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Online Tutorials


The following links will take you to sites where you can learn more about using the web.  Some are for Internet beginners; some are for those who already know how the web works, but want to know how to make their searches more effective. 


Never Used the Mouse Before?    

These tutorials have been designed to help people who have never used a computer before. We will concentrate on using the mouse and a few other basic skills. 



BROWSERS:
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This site explains the function of Internet browsers and illustrates the difference
between the two most popular, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Firefox
THE ANIMATED INTERNET:
Discover how the Internet really works with less than 50 clicks of your mouse.
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Click START and learn how you connect to the Internet.
Click START and learn how the Web works.
Click START and learn how Emails work.
SEARCH ENGINES:
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This site lists the major search engines, offers ratings and reviews, and gives helpful searching tips.
This includes definitions, search strategies, and specific information about top directories.
This page, created by a Kansas City librarian, is a brief introduction to some of the most
popular search engines. It includes a nice chart comparing the features of different engines
EVALUATING WEB SITES:
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HOW TO CITE AN INTERNET SOURCE:
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Online Guidelines for different formats
Easy color coded how to cite examples.
It's an easy-to-use web application which can help you create the raw citation one at a time. You can select the citation style that you need (MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian) and then select the type of material you are citing (print books, web page, etc.). Citation Machine presents you with a form to fill out; prompting you for all the necessary information for that citation
Citationcreation.com is a free, easy to use online citation creation tool for students, writers and anybody else. MLA styles, APA styles, and more!
ONLINE SHOPPING:
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Click START and learn how Online Shopping works.
Ten Tips for smart and safe shopping
e-LEARNING
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Whether you are new to the computer, returning for review or just want to gain more 21st century skills, our free computer tutorials can help. From Computer Basics to Microsoft Office to Apple, we have a wide range of free technology tutorials to choose from.
30 DAY TRIAL (FREE)
SECURITY TIPS
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Cyber Security Tips - US-CERT
Read tips about improving family web security and help protect your children's privacy
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