolio and share your achievements with others.

How do I login?

First time login:

Eager to learn that new skill? Begin your journey with Universal Class by entering your library card number in the respective field and clicking ‘Go’.

You will be prompted to create a new registration which will include your name, email address and password. You will also need to give an indication of whether you are over the age of 16 or not. Finally, you will need to accept the database’s Terms and Conditions. When you have completed the registration form, click ‘Continue’ to finalise it.

Please note, you can only have one account per email address.

Repeat user login:

Already created an account with Universal Class? Skip the registration process by clicking the ‘Sign In’ button.

Proceed to login by entering your email address and password that you created at the time of registration, into the respective fields. Click ‘Sign In’ to proceed.

If you have forgotten the password you created for the account, click ‘Forgot your password?’ and follow the prompts.

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Universal Class, Inc.