Computers & Technology

Computing history, programming, email, word processing, spreadsheets, computer graphics, presentations, software, hardware, multimedia, gaming, Internet, Internet safety, Web design, data security, keyboarding

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Online Resources

Authoritative sources of articles and reference information, brought to you by the Ridgefield Library unless otherwise noted. Have your library card handy for log-in.

Learning Express - software tutorials


Websites

Tested and recommended by our librarians.

OnGuard Online - Internet safety tips
In Pictures - online computer tutorials for popular software based on pictures, not words
Internet 101 - "just the basics" for Internet newcomers
Mousing Around - games and exercises for developing dexterity with a mouse
Shareware.com - one-stop shopping for shareware and free software downloads
Webopedia - online dictionary and search engine for computer and Internet technology definitions
Danbury Area Computer Society (DACS)


We've moved to Microsoft Office 2007! Try these sites for tips on making the transition to these newer versions of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access and other Microsoft Office applications.

Official Microsoft Office 2007 Information

Self-paced Training Courses
Training Webcasts and Podcasts
Microsoft Office Fluent user interface overview
More about the Office Ribbon
More about the Office Button
Interactive Access Tutorial
Interactive Excel Tutorial
Interactive Outlook Tutorial
Interactive Powerpoint tutorial
interactive Word Tutorial

Microsoft Word 2007 Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials from About.com
Microsoft Office 2007 Tips and Tricks from the University of Wisconsin at Stout
Tips and Tricks for Microsoft Office from The Office Letter
Office 2007 Tutorial from Florida Gulf Coast University
Microsoft Office Video Tutorials from Lynda.com
Excel 2007 Tutorial from Mike Smart of The Smart Method
Office 2007 Tutorials from msoffice-tutorial-training.com


Library Materials

Circulating materials, most reference books and non-fiction video shelved together in the stacks. Print magazines and newspapers on display or ask at the Reference Desk.

Books/DVD/Audiobooks

Computers & Technology – 004 to 025
Computer Crime – 364.168
Electronic Media & Family, Social Networking – 302-306
Internet – 004.67-004.68
Internet Safety – 004 & Parent Collection
Keyboarding – 652.3
Web Marketing & Social Networking – 658.872

Magazines/Newspapers

Computerworld
Consumer Reports
Macworld
PCWorld
Wired
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