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Survey: Do you use Pratt Library's databases?
The Library offers customers free access to over 60 research databases. They contain scholarly journal articles, reports, images, newspapers and more, on a variety of topics. Here are a few examples:
  • Baltimore Sun Archive
  • Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest
  • Auto Repair Reference Center
  • Value Line (investing research)
  • Learning Express Library
Please take 5 minutes to help us understand your information needs. Even if you haven't tried our databases, your input will be valuable!

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Tutorials & Training in Computers & the Internet

Internet Sites

Computer Classes at Enoch Pratt Free Library
Lists upcoming free computer classes offered through the Library system. Topics include basic computer skills, Microsoft Office applications, and the Internet. Classes take place at several locations during both daytime and evening hours. Interested students must register in advance; class descriptions link to the registration form.
Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial
Covers the content of classes on Web searching offered at the Teaching Library at the University of California at Berkeley. The tutorial covers search engines, subject directories, and the invisible Web and includes a glossary and a guide to citing electronic resources and Web sites. 
FreeTechBooks.com
Links to computer science, programming, and software books and lecture notes available for free viewing or download online, organized by category.
Mouse Aerobics
The Monroe County, Michigan, Library System offers this series of Web pages to show new Internet users how to perform the most common mouse tasks used to navigate Web sites. Explains how to click through pages, use check boxes and drop down menus, scroll up and down pages, and highlight text. 
TechTutorials: Free Computer Reference
Provides an annotated directory of free online computer tutorials and includes discussion forums. 

maintained by the staff of the Business, Science & Technology Department, State Library Resource Center, Enoch Pratt Free Library

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