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Research Guides: Computers and Technology

Computer and Internet Basics | Online Tutorials | Consumer Guides

Computer and Internet Basics

Glossary of Internet Terms

Good, basic list of Internet Terms - prints out to about 20 pages.

How Stuff Works: E-mail

Thorough description of how the Internet's e-mail system works, including SMTP and POP3.

How Stuff Works

Lots of clear articles about every part of a computer and many other topics


Online Tutorials

Mousing Around

Palm Beach County Library's excellent class on using the computer mouse.


A free keyboard practice site. Free registration required.

Introduction to Windows (Camden County Library Tutorial)

A beginner's course on using Windows on your computer.

Free computer training at GCFLearn Free

Whether you are new to the computer, returning for review or just want to gain more 21st century skills, has a wide range of free computer tutorials to choose from, including Microsoft Office, Apple products, and social media.


Consumer Guides

McAfee Threat Intelligence

An in-depth coverage of virus and malware information, including descriptions of viruses and hoaxes, a virus glossary, and anti-virus tips.

Symantec Security Response

Information on latest virus threats, security advisories,and hoaxes. Includes online virus dictionary.

Internet Crime Complaint Center

The mission of the Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC) is to combat fraud committed over the Internet. It is provided through a unique partnership between the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The IFCC Web site allows consumers nationwide to report Internet fraud; enables the development of educational programs aimed at preventing Internet fraud; offers local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies training in Internet fraud; and allows for the sharing of fraud data by all law enforcement and regulatory authorities. (annotation from website)