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Business and Accounting Resources
   -  Glossaries SoftwareBusiness PlansFinancial Calculators Government
General Business/Accounting Info    --  Accounting / Finance / Business Careers  
 -  ECommerce -  
Free Business-Related Tutorials & Courses
Stock Market info and tutorial sites

 

COMPUTER-RELATED SITES
    - Software Specific   -    Hardware & Ergonomics Specific
    -  Networking & Telecommunications
    - Free General Computer and Software and How-To Tutorials

    - Computer Ethics    -    Computer Security & Privacy

 

EXCEL-SPECIFIC RESOURCES SITES 
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General Excel Resources      -      Free Excel-Specific Tutorials 

  -   Functions & Formulas   -    NEW !   Math Order of Operations
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Specialized Tools   -       Linear Regressions with Excel
   - Charts

 

GENERAL INFO SITES   (Check out ASSIST.ORG for transfer courses)
  
 -  Other Sites

 

INFO TO UNDERSTAND THE INTERNET / WORLD WIDE WEB

 

SEARCH & WEB INFO SITES  including list of Other Browsers

 

HOW TO SAVE WEB PAGE or EMAIL MESSAGES

 

Do you want to use your home computer for this course?
VERY GOOD DEALS on MS Windows XP (FREE fully licensed version)
and MS Office 2003 Professional  (fully licensed version about $83 total incl tax & s/h)
 - - link to the Systems Requirements page
 - - - - - (it's located in the CLASSROOM area - Course Info & Instructions page)

The following list contains some excellent links to resources which will support you in your business career.

Please send an email to me if you discover additional relevant sites. I'll add them to this list if they check out. Also, please let me know if any of the links have died. That happens frequently online, especially with dynamic topics such as this.

These links to external resources will open a new browser window. When you've finished with the external site, CLOSE the new browser, and you will return to this page in your virtual classroom

This page contains useful links to resources to support your continuing business career.

Save this page (HOW TO SAVE WEB INFO below), and refer to it when a question comes up about "How do you do............??? some task???" or "Where did I see that great tip or solution?"

Referenced sites include info about software, small business assistance, mail lists, tutorials, tips, FAQs, specific step-by-step solutions, info about new versions/releases, and much much more. Some are links to publications with some online info and back issues plus information about subscriptions. Some provide info about support via news/discussion groups and list servs. Some provide info about additional software designed to enhance your productivity or with special capabilities for specific functionality.

Many of the sites have been provided by students in my classes. Please share with the class, or send a message to me additional relevant sites to add to this list. Also, please let me know if any of the links have died. That happens frequently online, especially with dynamic topics such as these.

Note: The following links open a NEW browser window, so you may easily return to this page by CLOSING the new browser window when you're through. If the resource is one that you think you might want to use in the future, be sure to ADD it to BOOKMARKs (Netscape Navigator) or to FAVORITES (MS Internet Explorer).

BUSINESS AND ACCOUNTING RESOURCES

GLOSSARIES - Accounting and Financial Terms


    InvestorWords
is the most comprehensive Financial Glossary you'll find anywhere, online or off, with over 6,000 definitions and 20,000 links between related terms
http://www.investorwords.com/

    LittleBusiness.com - http://www.littlebusiness.com/startbus.htm
    Venture Line Corp  -  http://www.ventureline.com/glossary.asp    

 

SOFTWARE

 

Peachtree site with a newsletter that was interesting and helpful.  - http://www.peachtree.com
Peachtree Knowledge Center
- useful hints for getting started with your new software, "how-to" tips, frequently asked questions, and more - free registration
http://www.peachtree.com/support/rightnow/welcome.cfm

 

QuickBooks (Intuit) site  - http://www.quickbooks.com/
       View QuickBooks Videos --  http://www.quickbooks.com/support/

FindAccountingSoftware.com provides information and links to publishers of all sorts of computerized accounting software, including many specialty categories:
http://www.findaccountingsoftware.com/

 

BUSINESS PLANS

 

Little Business for Geeks (actually it's for everyone who's serious about: starting a business - lots of excellent links - pay special attention to the Business Plan links - that's a very important component of starting any business - PLANNING!!
http://www.littlebusiness.com/defacct.htm

SBA Business Plans Basics - http://www.sba.gov/starting_business/planning/basic.html 

Business Plan Software, Samples, and Strategyhttp://www.businessplans.org/

MoreBusiness.com - demos, downloads - http://www.morebusiness.com/brc/search/search.ttml?query=business+plan&lower=0&upper=25

American Express - Small Business Plan Resources - http://www133.americanexpress.com/osbn/tool/biz_plan/index.asp 

 

CALCULATORS

 

FinAid - The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid - financial aid calculators - http://www.finaid.org/calculators/   (not "business" but very important business!)

Business Planning Experts - breakeven, starting costs, cash flow, credit cards, investment, etc  -  http://www.bplans.com/bc/# 

BankRate.com - small business, investing, managing your money, financing, etc  -  http://www.bankrate.com/gookeyword/rate/calc_home.asp?link=5

FinanceCalc.com -  financing, saving, investing, managing money, etc.  - http://www.financecalc.com/

USA Today -  financing, saving, investing, managing money, etc.  - -   http://www.usatoday.com/money/perfi/calculators/calculator.htm 

Altamira Financial Services Ltd is a financial and investment website with great into & links & useful investment downloads   -  Click Education and Calculators
http://www.altamira.com/

Interest.com Home Finance http://www.interest.com/
  with all sorts of calculators -  http://mortgages.interest.com/content/calculators/index.asp

ANZ - Benchmark your business - many calculators -  http://www.anz.com/australia/business/calculator/businessbenchmark/home.asp 

 

GOVERNMENT (and Govt Related) SITES

 

General Accounting Office - one purpose is to make funding decisions related to Federal Gov't with actual audits and cases to determine what's legal and what's not. - http://www.gao.gov

Small Business and Self-Employed One-Stop Resource - Starting a Business, Employer ID, Tax Aspects of hiring employees, independent contractors, scams, and more at  
http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/index.html

Small Business Administration - http://www.sba.gov/ 
SBA Online Women's Business Center: Bookkeeping and Accounting - http://www.onlinewbc.gov/docs/finance/bkpg_acct.html -- a text-based online accounting course training course on bookkeeping and accounting for a small business, covering such topics as keeping good records, financial statements, cash vs. accrual accounting, balance sheet accounts, basic types of business records, basics of budgeting, estimating profits and much more

Minimum Wage Laws by State - http://www.dol.gov/esa/minwage/america.htm 

Internal Revenue Service - http://www.irs.gov/

Internal Revenue Bulletins  - All kinds of Tax Info, Downloadable IR Bulletins,..  - http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/prod/bus_info/bullet.html

Employee or Contractor? "The Definition Is Changing-- Again!"
http://www.unclefed.com/AuthorsRow/GretaHicks/employeecon.html

TechProse summary of employee/contractor issue:
http://www.techprose.com/webforms/1099_criteria.htm

IRS on Small Business - - http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/index.htm

Securities and Exchange Commission - http://www.sec.gov/

Tax and Accounting Directory with many links on it - http://www.taxsites.com/

Directory of tax and accounting sites for information - http://www.taxsites.com

Payroll Tax info site that contains addresses, phone numbers, form numbers, and filing dates for federal and state taxing authorities.   - http://www.payroll-taxes.com/

GENERAL BUSINESS/ACCOUNTING INFO SITES

ALLBUSINESS.com  -- critical tools, services and information to help you start, manage and grow your business  - http://www.allbusiness.com/

Venture Line Corp -- offers info and services and links for accounting for businesses
http://www.ventureline.com/

Big Eye - list of Financial Megasites and Directories -- 
http://www.bigeye.com/finmega.htm

Fortune 500 Magazine - Includes Fortune 500 Small Business Magazine Archives Boards & Chat, plus Free Trial Issues Subscriptions, and free articles - http://www.fortune.com/  

InternetNews.com --- current business news - http://www.internetnews.com/bus-news/ 

Toolkit Site explains why we do things and ways to do them is with several links that go through state and federal taxes as well as payroll.
http://www.toolkit.cch.com

CPA2Biz.com  -- News, information, products and value-added services for CPAs and the organizations they serve -    http://www.cpa2biz.com/

Dun & Bradstreet - The Dun & Bradstreet Web site allows you to run a report on a certain company or register and update your own company with D&B. You can obtain business and financial information on vendors and customers as well as finding information on a registered company. - http://www.dnb.com

Public Register's Annual Report Service - The Public Register's Annual Report Service Web site allows the user to obtain free annual reports for public corporations in order to obtain information about a company's financial performance. - http://www.prars.com/

SmartPros LTD   - various categories - http://www.pro2net.com/accountinghome.xml

WebCPA - http://www.webcpa.com/ - publications and latest news relating to accounting.

FASB (Financial Accounting Standards Board) - Summary and status of all FASB statements, exposure drafts, documents...  http://www.fasb.org

 

Edgar online  - Corporation filings with SEC...  - http://www.edgar-online.com/

 

Recent Tax Development  - Proposed regulations, court rulings...  - http://www.halcyon.com/lesourd/recent.html

 

Rutgers Accounting Web  -  Lots of accounting info and links...  - http://www.rutgers.edu/accounting/

 

Environmental Accounting and Auditing Issues - Dr. L. Murphy Smith, Professor:
            
http://accounting.rutgers.edu/raw/internet/internet1.htm 

 

Kaplan's AuditNet Resource List Online  - An exhaustive list of resource for auditors and accountants  - http://www.auditnet.org/karl.htm

 

Accounting for Non-Accountants' BLOG - good info - here's a page on finding and correcting accounting errors http://reallifeaccounting.com/blog/archive/2005/01/04/205.aspx 

 

FixedAssetInfo.com - up-to-date happenings related to Fixed Assets accounting. Even includes a Depreciation Calculator:
http://www.fixedassetinfo.com/

 

Accounting / Finance / Business Careers

 

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants -  The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Web site provides a multitude of information from continuing education for accountants and updated news of the industry to providing services to students interested in becoming accountants.
 - http://www.aicpa.org  

AAA (American Accounting Association)   - Very useful info including summary and status of all FASB statements, exposure drafts, documents...  -  http://www.rutgers.edu/accounting/raw/aaa/aaa.htm

Accounting: A Career Without Limits - http://www.aicpa.org/nolimits/index.htm  -- A complete overview of the accounting profession from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants designed for those who are considering it as a career, covering how to become an accountant and/or CPA, the wide array of job types and how to get a job, top accounting technologies and much more  

CPAnet - The CPAnet Web site provides numerous links that allow you to gain access to online forums and online publications, the Web sites of the big accounting firms, state accounting societies' Web sites, as well as other useful information and resources. -http://www.cpanet.com 

California Board of Accountancy -   http://www.dca.ca.gov/cba/index.html

Practitioners Publishing Company http://ppc.thomson.com/sitecomposer2/    for accounting professionals.   Subscribers receive many services, training, support, etc.  Check out the Online Demos and also the Most Popular Products links. 

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners - The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Web site offers the latest news about fraud, a free newsletter, and links to seminars and events to help educate businesses about how to combat fraud. 
 - http://www.cfenet.com 

American Management Organization - The American Management Organization Web site offers information about seminars, courses, on-line classes, and resources regarding career development, career guidance, and career skills. - http://www.amanet.org

IMA (Institute of Management Accountants) - IMA publications, membership info...  -
 http://www.rutgers.edu/Accounting/raw/ima/ima.htm

Accounting, Finance and Banking Career Center Network (one of many such sites, but a very good one) - http://careerbank.com/

ANet (Part of International Accounting Network) - Info on various accounting related mailing lists - http://www.csu.edu.au/anet 

 

ECommerce

 

Excellent ECommerce site for easy-to-understand information -  scroll down past the commercial sites' links  --     http://www.mywiseowl.com/articles/ECommerce 

Federal Trade Commission for the Consumer - ECommerce -
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/menu-internet.htm

The ECommerce Guidebook - http://www.online-commerce.com/

InternetWorld.com has extensive articles about ECommerce -
http://www.internetworld.com/ 

Webopedia - Top 20 ECommerce terms - http://e-comm.webopedia.com/ 

Line56.com - B2B ECommerce news - http://www.line56.com/

Other current, relevant ECommerce online publications:
        
 -  http://zones.advisor.com/adv/e-CommerceAdvisor
          -  http://www.ecommerce-guide.com/ 
          -  http://www.ecommercetimes.com/ 
          -  http://www.internetnews.com/ec-news/

 E-Commerce Tutorial -
http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/e-business/tutorials/tutorial3.html  

 How E-Commerce Works – from HowStuffWorks.com -
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/ecommerce.htm 

 Web Store Features -
http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/shoppingcarts/a/features1.htm  

Can prospective customers “Froogle” your website? -
http://onlinebusiness.about.com/b/a/2004_10_02.htm   

Solutions from VeriSign to make Internet and telecommunications networks more intelligent, reliable, and secure –
http://www.verisign.com/verisign-business-solutions/index.html   

The Different Ecommerce Habits Of Men And Women  -
http://www.stargeek.com/item/23058.html  

Women Business Owners and Ecommerce -  “ . . . what is the best way for women to capture the potential of this huge market? Probably one of the best ways is to leverage the power of the net to enter into an online marketplace . . “ 
http://www.advancingwomen.com/web/women_business_owners.html  

Online Minority Business Owners Organization website with lots of useful info – especially points out the power of putting business online – 
http://www.mbnet.com   

FREE BUSINESS-RELATED TUTORIALS & COURSES
                see others at  http://www.wannalearn.com/Business_and_Careers/Accounting/

Accounting Tutorial - http://www.access.wvu.edu/class/acctutor/accthome.htm  -  an introductory text-based tutorial on the basics of bookkeeping and accounting, complete with integrated self-examination questions, and covering the accounting cycle, adjusting entries, bad debts, debits and credits, end of period adjusting entries, financial statements, general journal entries, asset account names, liability account names, owner's equity account names, petty cash, reconciling a bank statement, understanding debits and credits and more

Accounting Concepts Tutorial - http://www.fso.arizona.edu/fso/training/tutorials/accounting/  -  brief, text-based tutorials with quizzes on key accounting concepts, including the accounting equation, debits and credits and more  

Bean Counter Accounting - http://www.dwmbeancounter.com/tutorial/Tutorial.html  -  sequential online bookkeeping lessons, covering bookkeeping language and terminology and definitions, bookkeeping systems, debits and credits, double entry bookkeeping, financial statements, how business transactions are properly analyzed, recorded and summarized, property & property rights, the accounting equation, the cash and accrual basis of accounting, the general ledger and journals, types of business activities, types of business organizations and more  

Intro to Accounting - Simple - http://www.simplestudies.com/Lessons.htm  -  a complete online accounting course for beginners with sample problems and their solutions, covering what accounting is and its role, accrual accounting, costs vs. expenses, credit purchases, debit and credit, deferrals, depreciation methods, double-entry accounting system, financial statements preparation, general journal records, historical cost of assets, intangible assets and amortization, inventory cost flows methods (FIFO, LIFO, etc.), perpetual and periodic inventory methods, product vs. selling and administrative costs, revenue and expenses, service vs. merchandising companies, single- and multistep income statements, tangible vs. intangible assets, the elements of financial reporting and more

Payroll Basics - http://www.payroll.com/resources/ -  Payroll 101 is a text-based tutorial designed to help familiarize visitors with the basic concepts of payroll management and introduce options to facilitate the process, with an emphasis on using Intuit / QuickBooks products    Also includes Tax Info, FAQs Troubleshooting for common payroll problems, and New Hire Setup

Accounting and Excel Tutorial - accounting uses for Excel. Build an A/R system. Learn about forecasting techniques, comparative ratio analysis, ROI analysis, and more. Also, fee for service online Excel project assistance.  http://www.lacher.com/toc.htm

FREE Accounting resources that may help as refreshers, or be an online reference if you don't have your accounting manual or installed Accounting Primer handy  - http://www.docnmail.com/learnmore/accounting/financials.htm

Interactive Accounting, Business, Computer terminology and concepts exercises -
http://avconline.avc.edu/kmoore/courses/InteractiveBusCompSkills.htm

E-Commerce Tutorial - http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/e-business/tutorials/tutorial3.html

Tutor2U.net - free tutorials - this one is on Fixed Assets & Depreciation:
http://www.tutor2u.net/business/accounts/assets_fixedassets_intro.asp 

 STOCK MARKET INFO & TUTORIAL SITES

COMPUTER SITES - General Info

AVC Online Learning (OLL) Resource Center for novice, intermediate and power users
http://avconline.avc.edu/avcoll/

Welcome to Triumph of the Nerds! - http://www.pbs.org/nerds/

Intro to Computers - A Beginners Guide -  http://www.grassrootsdesign.com/intro/index.php 

PC Magazine  -  how to articles, new technologies, comparisons of software and hardware
http://www.pcmag.com

PC World Magazine  - how to articles, new technologies, comparisons of software and hardware
http://www.pcworld.com

How Stuff Works - about ...anything!  Recently getting more commercial, but that's how these resources can remain free for our use ...... - http://www.howstuffworks.com

PC Guide - you need to register - free - but the info is terrific! - http://www.pcguide.com

ZDNet: Hardware reviews - http://reviews-zdnet.com.com/ 

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SOFTWARE-RELATED SITES

HowStuffWorks - Software Channel -
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/software-channel.htm

NEW ! REVISED site info:     Solve IT! for Office -
http://www.mysolveit.com/ 
       no longer free but you can view a demo and use a trial version
       http://www.mysolveit.com/guides.htm 

REVISED site info:     ZDNet: Software reviews -  http://review.zdnet.com/  

Microsoft.com - Windows XP home page -  http://www.microsoft.com/windows/default.mspx

Microsoft.com - Office 2003 home page - http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx

MS Office 2003 - Help / Support Center - http://support.microsoft.com/ph/2488

Woody's Watch website is a very useful FREE service of e-zines (electronic magazines) for beginners and pros with terrific info about Microsoft Windows OS and Office apps., providing "Advice, tips and news from author, guru, curmudgeon, and Microsoft software victim, Woody Leonhard, and friends" -- http://woodyswatch.com/

Netscape.com - http://www.netscape.com

Adobe.com - http://www.adobe.com

Macromedia.com - http://www.macromedia.com

HARDWARE & ERGONOMIC SITES

Everything about Computers - Free Help - How To's - General Info - http://www.computerhope.com/

HowStuffWorks - Hardware Channel  - http://computer.howstuffworks.com/hardware-channel.htm

How RAM Works - http://computer.howstuffworks.com/ram7.htm 

Your Basic Hardware Page -  How To's - http://www.basichardware.com/how_tos.html 

What is Hardware - select from Hardware Device Listing
http://www.computerhope.com/ahardwre.htm 

Beginning Computer Hardware Guide - old (2000) but generally useful info  -- http://www.comptechdoc.org/hardware/pc/begin/index.html 

Take Good Care of Your Computer Software, Data, & Hardware:

IMPORTANT COMPUTER CARE INFORMATION course page

also,  http://www.computerhope.com/cleaning.htm  

Ergonomics - important for comfort and health - much more than just Carpal Tunnel Syndrome -  http://www.ergonomics.com/

OSHA Ergonomics Employee Health - www.osha.gov/SLTC/ergonomics/

Office Ergonomics Training - http://www.office-ergo.com/ 

Ergonomics at Work - http://www.combo.com/ergo/atwork.htm

Ergonomics.org - http://ergonomics.org/

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health -  http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/ergonomics/ 

The Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Information Home Page- Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders - http://www.carpal-tunnel.com/

ErgoWeb.com   -  www.ergoweb.com/

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NETWORKING & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Networking:   Excellent site for easy-to-understand information -  scroll down past the commercial sites' links  --    http://www.mywiseowl.com/articles/Network 

Networking:  How Ethernet Works - http://computer.howstuffworks.com/ethernet.htm

Networking:  Wireless Networking - Several very useful articles/sites -
http://compnetworking.about.com/ 

Networking:  How Home Networking Works
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/home-network.htm

Networking:  How hard is it to set up a network between two computers in my home?
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/question353.htm 

Home Network Security - http://www.cert.org/tech_tips/home_networks.html

Telecommunications:  Excellent site for easy-to-understand information -  scroll down past the commercial sites' links  --   http://www.mywiseowl.com/articles/Telecommunication

Networking/Telecommunications:  How Ubiquitous Networking Will Work
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/ubiquitous-network.htm 

Telecommunications:  How Internet Infrastructure Works
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/internet-infrastructure.htm 

Telecommunications:  How Carnivore Worked  (FBI)
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/carnivore.htm

Telecommunications:  Why was 911 chosen as the emergency phone number?
http://people.howstuffworks.com/question664.htm 

Telecommunications:  International Telecommunication Union
http://www.itu.int/home/ 

Telecommunications:  How Location Tracking Will Work
http://people.howstuffworks.com/location-tracking4.htm

Telecommunications / Telephony:  How VoIP Works
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/ip-telephony.htm 

FREE GENERAL COMPUTER & SOFTWARE & How-To TUTORIALS

Microsoft TRAINING home page: 
http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/training/default.aspx 

NEW !  Microsoft AUDIO courses  about  all things Microsoft!
http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/training/CR061958171033.aspx 

PC Computer Notes & Hardware Tutorials  -  Start with "My Computer" Tutorials 
http://www.pccomputernotes.com/

Computer Training Tutorials - Tutorials about everything related to computer hardware - some with interactive learning activities - http://www.ckls.org/~crippel/computerlab/tutorials/ 

REVISED site info:   Tech Tutorials: Free tutorials about computer technologies - http://www.techtutorials.net/   

Intro to MS Windows Tutorial - ver 2000 but much of it applicable to later versions - http://www.todayskills.com/introwindows/ 

Intro to Computers - A Beginners Guide -  http://www.grassrootsdesign.com/intro/index.php 

Microsoft in Education - Educator's Guide  -- Resources, including in-depth step-by-step tutorial guides for students, teachers, and staff on basics of MS Office, Excel & others
http://www.microsoft.com/education/?ID=Tutorials

LearnThat.com - http://www.learnthat.com/courses/computer/ - provides very good  FREE tutorials/courses for MS Windows, Office, and lots of other software. 

Education Online for Computers -  http://www.educationonlineforcomputers.com/ -   this site offers "Free Access To Over 500 Standard Courses  and Free Newsletter Subscription - as our thank you, we give you access to a ton of free templates and forms to use with your Office software!".  Here's a page of links to various services that provide free online tutorials/courses.
                http://www.educationonlineforcomputers.com/links/ 

Useful Tips - Computer / Windows / Excel / Word by Karen Ellis  -  http://mywebpages.comcast.net/kellis1/computer_tips.htm 

EZResearch.com has specific lessons/tutorials for various Word tasks, such as text alignment, special effects, inserting a symbol, etc.
      http://www.ezresearch.com  click Computers link, Search "tutorial office" key words

Karyn's Toolkit - provides free MS Office tutorials, focusing on specific skills, such as Word shortcuts, using Clipart, using Autocorrect, etc.   http://tutorials.esmartweb.com/ 

NEW !!   LearningElectric.com -   Word and other MS Office and miscellaneous tutorials
   http://www.learningelectric.com/word.htm 

Internet4Classrooms.com - basics and a "Beyond the Basics" section
   http://www.internet4classrooms.com/on-line_word.htm

Interactive Keyboard Graphic - What do those keys do?
http://www.ckls.org/~crippel/computerlab/tutorials/keyboard/page1.html 

Learn2Type - Typing Test & FREE Typing lessons   -  http://www.learn2type.com/ 

The Personal Computer and Its Construction - select SITE  MAP link for listing of tutorials -
 http://www.karbosguide.com/
 

With a bit of knowledge, you can do even more with computer systems:

Build your own computer -- -- http://www.hardwarecentral.com/hardwarecentral/tutorials/109/1/  

Building the Perfect PC -- -- http://www.hardwarecentral.com/hardwarecentral/tutorials/97/1/  

Installing a battery -- -- http://www.hardwarecentral.com/hardwarecentral/tutorials/14/1/ 

PC Show and Tell - Online Software How-To Tutorials - register for 24-hr free trial - 1 user ($30) -
http://www.pcshowandtell.com/index.asp

COMPUTER - ETHICS

REVISED site info:   NETIQUETTE - Ten Commandments -  
http://www2.ce.ryerson.ca/webct/netiquette.htm  

Centre for Applied Ethics - Global issues - http://www.ethicsweb.ca/resources/

Centre for Applied Ethics - Business & Computer & Information Ethics -  http://www.ethicsweb.ca/resources/computer/

The Brookings Institution - Computer Ethics Institute
http://www.brook.edu/its/cei/CEI_HP.HTM

Centre for Applied Ethics - Business & Computer & Information Ethics
http://www.ethicsweb.ca/resources/
- no userid/password needed - you may need to copy/paste the URL into the browser's address box to open the website resources page.

Ethics in Computing  - Risks, Social Justice, Privacy, Commerce, etc - provides useful lessons and resources about Basics of Ethics in Computing, Risks, Computer Abuse, Social Justice, Intellectual Property Rights, Speech Issues, Commerce, Privacy, etc.
 http://ethics.csc.ncsu.edu/ 

Think Quest - Computer Ethics - http://library.thinkquest.org/26658/

Computer Ethics Institute:  The Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics
http://www.cpsr.org/issues/ethics/cei

Computer Ethics Institute:  Intellectual Property Rights - http://www.cpsr.org/issues/ip/

Ethics on the World Wide Web site provides links to resources dealing with these issues:
      http://commfaculty.fullerton.edu/lester/ethics/ethics_list.html  - CSU Fullerton -

 Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility http://www.ccsr.cse.dmu.ac.uk/  
Its mission is to undertake research and provide teaching, consultancy and advice to individuals, communities, organisations and governments at local, national and international levels on the actual and potential impacts of computing and related technologies on society and its citizens.
Its mission is to undertake research and provide teaching, consultancy and advice to individuals, communities, organisations and governments at local, national and international levels on the actual and potential impacts of computing and related technologies on society and its citizens.

 Privacy: Can your PC be subpoenaed?  By Michael McCarthy The Wall Street Journal Online May 23, 2000
http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9595_22-502433.html?legacy=zdnn 

 An On-line Interactive Course in Internet Ethics
http://www.ess.pdx.edu/ets/etsub/Resources/Ethics_course.htm

 Computer Ethics, Laws, Privacy Issues -  © Virginia Montecino
http://mason.gmu.edu/~montecin/eprivacy.htm

Computer Ethics: Responsibility Regained -  by Donald Gotterbarn - 1992 but relevant
http://www-cs.etsu.edu/gotterbarn/artpp1.htm

CA221 - ENCORE CD - provided with Computers Understanding Technology - Second Edition -
View and hear the Tech Demo videos for Chapter 14 - Computer Ethics

  • 14-1 Ethical Choices

  • 14-2 Personal Privacy

  • 14-3 Free Speech

  • 14-4 Digital Divide

COMPUTER - SECURITY - PRIVACY

NEW !    StaySafeOnline.org  - National Cyber Security Alliance
http://www.staysafeonline.info/ 

NEW !    Watch the Security Video at  http://www.staysafeonline.info/video/stay_safe.wmv 

NEW !    Top 8 Cyber Security Practices  from  StaySafeOnline.org  - National Cyber Security Alliance   http://www.staysafeonline.info/  (each is a link to detailed info)

Windows XP Security Home Page - use various security software, including firewalls (Windows XP includes a firewall), anti-virus and anti-spyware, AND keep your software updated:
 http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/Default.mspx  

IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Security and Privacy
http://www.ieee-security.org/

Computer Security Institute - http://www.gocsi.com/

Computer Security Information - Center for Information Technology - NIH - (links)
http://www.alw.nih.gov/Security/security.html 

Home Computer Security - http://www.cert.org/homeusers/HomeComputerSecurity/
and the Microsoft Security at Home page  -  http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/default.mspx

ITSecurity.com - free assistance - http://www.itsecurity.com/

CERIAS Hotlist: Computer Security, Law and Privacy, Education, Organizations, Solutions
http://www.cerias.purdue.edu/hotlist/

Yahoo! Directory - Security & Encryption - links
http://dir.yahoo.com/Computers_and_Internet/Security_and_Encryption/

Computer Systems Security & Privacy Advisory Board/CSSPAB Home Page - established by the Computer Systems Security Act of 1987
http://csrc.nist.gov/csspab/

Ethics in Computing  - Privacy & Risks & Abuse
http://ethics.csc.ncsu.edu/privacy/  &  http://ethics.csc.ncsu.edu/risks/  & http://ethics.csc.ncsu.edu/abuse/

Privacy & Civil Liberties - http://www.cpsr.org/issues/privacy/

A Guide to Your Child's Safety on the Internet -
http://www.microsoft.com/info/safeonlinedefault.htm 

Home Network Security - http://www.cert.org/tech_tips/home_networks.html

Desktop Security Resources -

  • http://www.cert.org/advisories/

  • http://www.microsoft.com/technet/default.mspx

  • http://www.viruslist.com/en/viruses/encyclopedia

  • http://SecurityFocus.com

  • http://www.whitehats.com

  • http://grc.com

  • http://www.symantec.com/

  • NEW !    Ten Commandments of PC Security --  by Paul Gil - Unearthed in a garage near Cupertino, California, experts have found special tablets. With decrees on how to deliver us from computer evils and save us from computer viruses and hackers, these Ten Commandments are good news for everyone. 
    Read and follow the commandments.  And honor thy firewall!
    http://pcworld.about.com/news/Oct292003id113175.htm 

    NEW !    CyberAngels - volunteer organization, originally a group of parents whose children had been victimized.  Homefront site is their training courses for parents, children, etc.
    http://www.cyberangels.org/   and  http://www.cyberangels.org/homefront.html 
     

    NEW !    TopTenReviews.com - reviews various software, including:. 

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    EXCEL RESOURCES

    General Excel Resources

    Microsoft Excel Home Page -- info, support, updates, solutions, examples, templates,...See links in section at bottom - Tools to Help You Work Smarter in Excel
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/FX010858001033.aspx

    Microsoft in Education - Educator's Guide
    Resources, including in-depth step-by-step tutorial guides for students, teachers, and staff on basics of MS Office, Excel & others
    http://www.microsoft.com/education/?ID=Tutorials

    MS EXCEL2003 - Help / Support Center - http://support.microsoft.com/ph/2512

    Comprehensive Spreadsheet Resource - Excel - http://www.j-walk.com/ss/
    Comprehensive is an understatement! - San Diego's JWalk & Associates, Inc. provides one of the best sites on the WWW covering all facets of all major spreadsheets.

    Mathtools.net - Learning > Newsletters > Excel directory - The technical computing portal for all your scientific and engineering needs - featuring Microsoft Excel
     http://www.mathtools.net/Excel/

    Learning Microsoft Excel - basics and useful tips - http://www.usd.edu/trio/tut/excel/index.html

    Pearson Software Consulting, LLC - Expert Excel & VBA Consulting -
    This web site is provided as a public service.  It includes terrific Excel, Office, and Visual Basic solutions.  Search for the skill/task you need to learn.
    http://www.cpearson.com/excel.htm 

    Excel Worksheet Basics with Sample worksheets to download -- http://www.internet4classrooms.com/on-line_excel.htm
    http://www.internet4classrooms.com/   for lots more

    Excel & Excel VBA Help.. Free MS Office Support -
    Use the forums to get answers to questions -  http://www.ozgrid.com/forum/

    Advanced Excel Add-Ins  & Tips -  -  http://www.digdb.com/ 

    Ask MrExcel.com - get useful responses - http://www.mrexcel.com/
       and strange Excel Function Clock :-)  http://www.mrexcel.com/excelfunctionclock.html 

    Excel - Free MS Office Support - Basic thru Advanced - register free
    Use the forums to get answers to questions -  http://www.ozgrid.com/forum/

    Free ExcelTips.com Email Newsletter - Sign up at - http://www.exceltips.com/

    Joseph Rubin's Excel Tips .com Free -   http://www.exceltip.com/

    FREE ElementKJournals.com Email TIPS on Excel &/or other apps - Sign up at -
    http://www.elementkjournals.com/tips.asp

    Cal Poly  Excel Resources - an incredibly wide variety of useful and fun stuff!
    http://www.csc.calpoly.edu/~ebrunner/ExcelResources.htm

    Excel - Various Ways To Do Tasks  -  Use Mouse or Menu Bar or ShortCut Menu or Keyboard ShortCut to do all sorts of Excel tasks
    http://avconline.avc.edu/kmoore/courses/Excel_WaysToDoTasks.htm 

    Excel Tutorials

    Basic Excel Tutorials - Free
      - 
    http://www.usd.edu/trio/tut/excel/  - Intro Level - includes functions
      -
     http://tutorials.freeskills.com/index/category/103 
      -  http://www.chemistry.usna.edu/plebechem/excel_tutor/xlstut1.htm 
      - 
    http://www.internet4classrooms.com/on-line_excel.htm
      -  http://www.wcu.edu/ccenter_inf/CatOnline/MSEX/
      -  http://www.fgcu.edu/support/office2000/excel/ -
    - good graphics
      - 
    http://www.uwec.edu/help/excel03.htm  - Excel 2003 Tutorials
      -  http://www.baycongroup.com/el0.htm - Very detailed steps with skills exercises
      - 
    http://www.compusmart.ab.ca/alummis/excel/exceltutorial.html  - step-by-step intro skills with detailed graphics

     Example:  http://www.microsoft.com/education/Excel2002Tutorial.aspx   -- Hands-on Tutorial Packs -- Analyzing Data with Excel 2002 -- Learn How To:

    • Gather real-world data from different sources, including text files, databases, and the Web

    • Use PivotTables® and PivotCharts® to ask questions of complex data

    • Save your analysis as an interactive Web page

    For basic steps to put various kinds of Excel object on the web, click on -- About Putting Excel data on the Web 

    For steps in creating and enhancing Excel worksheets, click on -- Publish interactive data to the Web using Excel and FrontPage

    NEW !    Microsoft.com  - Excel 2003 Tutorial courses
     - http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/training/CR061831141033.aspx 

    Put EXCEL OBJECTS ON THE WEB - basic steps tutorial
    --
    About Putting Excel data on the Web 

    For steps in creating and enhancing Excel worksheets, click on -- Publish interactive data to the Web using Excel and FrontPage

    Businesssoft.about.com -- Free Excel tutorials  -- Functions & Formulas - basic, intermediate, and advanced levels.

    http://businesssoft.about.com/cs/exceltutorials/index.htm?iam=savvy&terms=Excel+-price*+-buy

    Some Excel Keyboard Shortcuts for commands - http://www.tutorialbox.com/tutors/off2000/excel/shortcuts.html

    PC Show and Tell - How-To Tutorials for a wide variety of software - register for 24-hr free trial - 1 user ($30) -  e.g. Excel XP = 1584 objects in this library as of 2/17/2005.
    http://www.pcshowandtell.com/index.asp

    Accounting Tips - Tutorial of accounting tips for Excel. Build an A/R system. Learn about forecasting techniques, comparative ratio analysis, ROI analysis, and more. Also, fee for service online Excel project assistance. - http://www.lacher.com/toc.htm

    Interactive Accounting, Business, Computer terminology and concepts exercises -
    http://avconline.avc.edu/kmoore/courses/InteractiveBusCompSkills.htm

    NEW !   Go to CHARTS section below for chart tutorials
     

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    Functions & Formulas

    Excel Functions  & Formulas
       -
    http://www.meadinkent.co.uk/excel.htm
       - http://it.stlawu.edu/our_support/office/excel_functions.htm & common error messages
       - http://spreadsheets.about.com/od/excelfunctions/

       - http://www.functionx.com/excel/ 
    - http://www.stewartpubliclibrary.ca/Common%20Excel%20Functions%20and%20Formulas.htm

    Excel Function - Calculate the business hours between dates  -  http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.asp?ID=5244

    Using an Excel worksheet - Basics of Using Functions - Internet4Classroom - http://www.internet4classrooms.com/excel_functions.htm

    Excel Functions - used for Sampling Data
    http://legacy.ncsu.edu/classes/bus350002/ppt/350-05/

    Financial Functions in Microsoft Excel - handouts including Excel Basics
    http://www.utexas.edu/its/training/handouts/

    Selected Excel Financial Functions - And more, some rather exotic, Excel functions
    http://www.sytsma.com/cism700/excelfinfcns.html

    Pearson Software Consulting, LLC - Expert Excel & VBA Consulting - Macros & Functions -  http://www.cpearson.com/excel/differen.htm

    Mathtools.net - Excel Functions on Ranges - http://www.mathtools.net/Excel/Functions_on_ranges/

    Excel  - select Formulas & User-Defined Functions - http://www.barasch.com/excel/
    A list of hard to find, hard to write Excel formulas to solve common problems:

    • Formula FAQs

    • Grab the last part of a string into a new formula

    • Extract and count the number of like elements in the middle of a string

    • A customer wanted to show both the formula and results in the same cell. It’s not very smart or useful but it works.

    • Compare 2 columns of numbers and count if a condition exists

    • Longest formula I ever created

    • Functions - basic to esoteric and combinations

    • Using external number templates in a spreadsheet

    • Determine number of working days between 2 days excluding holidays

    • Determine exact date for company holidays into the future

    • Convert a Gregorian date to Julian date

    • Figure how many hours someone worked

    • Build better Array functions

     VLOOKUP - Microsoft tutorial page
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel/HP052093351033.aspx

    VLOOKUP - Step-by-step tutorial - example to determine the letter grade for numeric scores
    http://domin.dom.edu/documents/office2000/vlookup.pdf 
     

    NEW !    MATHEMATICS - ORDER OF OPERATIONS RULES

    About.Com - Mathematics - Tutorial - very straightforward

    http://math.about.com/library/weekly/aa040502a.htm
     

    The Math Forum @ Drexel - What is the correct order of operations?  The purpose for this section is to understand how to build formulas and to avoid incorrect an over use of  parentheses.

    http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.order.operations.html
     

    Order of Operations & Evaluating Expressions -  rules, self-scoring practice, learn it.  OK, so it's from a K-12 math course - if we do not know something well, a good resource is a good resource!

    http://regentsprep.org/Regents/math/math-topic.cfm?TopicCode=orderop 

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    Specialized Tools

    Solver Help  -  http://www.frontsys.com/xlhelp.htm
    Comprehensive Solver information, answers, how tos, tips, such as:

    • Help with specific Solver messages

    • If you aren't getting the solution you expect (12K)

    • If the solution process takes a long time (10K)

    • If you've exceeded problem size limits

    • Known problems in Microsoft Excel Solver

    • Hints on Using Specific Solver Features

    • Understanding the Solver Reports

    • Understanding the Solver Options

    • How the Solver handles constraints (10K)

    • Hints for building readable, manageable models (25K)

    • Controlling the Solver with macros and VBA

    • Optimization Concepts (from the Tutorial)

    • Elements of Solver models

    • Linear and nonlinear functions

    • Discontinuous and non-smooth functions

    • Algorithmic methods used by the Solver

    Excel-VBA Tips and more - http://www.excel-vba.com/

    Free VB code - search "Excel" - http://www.freevbcode.com/

    EXCELTIP.COM on VBA Macros - Custom Functions -
    http://www.exceltip.com/show_tip/Custom_Functions/Worksheet_functions_in_VBA_macros_using_VBA_in_Microsoft_Excel/534.html

    Pearson Software Consulting, LLC - Expert Excel & VBA Consulting -
    This web site is provided as a public service.  It includes terrific Excel, Office, and Visual Basic solutions.  Search for the skill/task you need to learn.
    http://www.cpearson.com/excel.htm 
    e.g. Macros & Functions -
     http://www.cpearson.com/excel/differen.htm

    Excel & Excel VBA Help.. Free MS Office Support -  - register free
    Use the forums to get answers to questions -  http://www.ozgrid.com/forum/

    NEW !     VBA for Microsoft Excel - tutorial 
    http://www.functionx.com/vbaexcel/index.htm

    NEW !     Excel VBA - Variables and Data Types 
    http://www.functionx.com/vbaexcel/Lesson05.htm 

    NEW !     Excel VBA Examples
    http://www.mindspring.com/~tflynn/excelvba.html

    NEW !     Anthony's VBA Page - Excel VBA tutorials, projects, etc. 
    http://www.geocities.com/WallStreet/9245/   

    NEW !     Introduction to VBA Excel - .pdf file tutorial. 
    http://www.math.vu.nl/obp/edu/project-obp/VBA-intro.pdf    

    NEW !     Indigoware - how to add context-sensitive HELP to Excel VBA applications 
    http://indigoware.com/developers/excel_help.htm  

    Macro Viruses
    Solid info from Microsoft about viruses written into Excel macros. As viruses are discovered, Microsoft provides add-in utilities to detect the virus, and has built-in those utilities for subsequent versions and releases.
    http://search.microsoft.com/us/default.asp?IntCat=0&IntCat=1&IntCat=2&IntCat=3&IntCat=4&IntCat=5&IntCat=6&IntCat=7&IntCat 

    Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Forum - Office - Excel
    Home page for Developers who want to create custom solutions using MS Office products.  Search keyword "Excel". - http://msdn.microsoft.com/

    Risk Management - Product information on Financial CAD, a risk management add-in for Excel  (Free Trial available). FinancialCAD for Excel/PLUS for Excel - includes purchasing info. Everything you need to work with financial instruments and derivatives in Microsoft Excel. - http://www.fincad.com/ 

    Excel with Exl-Plan -- fastest, best way to prepare financial projections
    Entire business built on MS Excel technology. Some FREE stuff you can try out.
    http://www.planware.org/exlplan.htm

    PsyFunc Psychrometric Functions for Excel -- Add in for Excel  - download a full-featured free demo - http://www.linric.com/pfdown.htm

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     Linear Regressions with Excel

    Analyse-It - Linear Regression for Microsoft Excel - free trial download
    http://www.analyse-it.com/linear-regression_a.htm

    Multiple Linear Regression - free trial download
    http://www.analyse-it.com/multiple-linear-regression_y.htm

    Linear Regression - downloadable .PDF files
    http://www.mathsci.appstate.edu/~hph/3310/linreg/

    Linear Regressions - Using Excel
    www.uscs.edu/~mulmer/LinRegExcel.html 

    Graphing Linear Regressions in Excel  
    http://www.ncsu.edu/labwrite/res/gt/gt-reg-home.html

    Essential Regression and Experimental Design --
    http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Network/1032/

    Slide Show - Linear Regression with Excel --
    http://gorge.uwaterloo.ca/lfu/courses/cive342/cive342_econ/regression/sld001.htm

    Regression Using Excel's Solver --
     http://archives.math.utk.edu/ICTCM/EP-13/C13/pdf/paper.pdf 

       Excel Charts - What to use & when?  Types & Sub-types

    NEW !   Microsoft.com  - Overview tutorial - How to CREATE A CHART in EXCEL
    http://office.microsoft.com/training/training.aspx?AssetID=RC011055061033 

     NEW !     Univ of Texas - Useful graphics and basic tips for Creating an Excel Chart (old but still good)
    http://www.utexas.edu/its/training/handouts/excelchart/  

     NEW !     About.com - Another useful How To Create Excel Charts with very good graphics and tips
      http://spreadsheets.about.com/od/excelcharts/ss/Chart_wiz_step.htm  

    NEW !   Microsoft tutorial about CHARTs of various types, including combination charts, and charts with secondary axes
    http://office.microsoft.com/training/training.aspx?AssetID=RC011097791033  

    This page includes how to differentiate chart SUB-TYPES
    http://office.microsoft.com/training/training.aspx?AssetID=RC011097791033

    NEW !   CREATE A GANTT CHART in EXCEL
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel/HA010346051033.aspx 

    NEW !      Univ of Vermont -  Limited graphics but precise steps to Create and Manipulate an Excel Chart
     http://library.uvm.edu/dana/guides/labhandouts/excel/excelchartbasics.html 

    NEW !   LabWrite Resources - I like this q - quick tutorial - they use the correct terminology - GRAPHS
    http://labwrite.ncsu.edu/res/gt/graphtut-home.html 

    NEW !   Better Solutions.com  -  Excel Charts HOW TO, from very basic, click F11 to create a quick chart, thru very detailed information, including how to effectively use the Chart Tool Bar
     http://www.bettersolutions.com/excel/EXX823/LT423111411.htm

    GENERAL INFO SITES

    College View -- A great resource for students. It gives great info about, you guessed it, colleges :-)
    http://www.collegeview.com 

    *****  ASSIST.ORG - See if courses you take at AVC or any other CA public college or university are articulated (will transfer easily) to another CA public college or university.
       ASSIST is a computerized student-transfer information system that displays reports of how course credits earned at one California college or university can be applied when transferred to another.
       ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California’s colleges and universities and therefore provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available about student transfer in California.
          http://assist.org/

    OTHER SITES

    Greetings site - is not business related but - all work and no play ....   
    http://www.egreetings.com

    Accounting Jokes - http://www.ahajokes.com/accounting_jokes.html 

    Business Jokes  - http://www.ahajokes.com/business_jokes.html

    Computer Jokes - http://www.ahajokes.com/computer_jokes.html

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    INFO TO UNDERSTAND THE INTERNET / WORLD WIDE WEB

    NEW !   Internet for Beginners - by Paul Gil - sign up for free newsletter
    http://netforbeginners.about.com/  

    including Student's Quick Reference Guide to Internet Research
    http://netforbeginners.about.com/od/searchenginehandbook/a/studentsguide.htm  

     NEW !   LearnTheNet.com  - tutorials about all-things Internet and World Wide Web
    http://www.learnthenet.com/english/index.html 

     NEW !   Library at University at Albany - How to use Internet / WWW tutorials:
    http://www.internettutorials.net/  

     NEW !   HowStuffWorks.com - Computer section - lots of useful tutorials/info
    http://computer.howstuffworks.com/ 

      NEW !   WebTeacher.org - Interactive, illustrated guides
    http://www.webteacher.org/windows.html 

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    SEARCH & WEB INFO SITES

    HOW TO SEARCH

    For those wondering how to go about a search, here are some tips:

    For our topics - business, accounting or bookkeeping, computers, small business startup, management, online e-commerce business, etc., - you would go to one of the search tools listed below and either (1) select a topic such as BUSINESS or eCOMMERCE or COMPUTER, then a subtopic such as ACCOUNTING or SMALL BUSINESS or HARDWARE or SOFTWARE, until you see links to websites that look promising;
    or (2) input key words or phrases, such as ACCOUNTING or COMPUTERS;
    or (3) in AskJeeves input a question, such as HOW DO IT START A SMALL BUSINESS? or HOW DO I UPLOAD A WEB PAGE?

    A list of sources will be provided, some with useful information.

    SINK OR SWIM site -- A good workshop on searching the Internet is at http://www.ouc.bc.ca/libr/connect96/search.htm

    Search About - useful search site - http://www.search.about.com

    SearchEngineWatch.com - all about, well, you know  .... http://searchenginewatch.com/

    NEW !     ISP Comparisons http://www.thelist.com/ 

    BASIC INFO ABOUT SEARCH TOOLS see Search Internet course page

    SEARCH INDEXES / DIRECTORIES - these create their own indexes of popular topics. So, if we're looking for general information about a fairly normal topic, like we are, we can usually get reliable results just by going to the site and selecting a topic, then a sub-topic -some good ones are

    GoTo -- http://www.goto.com
    Lycos -- http://www.lycos.com/
    Open Directory - http://dmoz.org
    Yahoo which calls the AltaVista search engine if there are few or no sites in its directory- http://www.yahoo.com

    META SEARCH ENGINES - send queries simultaneously to multiple Web search tools. When looking for specific or exotic information, using one of the following will generate large-scale searches utilizing several search tools at once:
    Ask Jeeves - : http://www.askjeeves.com/ just ask a question
    Cyber411: - http://cyber411.com/ Searches 16 search tools
    Dogpile: - http://www.dogpile.com/ searches newsgroups, too
    SavvySearch: - http://www.savvysearch.com full-featured
    ProFusion - http://www.profusion.com

    INDIVIDUAL SEARCH ENGINES - Search engines check your key words against a database most often created automatically, by "spiders" or "robots" - with these you are not searching the web "live"

    AltaVista - http://www.altavista.com
    Excite - http://www.excite.com
    Google - http://www.google.com
    HotBot - http://www.hotbot.com
    Infoseek - http://infoseek.go.com

    OTHER BROWSERS instead of MS Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox:

    C|Net Latest in Browsers
    The latest news about browsers from C|Net.

    Cello Web Browser
    A multipurpose Internet browser that allows access to the myriad information resources of the Internet.

    HotJava Web Browsers
    A lightweight, highly customizable solution for OEMs and developers creating Web-enabled devices and applications.

    Lynx Web Browser
    Possibly the most widely used text mode browser on the Internet.

    NCSA Mosaic Web Browser
    The last version of NCSA Mosaic for Windows was version 3.0.  It should be noted that version 3.0 is Windows 95/NT specific.

    Opera Web Browser
    A refreshingly different Internet Client that has a number of features that undoubtedly make it the Number 1 for the serious online computer user.

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    HOW TO SAVE WEB PAGE or EMAIL MESSAGE

    Paperless Copies of Web Pages & Email and Discussion Messages

    Select the Email or BB message you want to save. Be sure to Click once inside the message to be sure the frame it's in is selected. Then from the FILE menu, select SAVE FRAME AS if this command is available, else use SAVE AS, select FILE, choose the location to which you want the document to be saved.

    If you are in EMAIL or Discussion Forums, the default filename will refer to the server and will not identify the message.  So, change the name to something that describes what you're saving. I always include  _em for email and _bb for forums messages to help remember the source.

    Don't type the file extension and don't use periods (dots).

    Then to view the file later, either Option (1) find the file in My Computer or Windows Explorer and double click on it to open your browser and open the file. Yes, you can use your browser OFFLINE - without dialing up your ISP - howabouthat!!

    Option (2) would be to open your browser, or use one that's open and select FILE, OPEN, BROWSE to find the file you want to view and double click on it to view it in the browser.

    Cool, huh!! Let me know if any questions - Kathy Moore

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    This page is ALWAYS under construction.  SHARE if you find any good Excel Project or other resources, by posting the info as a message into the Blackboard Communication area / Discussion Board /  Dialogue Chamber Q&A forum.
    Also, let me know if there are any broken links.  Websites come and go, and get revised all the time.

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    Kathy's Courses Welcome Page

     

    Email: kmoore@avc.edu


    Last Updated 9/3/2007
    By K
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