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Use these resources to learn about and practice using a computer mouse.
Use the links below to improve and practice your typing.
A web app that teaches touch-typing by tracking your successful keystrokes and adapting so you practice the keys you need to improve the most.
Tutorials and games for those learning to type. No account needed, but signing up for a free account allows you to save your progress.
A trio of typing games to test and improve your speed and accuracy.
Race against other users to see who can type the fastest.
Not sure what a CPU is? Confused by "The Cloud?" Learn what different computer terms mean with this great online computer encyclopedia.
The following list includes links to a variety of sources that can help you better understand the basics of how to use a computer.
Free Computer Basics Tutorial
A great tutorial for learning the basics of computers. Includes videos and pictures, with language that's easy to understand. It's easy to skip ahead or back if you find you already know something or need to review certain concepts.
New User Tutorial
Developed by several libraries, this tutorial walks through the very basics of using a computer.
Why Use a Computer?
A 15-minute interactive tutorial that can help with the skills and feelings of learning to use computers. Also includes a section on safety.
Tips for Using Computers
Basic Troubleshooting Guide
When your computer does something you aren't expecting, Don't Panic! Here are some tips for solving some common problems with Windows computers.
How to Organize Computer Files
Not sure how to keep straight where everything is on your computer? Here are some suggestions for keeping things organized.
OSHA Ergonomic Solutions: Computer Workstations
A tool from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration that details some of the concerns of long-term use of computers at work, and ways to address those concerns.
What's Inside: Computer Peripherals
Curious about printers, scanners, and other devices you can attach to a computer? HowStuffWorks can tell you what they are and how they work.
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