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Computer Skills
Evaluating Internet Resources

 General Information

Internet Sites with Free Email Accounts
Software Basics


Computer Skills

Choosing Between the Internet and Databases for Information

Digital Learn  
Free basic learning tools with self-directed tutorials to increase digital literacy to help learners, provided by the Public Library Assn.             
Free tutorials on a variety of computer basics and programs (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access), Reading, Math (basics like subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, times tables and percents). Free registration.

Evaluating Internet Resources

Evaluating Internet Resources   
Criteria to consider in evaluating Internet resources and content.  

Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial
A tutorial from the Teaching Library at the University of California at Berkeley. This covers information from basic topics such as what is the World Wide Web to advanced Internet searching techniques.

General Information

Information on parasite and spyware software. 

Answers That Work   
For PC users, gives information on downloading, drivers, Task Lists, viruses and more. 

Magazine feature the latest technology information.

Internet Sites that Offer Free Email Accounts

Top 15 Free Email Services    
Find the top 15 free email services reviewed here.

Software Basics

Excel 2013 Videos & Tutorials 
Provides short how to videos and tutorials on Excel 2013.

In Pictures Online Tutorials           
Based on pictures, not words, the tutorials walk you though tasks with step-by-step instructions and simple textbook illustrations. Covers Microsoft Office, web coding & software, 2001-2013.

Microsoft Office Word Training      
Provides short video tutorials on how to use Microsoft Word.

Microsoft Publisher Quick Start Guide
If you’re new to Publisher 2013, this free guide offers useful tips to help you find your way around.

Windows Basics: All Topics   
Designed to introduce you to personal computing and the Windows operating system.