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CGS 1000H: Home

Resources for CGS 1000H at Brandon Campus

Consumer Reports

The Consumer Reports Buying Guide is a terrific resource to use to get general information and prices for technology items. Take a look at information from the past by selecting the year you have been assigned below.

**Video Tips**

* See "Product Ratings and Brand Reliability" section for information about computers

Virtual Tour

Check out the history of the computer at the Computer History Museum. This virtual tour will allow you to explore computing history beginning with the abacus! You can navigate to different exhibits and time periods by using the hamburger menu on the top right corner, if on a computer, or download the app on your mobile device for an enhanced experience. 

Find more information about your technology tool

The library provides access to MANY magazines, newspapers, and journals online through the databases. Each database has a different specialization - some try to cover all topics while others focus on a specific topic or resource type. The ones listed here will allow you to search many magazines, newspapers, and journals at the same time.

When searching these sources, you'll sometimes need to be creative.

  • Try various combinations of your search words:
    • If looking for Gateway Performance 800, try "Gateway Performance 800", "Gateway Performance", Gateway Performance
  • Date ranges:
    • If you get too many results, you can limit the date of articles by entering years in the advanced search screen

**Video tips**

If you get no results in the first database you try - don't give up! Try your search in the next database. If you continue to struggle, contact your Brandon Campus Librarians for search help.

Computer Images

Find a photo of your computer or technology tool using Google Images.