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Translation – Explanation and Caution

The electronic translation service on Surrey Libraries' website is hosted by Google Translate. The quality of the translation may vary in some of the languages offered by Google. The goal of the basic translation is to capture the general intention of the original English material.

Surrey Libraries cannot guarantee the quality, accuracy, or completeness of any translated information.  Before you act on translated information, we encourage you to confirm any facts that are important to you and the decisions you make.

The City of Surrey offers interpretation services at all its facilities. If you have a question about the material you read on the Surrey Libraries website, we encourage you to contact Surrey Libraries to discuss it.  You can also contact the City of Surrey at 604-591-4011 to receive interpretation support.

Chinese, Korean, Punjabi, Tagalog, Hindi

Search Engines & Email

Search Engines

Bing Microsoft search engine.

Google The search engine with the largest size and scope.

Yahoo Canada One of the best known search engines, with useful features for searching.

Subject Starters: Alternatives to search engines

Subject Starters are directories of Internet resources, organized by topic. They differ from search engines in that they at least attempt to provide the best Internet resources for various topics. Try browsing these directories to find what you want!

A9 Search engine from; includes search results from Google and/or Amazon, including Amazon's "Search inside a Book."

Virtual Reference Library From the Toronto Public Library, this subject guide to the Internet provides thousands of links, and is particularly strong for Canadian sources, business and jobs, genealogy, and science.

Web Guides & Tutorials

Be Web Aware Developed by Media Awareness Network.

Canadian Association of Internet Providers CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes) Information about Internet service providers.

Learn Online Tutorial Listings From the Surrey Libraries, our list of online tutorials providing help to those getting started, interested in learning to search the Internet, use Microsoft Office software, and more.

Microsoft Office Training Provided by Microsoft, free online tutorials on Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and other Microsoft applications.

TechSoup Technology information and articles for non-profit organizations.

Specialized Search Tools

The following sites are useful particular types of searches…

Google Scholar This feature from the search engine Google allows you to find academic research papers online.

Wayback Machine Allows you to search through an archive of Internet sites as they looked at various points in history. Useful, if you want to find an Internet site that is no longer there, or old information from a site (e.g. old employees, old stock prices).

Search Systems Links to over 10,000 free public records databases.

Free Email Sites

These links are to free email services. Register to get your own email address.

Yahoo! Mail Free email from Yahoo!

Gmail Free email from Google

Outlook Free email from Microsoft

Notes about free email Sites:

  • These free email services are web based.
  • They are not created or run by Surrey Libraries or the City of Surrey. We have no role in monitoring or maintaining these sites.
  • The library does not have access to user passwords, messages or registration data.

Notes about Registration:

  • Registration typically means signing up with the site by completing an online application form.
  • Look for the "sign-up" button or link on the site of your choice and follow the instructions.
  • Some registration questions could strike you as fairly personal, such as hobbies, salary, and other marketing information. If you object to these questions, you may choose not to complete the registration process.