How PCs Work - If you have the patience, every single part of the computer is explained.
MCL's Databases/Online Resources - Choose "Home or Office" or, if connecting from inside the library, "Within the Library System". Choose from the list of many databases. Subjects include health, business, schoolwork (K-12), photographs and genealogy. For practice, try these popular databases:
ipl2 - Best websites for general topics, reviewed and chosen by librarians.
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Say you want to clean your hard drive or learn to make new folders. All the answers are in your computer! Now that PCs can store huge amounts of information, there is a book inside your PC for every program. While you have Word or Excel open, you get to the book by clicking on the Help menu and then the Microsoft Help command. The “book” for all Windows topics is kept on the Start menu as described below.
For Windows 2000: Click on the Start button then the Help button. Of the four tabs, click on Contents. This is the easiest way to find the information you need. Click on a topic then subtopic until you find your answer. The second-best way to find an answer is the Index tab. Type a word and the index below will jump to that and all related words. The Search tab is the hardest to use unless you are certain you know the correct term. If your first term doesn’t work, try another!
For Windows XP: Click on the Start button then the Help and Support button. You’ll see a list of general topics. Computer beginners will benefit most from the Windows Basics topic. Click on it and try “Working with Files and Folders, Managing Windows, or Searching for Information. As you enter a topic, there will be links to answers as well as Tutorials. Using speakers, a tutorial will talk you through the most important computer tasks, step by step, such as saving a new document.