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Computer Science & Computer Information Technology: Basics

A guide to resources, online and in print, related to computers, programming, and computer information technology.

General Overviews

See the Tech Toolbox Library Guide for an excellent overview of working with a variety of computer-related technologies. 


When you have found library items in this guide you would like to borrow

--Click Request  Item to get a book that is not available at your campus library

--Type in your ACCeID number and password on the request form

--Select a Pickup Library from the menu, then click Request Item

It usually takes 2-5 business days to have material sent from one campus library to another through campus mail.

Most books and media items are loaned for two weeks.  You may renew your material twice if it has not been requested by another borrower. 

To renew materials online, go to My Account in the menu at the top of the page in the library catalog.

Streaming Media | Films | Documentaries



Productivity Software (PC)

Productivity Software (Mac)

Productivity Software (Free)

Windows 10

File Extensions

Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library is packed with short courses, eBooks, and practice exams. You’ll find Learning Centers devoted to a wide range of subjects and skills.  You may find the Computer Skills Center particularly interestIng. 

Materials in the Computer Skills Center cover the basics of computer use, productivity software (e.g., word processing), graphics and illustration applications, programming, and more.

To begin, set up a free, personal login. You’ll then be able to use  “My Center”  to save  items you want to return to later.  

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