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Online Tutorials

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Library Catalog

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Create a Preferred Search

A preferred search is a search that you can access from your library account, rather than having to retype the search criteria. Learn how to save a preferred search to your account. This interactive tutorial requires you to click on links and buttons.

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Hip Music. Hip Library.

Learn how to find music in the catalog with Timmy Thingvall.

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Log in to My Account

Learn how to log in to your online library account. This interactive tutorial requires you to click on links and buttons and to type in information.

Technology Tutorials

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Add an RSS Feed to My Yahoo!

The Orange County Library System is the first public library to offer RSS (Really Simple Syndication), which is a format designed to distribute or "feed" news and information. Be the first to know about an author coming to the Library, find out about the next book sale, and learn about health and business programs plus more by using the Library's RSS. Check out the feeds offered by the Library. This is an interactive tutorial that requires you to click on links and buttons.

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How to Reserve a Meeting Room [PDF]

Learn what to expect when you place a reservation on a meeting room at one of our locations.

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How to View and Make Copies with Microfilm Machines

Learn how to view and copy microfilm from a microfilm machine! This is a video demonstration that requires headphones or computer speakers.

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OCLS DIY: Do-it-Yourself Videos

Learn about blogging, online video, podcasts, and more, and start to do-it-yourself! This is a video demonstration that requires headphones or computer speakers.

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OCLS Mobile

Take a look at the brand new OCLS Mobile, a breakthrough way to explore the Library using your iPhone or iPod Touch.

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Register for a Class Online

Want to learn how to use the calendar for finding and registering for classes? This non-interactive tutorial will show you how it's done. This is an interactive tutorial that requires you to click on links and buttons.

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Sign up for OCLS Alerts

See how simple it is to sign up to receive courtesy notices via text messaging to your mobile device! These courtesy notices are reminders for material you have checked out that is coming due or for classes that you have signed up for at the Library that are coming up.

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Wireless Network: How to Connect

Learn how to connect to the Orange County Library Systemís public wireless network. You may also view this tutorial in a pdf.

Online Resource Tutorials

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Be Internet Safe

Learn how to protect yourself on the Web. Use the safety tips and practices in this tutorial to become Internet safe.

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Cyberbullying: How to Deal

What would you do if you encountered a cyberbully? Play through our interactive hands-on tutorial to test yourself. Take the challenge now!

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Freegal Music

Get to know Freegal! Learn how to log in, navigate the Freegal site, find your favorite artists, and download songs.

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Money Tip$

Learn how to get more for your money by viewing a Money Tip$ workshop presented by the Orange County Library System and Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business.

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Morningstar Tutorial-1: Getting Started

Get an overview of the Morningstar Investment Research Center database.

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Morningstar Tutorial-2: Reports

Learn how to use Morningstar Investment Research Center Reports to research a specific stock or fund

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Morningstar Tutorial-3: Portfolio X-Ray

Find out how to use Morningstar Investment Research Center Portfolio X-Ray to break down your investments and read an independent analysis of your portfolio.

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Healthy Connections Interactive Tutorial

OCLS presents the Healthy Connections interactive tutorials, which demonstrate how to find information on a variety of health topics. Also available in Español.

 
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