Computers

Web Resources

GCF LearnFree
One of the best computer tutorial websites out there, this website creates and provides  over 750 online courses in a wide variety of topics. Especially helpful for learning how to use e-mail, Facebook, all Microsoft Office products, Google, and much more.

Microsoft Office Training Manuals
Free manuals for Office 2003, 2007 and 2010. Available as PDF files.

FreeAnswers (for Microsoft products)
FreeAnswers is a targeted search engine compiling hundreds of thousands of authoritative resources about Microsoft® products and technologies.


Using a Mouse

Mousercise
A program to practice using a computer mouse – from moving the cursor around the screen to clicking and double-clicking.

New User Tutorial
Teaches both mouse and keyboard skills. Great for new users and those unfamiliar with a computer.


Typing

Good Typing - Typing lessons in multiple languages. 27 different courses.

TypingWeb -  Beginner to advanced lessons as well as specialty lessons. Premium lessons are available to preview, but require you to pay to go further. Courses identify problem keys, words per minute, and accuracy. Log-in to keep track of your progress.


Programming

Free, and for the most part, very user friendly online tutorials for programming. Topics are all related to creating a website, such as html, cascading style sheets, scripting, and XML.




Magazines
*Magazines are located on the second floor of the library, next to the elevator.*  Magazines can be checked out, except for the most recently received issue.  

Smart Computing (monthly)
Wired (monthly)

Operating System Help (Windows and Mac OS)

Windows 7 Tutorial
Tutorial videos on using and getting the most out of Windows 7 . Learn about some of the new features that Microsoft has included to make using the computer easier. Recommended for users that are familiar with the mouse and keyboard and basic functions of a computer.

Windows 8 Tutorial
These tutorials will provide you with the information you need to navigate through this new Windows operating system.

Windows 8 End User Training Brochure (downloadable PDF from Microsoft)
Learn how to get around, navigate, manage apps, and personalize in Windows 8.

Articles introducing Windows 8 and 8.1 and their basic concepts
from 7tutorials.com - A series of short articles providing step-by-step guidance for using Windows 8 and 8.1.

Getting Started Tutorials for Windows 8.1 from Microsoft
Windows "how-tos" covering everything from getting online to using SkyDrive.

Install the Classic Shell app on your Windows 8 PC to add classic Windows features such as the start button, start Menu, and toolbar for Windows Explorer.

OS X Basics - Whether you're new to OS X or just want to brush up on the basics, this tutorial will cover the most important things you'll need to know.

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