Computer and Internet Information

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==Classes==
==Classes==
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[http://www.libraryforlife.org/subjectguides/index.php/Computer_Classes Computer Classes] offered by the library and other local organizations.
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[http://www.libraryforlife.org/subjectguides/index.php/Computer_Classes Computer Classes] offered by the library and other local organizations
==Computer Security Information (PC's)==
==Computer Security Information (PC's)==
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'''Basic Computing Skills'''
'''Basic Computing Skills'''
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*[http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/subjects/information_technology.shtml BBC Learning: Online Learning, Support, and Advice] IT learning resources.
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*[http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/subjects/information_technology.shtml BBC Learning: Online Learning, Support, and Advice] IT learning resources
*[http://www.ctdlc.org/remediation/indexComputer.html CT Distance Learning Consortium] Basic Computer Skills
*[http://www.ctdlc.org/remediation/indexComputer.html CT Distance Learning Consortium] Basic Computer Skills
*[http://www.gcflearnfree.org/computerbasics Goodwill Community Foundation] Computer Basics
*[http://www.gcflearnfree.org/computerbasics Goodwill Community Foundation] Computer Basics
'''Internet Skills'''
'''Internet Skills'''
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*[http://www.gcflearnfree.org/internet Goodwill Community Foundation] Internet Basics, start with Internet 101.
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*[http://www.gcflearnfree.org/internet Goodwill Community Foundation] Internet Basics, start with Internet 101
'''Keyboarding Skills'''
'''Keyboarding Skills'''
*[http://www.powertyping.com/qwerty/lessonsq.html Power Typing] Keyboarding skills practice
*[http://www.powertyping.com/qwerty/lessonsq.html Power Typing] Keyboarding skills practice
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*[http://www.typingweb.com/tutor/ Typing Web] Keyboarding skills practice. Join (it's free!) to track your progress, or close "Register Now" box to start practicing.
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*[http://www.typingweb.com/tutor/ Typing Web] Keyboarding skills practice. Join (it's free!) to track your progress, or close "Register Now" box to start practicing
'''Mouse Skills'''
'''Mouse Skills'''
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*[http://www.pbclibrary.org/mousing/mousercise.htm Mousercise] Learn basic mousing skills.
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*[http://www.pbclibrary.org/mousing/mousercise.htm Mousercise] Learn basic mousing skills
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*[http://www.skyways.org/central/mouse/page1.html Mouserobics] Learn basic mousing skills.
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*[http://www.skyways.org/central/mouse/page1.html Mouserobics] Learn basic mousing skills
==Email==
==Email==
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A social networking site allows you to share information with others on a website designed for a specific purpose. For example, Facebook allows you to share up to the minute information about your life with your friends. Urban Spoon is an online restaurant review website where members get to rate and share information about restaurants.
A social networking site allows you to share information with others on a website designed for a specific purpose. For example, Facebook allows you to share up to the minute information about your life with your friends. Urban Spoon is an online restaurant review website where members get to rate and share information about restaurants.
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*[https://www.facebook.com/ Facebook] use Facebook to find and stay in touch with long lost friends, family, and co-workers. Here is the [https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Joseph-County-Public-Library/126581663534 Library's Facebook page].
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*[https://www.facebook.com/ Facebook] use Facebook to find and stay in touch with long lost friends, family, and co-workers. Here is the [https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Joseph-County-Public-Library/126581663534 Library's Facebook page]
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*[http://pinterest.com/ Pinterest] is "an online pinboard," a "place to organize and share the things you love."
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*[http://pinterest.com/ Pinterest] is "an online pinboard," a "place to organize and share the things you love"
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*[http://twitter.com/ Twitter] is "a real-time information network that connects you to the latest information about what you find interesting. Simply find the public streams you find most compelling and follow the conversations." Here is the [http://twitter.com/sjcplib Library's Twitter feed].
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*[http://twitter.com/ Twitter] is "a real-time information network that connects you to the latest information about what you find interesting. Simply find the public streams you find most compelling and follow the conversations", here is the [http://twitter.com/sjcplib Library's Twitter feed]
*[http://www.urbanspoon.com/c/288/South-Bend-restaurants.html Urbanspoon] lets you read "South Bend restaurants and reviews from critics, food bloggers, and friends", and post your own food reviews too!
*[http://www.urbanspoon.com/c/288/South-Bend-restaurants.html Urbanspoon] lets you read "South Bend restaurants and reviews from critics, food bloggers, and friends", and post your own food reviews too!
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*[http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=&find_loc=South+Bend%2C+IN&ns=1#! Yelp] is like Urbanspoon in that it lets you rate restuarants, but Yelp also allows you to rate other businesses in town. Find reviews on Automotive, Nightlife, or Shopping businesses, for example.
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*[http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=&find_loc=South+Bend%2C+IN&ns=1#! Yelp] is like Urbanspoon in that it lets you rate restuarants, but Yelp also allows you to rate other businesses in town, find reviews on Automotive, Nightlife, or Shopping businesses, for example
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*[http://www.youtube.com/ Youtube] "allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small."
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*[http://www.youtube.com/ Youtube] "allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos, YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small"
==Search Engines==
==Search Engines==

Revision as of 20:23, 23 January 2012

Contents

Classes

Computer Classes offered by the library and other local organizations

Computer Security Information (PC's)

Shadowserver Foundation What is Malware?

PC Magazine Security Resources

Microsoft Safety and Security Center

Consumer Reports Online Security Guide

Computer and Internet Skills

Basic Computing Skills

Internet Skills

Keyboarding Skills

  • Power Typing Keyboarding skills practice
  • Typing Web Keyboarding skills practice. Join (it's free!) to track your progress, or close "Register Now" box to start practicing

Mouse Skills

Email

The following email providers are free to sign-up for and use.

Popular Websites

Social Networking A social networking site allows you to share information with others on a website designed for a specific purpose. For example, Facebook allows you to share up to the minute information about your life with your friends. Urban Spoon is an online restaurant review website where members get to rate and share information about restaurants.

  • Facebook use Facebook to find and stay in touch with long lost friends, family, and co-workers. Here is the Library's Facebook page
  • Pinterest is "an online pinboard," a "place to organize and share the things you love"
  • Twitter is "a real-time information network that connects you to the latest information about what you find interesting. Simply find the public streams you find most compelling and follow the conversations", here is the Library's Twitter feed
  • Urbanspoon lets you read "South Bend restaurants and reviews from critics, food bloggers, and friends", and post your own food reviews too!
  • Yelp is like Urbanspoon in that it lets you rate restuarants, but Yelp also allows you to rate other businesses in town, find reviews on Automotive, Nightlife, or Shopping businesses, for example
  • Youtube "allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos, YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small"

Search Engines

A search engine searches for information and compiles it based on search terms. Here are some of the largest, most popular search engines on the net today:

Metasearch Engine

A metasearch engine searches multiple search engines at once so you don't have to repeat your search on different search engines.

Security Tools (PC's)

Auditmypc.com

Bitdefender QuickScan

Mcafee Security Scan Plus

Panda ActiveScan

Trend Micro's HouseCall

Personal tools