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Computer Basics (GFCLearnfree)
These tutorials provide an excellent starting point for new computer users.
Getting Started on a Computer (Digital Learn)
This fifteen-minute tutorial introduces users to the most basic principles of personal computing.
Hone your typing skills with this free keyboard trainer.
CNET is an excellent source of reviews for all kinds of consumer electronics, particularly computers, laptops and tablets. CNET also includes a how-to section, with tutorials for a wide range of tech features and challenges.
Gizmodo is a long-standing design, technology and science fiction website with content ranging from the latest tech news to various aspects of online culture.
Wired Magazine is published in print and online, and is a well-respected source for tech journalism.
Online Library Resources
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com) This link opens in a new window
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com) is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of over 3,000 courses that include over 130,000 videos. Courses cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications) that can help you pursue personal and professional goals. These courses are delivered by expert instructors and feature searchable transcripts that make it easy to find quick answers to questions. They also feature Certificates of Completion that can be uploaded to a LinkedIn profile. To sign in, you'll need your Springdale Public Library card number and password (by default, the last four digits of your telephone number).