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Computer Skills & Free Email Accounts

COMPUTER SKILLS & TIPS
 
Build digital literacy skills by selecting particular categories.
 
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.
 
Comcast's free Internet Essentials online Learning Center helps you get started with websites on Job Resources, Healthcare Resources, Educational Resources, Financial Resources Protection, e-mail and social media basics, videos & tutorials. In Spanish also.
 
Keyboard shortcuts to help users of Mac computers.
 
Techboomers.com is a free educational website that teaches older adults and other inexperienced Internet users with basic computer skills about websites that can help improve their quality of life.
 
Dictionary and search engine for computer and Internet technology.
 
 
 
 
Windows Basics: All Topics Covered
Provides tips about the Windows operating system including on: the elements of a window; moving a window; hardware vs. software; and cutting, copying and pasting in Windows.
 
Keyboard shortcuts that you can use with Windows.
 
Computer and web tutorials.

INTERNET SITES THAT PROVIDE FREE EMAIL ACCOUNTS
 
Google-owned, web-based email service provides details of storage, options and links to related services.
 
Outlook.com is a free, personal email service from Microsoft.
 
Get a free email account from Yahoo Mail. Your email comes with 1 TB of free storage, powerful spam and security features, easy-to-use tools to help manage email, and more.
 
 
 
 
 
 

SEARCHING THE INTERNET
 
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.
 
Search Engines Quick Guide
This is a chart of the most popular search engines and their features. It includes information on truncation, Boolean searching, special features, and strengths of each search. Created by InfoPeople.
 

SOFTWARE BASICS
 
ExcelTips
Provides tips about Microsoft Excel form specific topic links for information on e.g. charts, formatting, page setup or request an answer from the website creator.
 
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 & openoffice.org software.

 
Microsoft Publisher Tutorials
Provides Information about using Publisher (2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010) from getting started, creating a calendar, newsletter, publicizing an event to creating on the web.
 
WordTips
Provides tips about Microsoft Word from topic links on e.g. headers and footers, bullets, shortcut keys or enter your question to receive an answer from the website creator.