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COMP 1000: Introduction to Computers: Introduction

COMP 1000 introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet an d email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.

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LearningExpress Library is a GALILEO database, and it has several software tutorials. 

Tutorials in the site's Computer Skills Center cover Computer Basics, Internet Basics and popular software tools such ase:

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft SharePoint Designer
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Word
  • Windows and Mac Operating Systems

Go to LearningExpress Library in GALILEO and create an account. Once you create your account in LearningExpress, you will use your login each time you revisit the Computer Skills Center. LearningExpress will save or continue any of the tutorials you have begun.

Source: Films on Demand

“The History of Computers.” Films Media Group, 2006, Accessed 4 Mar. 2019.

The transcript for "The History of Computers" can be found here.


Source: TEDTalks /


The transcript for "The Birth of the Computer" can be found here.

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Smarthinking is a tutoring service available 24/7 for CPTC students. The live on-demand service is free, and tutoring services help with computer software and technology problems. 

Download the Smarthinking fact sheet for more information about the subjects covered. Also, explore our Smarthinking LibGuide


Image logo for Digital Learn is a grant-funded initiative of the Public Library Association. It has tutorials designed to help users improve their computer literacy. Subjects include Navigating a Website, Microsoft Word software, Introduction to Email, Introduction to Facebook, online scams and help with resumes, online job searches and much more.

Image logo for GCF has 125 free tutorials that teach essentials computer skills. Courses include Microsoft Office software, email, Adobe Photoshop, Prezi and much more. The site also has reading and math tutorials.