Section: Finding and bookmarking information online | Help and support for online learning | Propagate Learning

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  • Help and support for online learning

    Everyone who studies on our courses has different levels of knowledge and skills when it comes to the digital world. Brushing up on your digital skills will help you to get the most from your course here on PropaGate Learning.

    Scroll down the page and you will see a list of digital skills/topics. You will also see a section on using PropaGate Learning, our online learning platform. 

    Please ensure your browser is up-to-date; always use the latest version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari. An out of date browser or browser settings are the most common reasons for users experiencing problems using the site.

Finding and bookmarking information online

  • Finding and bookmarking information online

    A tablet sitting on top a tabletop, with the Google search engine open on-screen.

    You can use a search engine such as Google on your browser to search for information online. You can learn more about searching engines in Section 8 of the free GCF Internet Basics course.

    To browse the RBGE library catalogue and archive online, you can use the RBGE Library Online Catalogue and the RBGE Archive Catalogue. If you are looking for scientific papers, try searching using Google Scholar, which is a specialist search engine for academic literature.

    If you want to find videos on a topic, two sites with a lot of video content available are YouTube and Vimeo.

    Bookmarking a webpage allows you to save it on your browser so you can easily visit it later. Here are instructions on how to bookmark pages in the following browsers:




    If you would like to print a webpage, or part of a webpage, select the text you want to print by putting your mouse cursor at the start of where you want to print, clicking and holding the button down, and dragging the the cursor to the end of the selection. This should highlight the text you want to print. Go to the File menu at the top of the browser window or right click with your mouse. Select 'Print'. The print dialog window will come up, which will show you a preview of the document and will allow you to print. Some browsers give you the option of 'Print selection'.