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Technology @OCLS - October 2007

What's New




Did You Know?



October 1, 2007

Volume 3 Issue 4

Welcome to the Technology @ OCLS October 2007 Newsletter. This month, use the Library’s resources to research science related topics, update or learn new computer skills, and take a practice test online to improve your academic skills.

What's New

.: Get Your Science Research Done Online

Science Online has added more features to its database. You will find over 280 videos, 570 newly colored diagrams, 400 photographs and illustrations, and new essays from over 20 print titles to help you research that term paper or home work assignment.

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     Featured Classes of the Month

.: Computer Classes Just For Seniors

Join us this month and learn how you can update or gain new computer skills. Featured this month are classes designed for seniors. Curriculum is taught at a relaxed pace that’s fun and easy. For registration information, visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.

  • How to Use the Mouse and Keyboard for Seniors
  • Computer Basics for Seniors
  • Online Quilting Basics for Seniors
  • Internet Safety for Seniors
  • Microsoft Word for Seniors

.: Online Classes

Take a live online computer class from your home or office computer. Get on board and register for:

Online Class: An Introduction to QuickBooks
Learn the basic features of QuickBooks Pro to get started in organizing your business or personal finances. Recommended Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel Balance Sheets

.: Microsoft Office Week

During October 14 through October 19 you can attend all the Microsoft training series in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook. Space is limited, so register today!

Microsoft Publisher Series - October 14
Create professional publications such as newsletters, calendars and business cards.

Microsoft Word Series - October 15
Create professional documents using tables and mail merge.

Microsoft Excel Series - October 16
Create professional spreadsheets with formulas, charts and pivot tables.

Microsoft Access Series - October 17
Create a basic database to track and present data within tables, queries, forms and reports.

Microsoft Outlook Series - October 18
Create e-mails, appointments, a contact list, folders, and assign tasks.

Microsoft PowerPoint Series - October 19
Create professional slide shows with animations and slide transitions.

For more information or to sign up for classes at any of our locations call 407.835.7323 or visit our website.

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     New Classes

The Library will be offering three new classes in October! Below you’ll find the class name and description. Click on the class names for additional information.

GanttProject Basics
Schedule and manage work easily and assign tasks and resources efficiently using Gantt and Pert charts with this free open source application. Recommended Prerequisite: Computer Basics Level 1

Create Basic Animations and Games Using Scratch
Learn to create interactive animations and games using Scratch, an open source application. Recommended Prerequisite: Computer Basics Level 1

For registration information, visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.


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Did You Know?

.: Featured Database of the Month

LearnATest is an online resource that supplies practice examinations for a variety of tests. Using your Library card number as your username, you can prepare for exams, score those practice tests and keep track of your progress. This resource is accessible at the Library or at home. LearnATest offers a wide range of tests, including the Florida Real Estate exam, FCAT practice for 4th, 5th and 8th grades, as well as GED preparation and college entrance exam practice.

.: Technology Assistance for the Visually Impaired

Computers with assistive technology for the visually impaired are available at all Library locations. Each computer offers JAWS, MAGic, and OpenBook software. Learn more about which one will best suit your needs. For more information visit our website

.: OCLS Has Made Its Way To Wikipedia!

Read all about the history of the Orange County Library System and explore the modern technological advances of your library! Visit our page on Wikipedia today!

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