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Computer Tutorials
Free online training on computer basics, including managing files, security, searching the Internet, blogs, RSS, email, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more from the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

Learn software and computer skills through instructional videos. The entire library, more than 1,900 courses, covering animation, audio, video, business, design, photography, programming, and more.

Microsoft IT Academy

Learn technology skills online through the Microsoft IT Academy. Courses range from basic digital literacy to advanced IT skills. This free program is available to all Washington State residents. 

Microsoft Office Training
Microsoft offers free online training on applications that are part of Office Suite 2007 and 2003, including Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word.






Sign Up for a Free E-Mail Account
Learn how to sign-up for a FREE email account using Windows Live.






Bare Bones 101: A Basic Tutorial on Searching the Web
This tutorial from the University of South Carolina Beaufort evaluates specific search engines.

Finding Information on the Internet
A tutorial to improve Web searching skills from the UC Berkeley Library.

Learn how to protect yourself, your kids and your computers when you go online. Presented by a coalition of Internet and public interest organizations.

OnGuard Online
Practical tips from the federal government and technology industry to help you guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information online.



Mouse Use



Mouse Exercises
SeniorNet's simple exercises to help you learn how to use a mouse.

Mousing Around Tutorial
The Palm Beach County Library System presents this resource to help beginning computer users become familiar with using a mouse.






Dance Mat Typing
Dance Mat Typing is an interactive introduction to touch typing for children aged 7-11 years old.

Peter's Online Typing Course
Online typing lessons and typing exercises for beginning typists.


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