Computer Information & Skills

General Resources

  • GCFLearnFree.org: Creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life. Delivers over 750 different lessons.
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  • CNet: Information, tools and advice about what technology to buy and how to get the most out of your technology. 
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  • Lynda.com: Offers 24-hour access to free online technology tutorials. Watch step-by-step videos on how to use the latest technology, software, and apps, including everything from GoPro to Photoshop, Microsoft Excel and Word to CAD, Podcasting, and using your Kindle, to Management and Quickbooks. The first time you use Lynda.Com you must Create a Profile. Type in your Newington card number and then create a password for Lynda.  This password must be at least 6 characters with a letter and a number.    
Requires a valid Newington Library card number
  • Mouse Tutorial: Tutorial on how to use the mouse, by playing a series of mini-games.  Adobe Flashplayer required to view on computer.  
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  • Sourceforge: Search for shareware programs and free software. 
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  • Soft14.com: Purchase professional software or download free software. Search by categories or keyword. Sort results by bestsellers, date or name of software. 
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  • Gmail: Google's version of free email.
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  • Outlook Live: Sign up with “Windows live email” and get Hotmail, Messenger and Xbox Live for free. 
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  • Yahoo Mail: Free email service including mail filters, chat from inbox, mobile phone access and virus protection.
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