Archive for the 'computer information systems' Category

JavaScript: The Missing Manual

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

javaBy David Sawyer McFarland

Bestselling author McFarland teaches how to use JavaScript in sophisticated ways–even for those with little or no programming experience–with this clear and entertaining book that offers step-by-step tutorials. Call number QA76.73 .J39 M388 2008

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Microsoft Office 2007 Simplified

Friday, October 3, 2008

by Sherry Willard Kinkoph

Call #  HF5548.4 .m525 2007

Synopsis

Are you new to computers? Does new technology make you nervous? Relax! You’re holding in your hands the easiest guide ever to Office 2007 — a book that skips the long-winded explanations and shows you how things work. All you have to do is open the book, follow Chip, your friendly guide — and discover just how easy it is to get up to speed.
“The Simplified series is very accessible to beginners and provides useful information for more experienced users. For visual learners (like myself), the illustrations are a great help. It’s challenging to take a complex subject and express it simply, clearly, concisely, and comprehensively. This book meets the challenge.”

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Understanding Adobe Photoshop

Friday, September 19, 2008

by Richard Harrington

TR267.5 .A36 H37 2006

If you’re exploring a career in digital imaging or design, then you’re likely to encounter Photoshop along the way–you probably already have. But how well do you know it? Digital Image Production Techniques with Adobe Photoshop goes beyond the school newspaper or internship and teaches you the fundamental digital imaging techniques in Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements that you’ll need to succeed both in the classroom and the workforce. While many Photoshop books focus on features, tools, or techniques, this book covers both the basics and delves into specific skills, tricks, and uses in multimedia. With a friendly style and interactive DVD-ROM, Richard Harrington covers digital imaging basics (correcting, editing, sharpening, retouching, and presenting photos) and shows you real-world projects and exercises, including: digital painting; designing a CD/DVD label, magazine cover, and advertisements; creating Web sites/animations; and more!

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MacBoock for Dummies

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

By Mark L. Chambers

Call Number: QA76.8 .M3 C469 2006

Tired of being tethered to your desktop computer? If you’re ready to break free with a laptop,  the new MacBook could be just what you’re looking for. In addition to the freedom to work wherever you happen to be, a MacBook offers you:

• A portable darkroom with iPhoto

• Mobile music, podcasts, and Internet radio

• GarageBand software that lets you make your own music

• The ability to create and share original movies and DVDs

• Safari, a safer and ultra-cool Web browser, and all the other OS X advantages

Whether you already have your new MacBook or are still weighing the pros and cons of various models,  MacBook For Dummies is a valuable resource.  For newcomers to laptop land, it’s packed with basic information about using and caring for Mac laptops. It also walks you through Mac OS X, the revolutionary Macintosh operating system that makes your laptop tick. Then it’s on to all the fun stuff you can do with your MacBook, like making music, editing photos and turning them into a book, creating DVDs on the road, or adding a wireless keyboard.  MacBook For Dummies will help you:

• Set up your MacBook and get acquainted with all the features of the Mac OS X Tiger operating system

• Use the Safari Web browser and Apple’s .Mac Internet subscriber service, connect your MacBook to a printer, and communicate with your cell phone or PDA

• Connect to a wired or wireless network

• Make the most of the iLife applications that come with your MacBook—iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, and GarageBand

• Keep your MacBook and your data safe, troubleshoot any problems, and maintain your system
Popular For Dummies author Mark Chambers has loaded this fun book with tips, ideas, and his famous “Mark’s Maxims”—power user advice that will guide you around the pitfalls and make you a Macxpert in no time.  From latptop basics all the way to upgrading and adding memory, MacBook For Dummies will be your MacBook’s best friend.

Macs for Dummies

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

By Edward C. Baig

Call Number: QA76.8 .M3 P617 2006

Updated to cover the new Intel–based Macs, Mac OS X Tiger, and the latest Mac tools and trends, this bestseller includes:

          • Mac basics,
          • customizing a workspace,
          • getting acquainted with Mac OS X, going online,
          • working with iLife applications,
          • setting up e–mail,
          • connecting an iPod to a Mac,
          • turning a Mac into a fax machine,
          • troubleshooting,
          • security,
          • and more.

USA Today Personal Technology columnist Edward Baig, a longtime technology writer who appears regularly on TV, radio, and at major industry trade shows, has rewritten this edition from scratch ensuring you get the up–to–date information you need.

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Excel Formulas and Functions for Dummies

Friday, July 25, 2008

By Ken Bluttman and Peter G. Aitken

Call Number: HF5548.4 .M523 B659 2005

This desktop reference reviews how to use the insert function dialog box and array formulas, then describes 150 built-in functions for evaluating loans and investments and working with numbers and data in Excel spreadsheets. The functions are arranged into categories, such as descriptive statistics and dates, and accompanied by a real example.

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Take Back Your Life: Using Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 to Get Organized and Stay Organized

Friday, July 25, 2008

By Sally McGhee and John Wittry

Call Number: HD69 .T54 M412 2007

The ideal guide for creating your own personal productivity system by using Office Outlook 2007

Take control of the unrelenting e-mail, conflicting commitments, and endless interruptions—and take back your life! In this popular book updated for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, productivity experts Sally McGhee and John Wittry show you how to reclaim what you thought you’d lost forever—your work-life balance. Now you can benefit from McGhee Productivity Solutions’ highly-regarded corporate education programs, learning simple but powerful techniques for rebalancing your personal and professional commitments using Outlook 2007.

Empower yourself to:
•Clear away distractions, tie up loose ends, and focus on what’s really important to you.
•Take charge of your productivity using techniques designed by McGhee Productivity Solutions and implemented by numerous Fortune 500 companies.
•Balance your home and work priorities by exploiting the enhanced productivity, organizational, and search capabilities in Outlook 2007.
•Go beyond just coping and surviving to taking charge of your time—and transform your life today!
•PLUS—Get a quick reference poster to McGhee Productivity Solutions’ proven methodology for managing workflow.

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Building a PC for Dummies: For Gaming, Multimedia, the Office or the Family, 5th Edition

Thursday, July 24, 2008

by Mark L. Chambers

Call Number: TK9969 .C43 2006

• Shows tech hobbyists how to build the perfect PC, whether they want to create the ultimate gaming machine or combine new and recycled parts to construct an inexpensive computer for a child

• The do-it-yourself craze is sweeping through the tech community, and this guide is now significantly revised and updated to cover the wide array of new hardware and accessories available

• Step-by-step instructions and dozens of photos walk first-time computer builders through the entire process, from building the foundation, and adding a processor and RAM, to installing a video card, configuring a hard drive, hooking up CD and DVD drives, adding a modem, and troubleshooting problems

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Excel 2007 For Dummies

Monday, July 21, 2008

by Greg Harvey

Call Number: HF5548.4 M523 H3678 2007

One look at Excel 2007, with its new Office Button, Quick Access toolbar, and Ribbon, and you realize you’re not in Kansas anymore. Well, have no fear— Excel 2007 for Dummies is here!

If you’ve never worked with a computer spreadsheet, or if you’ve had some experience with earlier versions of Excel but need help transitioning, here you’ll find everything you need to create, edit, format, and print your own worksheets (without sacrificing your sanity!). Excel 2007 for Dummies covers all the fundamental techniques, concentrating on only the easiest, most user-friendly ways to get things done.

You’ll discover how to:

  • Rearrange, delete and insert new information
  • Keep track of and organize data in a single worksheet
  • Transfer data between the sheets of different workbooks
  • Create a chart using the data in a worksheet
  • Add hyperlinks and graphics to worksheets
  • And more!

Plus, in keeping with Excel 2007’s more graphical and colorful look, Excel 2007 for Dummies has taken on some color of its own, with full-color plates in the mid-section of the book illustrating exactly what you’ll see on your screen. Whether you read it from cover to cover or skip to the sections that answer your specific questions, the simple guidance in this book will have you excelling at home or in the office no time. (Description by BarnesandNobles.com)

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Excel 2007

Monday, July 21, 2008

by Nancy Muir

Call Number: HF5548.4 .M523 M85 2007

Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something – and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you’ll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 150 Excel 2007 tasks. Each task-based spread includes easy, visual directions for performing necessary operations, including:
* Using the Ribbon and galleries
* Entering data and resizing columns
* Applying formulas and functions
* Formatting worksheets
* Adding clip art and 3D effects
* Interpreting data with charts
* Helpful sidebars offer practical tips and tricks
* Succinct explanations walk you through step by step
* Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task
* Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules

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