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Online Resources

Bits of technology for your library. From the South Central Library System.

Tutorials for using popular websites and apps, written for computing novices and older adults.

Detailed episode recaps of all current television dramas, including some of the reality based shows, like Survivor and Real World. Includes fan forums.

Find information for tenants and landlords regarding rental rights and responsibilities; state and local rental laws; mediation services; and general housing issues.

Housing counseling and information for landlords and tenants in the Madison area. See also the full text of Tenant and Landlord Rights and Responsibilities, City of Madison Ordinance 32.06(2)

TerraServer is one of the world's largest online databases, providing free public access to a vast data store of maps and aerial photographs of the United States, including one for Madison, Wisconsin.

Get tickets to a wide variety of events, including concerts, plays, sporting events, and others.

Offers a variety of calendars and clocks for reference or personal use.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents a timeline of art history from 20,000 B.C. to the present. Search by an alphabletical subject index, artist index, timelines index, special topics index and a search engine.

Every USGS topographic 1:100,000, 1:25,000, and 1:24,000 scale map for the entire United States. If you need help interpreting the maps, try Topographic Map Symbols  from the USGS. Topographic maps are also available at

Links to assistive technology, regulatory, design and accessibility sites.

"Advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools" (from web site).

"Hundreds of eyewitness accounts, pictures, and museum objects, new ones added daily. Dozens of essays, educational activities, and reference tools. Created [by the Wisconsin Historical Society] with support from the Wisconsin Historical Foundation, CESA 6, and UW Oshkosh's Teaching American History Grant from the U.S. Department of Education."

Includes articles and information not found in the print version as well as two weeks of program listings, broadcast and cable, including desciptions that can be brought up by zip code. Searchable by just about everything.

Free online typing tutor, with basic to advanced lessons in the skills you need to practice!

Locate a city, township or county by name or zip code. Brief data includes 2000 & 1990 population, as well as an interactive map of the area.

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services webpage offers information about AoA and its programs, as well as legislation and statistical information of interest to older adults.