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Call Number Author Title
004.16 2006 Miller Miller, Michael, Absolute beginner's guide to computer basics.
004.16 2005 Gookin Gookin, Dan. Buying a computer for dummies.
004.16 2003 Kraynak Kraynak, Joe. The complete idiot's guide to computer basics.
004.165 Minasi Minasi, Mark. The complete PC upgrade and maintenance guide.
004.16 2005 McFedries McFedries, Paul. Computers simplified.
004.16 Cawood Cawood, Frank W. Easy computing for seniors: A step-by-step handbook from start-up to shut-down.
004.165 1999 Gertler Gertler, Nat. Easy PCs: See it done, do it yourself.
004.16 Bott Bott, Ed. Ed Bott's your new PC: Seven easy steps to help you get started.
004.16 Lessing Lessing, Pamela R. The first week with my new PC: A very basic guide for mature adults and everyone else who wants to get connected.
004.16 2002 White White, Ron. How computers work.
004.165 IMAC 2001 Stauffer Stauffer, Todd. How to do everything with your iMac.
004.165 IMAC 2005 Chambers Chambers, Mark L. IMac for dummies.
004.16 Stokes Stokes, Abby. It's never too late to love a computer: A friendly first guide.
004.16 Gookin Gookin, Dan. Laptops for dummies.
004.165 MACINTOSH 2004 Pogue Pogue, David, Macs for dummies.
004.16 PCs PCs all in one desk reference for dummies.
004.16 2005 Gookin PCs for dummies.
004.16 Rathbone Rathbone, Andy. PCs: The missing manual.
004.16 1999 Jamsa Jamsa, Kris A. Rescued by... upgrading your PC.
004.678 Berger Berger, Sandy. Sandy Berger's great age guide to better living through technology.
005.446 WINDOWS XP Stuur Stuur, Addo. Windows XP for seniors: For everyone who wants to learn to use the computer at a later age.



Jan's Computer Basics Tutorials
"Driver's Ed for the computer: Computer Basics, Working with Windows, Working with Words (word processing), Working with Numbers (spreadsheets), Working with the Web, Working with Presentations."

Microsoft Word basics
Microsoft XP basics
Microsoft Excel basics

Third Age
A great series of free lessons including Browser Basics, Changing Your Screen Background and How to Download. 



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