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Mac OS X Leopard: The Missing Manual

Friday, July 18, 2008

By David Pogue

Call Number: QA76.76 .O63 P631 2007

With Leopard, Apple has unleashed the greatest version of Mac OS X yet, and David Pogue is back with another meticulous Missing Manual to cover the operating system with a wealth of detail. The new Mac OS X 10.5, better known as Leopard, is faster than its predecessors, but nothing’s too fast for Pogue and this Missing Manual. It’s just one of reasons this is the most popular computer book of all time. Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition is the authoritative book for Mac users of all technical levels and experience. If you’re new to the Mac, this book gives you a crystal-clear, jargon-free introduction to the Dock, the Mac OS X folder structure, and the Mail application. There are also mini-manuals on iLife applications such as iMovie, iDVD, and iPhoto, and a tutorial for Safari, Mac’s web browser. This Missing Manual book is amusing and fun to read, but Pogue doesn’t take his subject lightly. Which new Leopard features work well and which do not? What should you look for? What should you avoid? Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition offers an objective and straightforward instruction for using: Leopard’s totally revamped Finder Spaces to group your windows and organize your Mac tasks Quick Look to view files before you open them The Time Machine, Leopard’s new backup feature Spotlight to search for and find anything in your Mac Front Row, a new way to enjoy music, photos, and videos Enhanced Parental Controls that come with Leopard Quick tips for setting up and configuring your Mac to make it your own There’s something new on practically every page of this new edition, and David Pogue brings his celebrated wit and expertise to every one of them. Mac’s brought a new cat to town and Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition is a great new way to tame it.


Google Apps: The Missing Manual

Friday, July 18, 2008

By Nancy Conner

Call Number: HF5548.4 .A23 C66 2008

This comprehensive and easy-to-follow resource enables readers to explore Googles new office applications in detail. In clear, jargon-free language, this text explains how to create, save, and share each of Googles Web-based office applications.

Quicken 2008: The Missing Manual

Friday, July 18, 2008

By Bonnie Biafore

Call Number: HG179 .B4756 2008

Financial-software writer and personal finance expert Biafore delivers clear explanations and step-by-step instructions for Quicken features, as well as relevant advice and plenty of real-world examples.

FileMaker Pro 9: The Missing Manual

Friday, July 18, 2008

By Geoff Coffey and Susan Prosser

Call Number: QA76.9 .D3 C62683 2007

FileMaker Pro 9: The Missing Manual is the clear, thorough and accessible guide to the latest version of this popular desktop database program. FileMaker Pro lets you do almost anything with the information you give it. You can print corporate reports, plan your retirement, or run a small country — if you know what you’re doing. This book helps non-technical folks like you get in, get your database built, and get the results you need. Pronto. The new edition gives novices and experienced users the scoop on versions 8.5 and 9. It offers complete coverage of time saving new features such as the Quick Start screen that lets you open or a create a database in a snap, the handy “save to” buttons for making Excel documents or PDFs, the multiple level Undo and Redo commands let you step backwards through your typing tasks, and much more. With FileMaker Pro 9: The Missing Manual, you can: Get your first database running in minutes and perform basic tasks right away. Catalog people, processes and things with streamlined data entry and sorting tools. Learn to use layout tools to organize the appearance of your database. Use your data to generate reports, correspondence and other documents with ease. Create, connect, and manage multiple tables and set up complex relationships that show you just the data you need. Crunch numbers, search text, or pin down dates and times with dozens of built-in formulas. Automate repetitive tasks with FileMaker Pro 9’s easy-to-learn scripting language. Protect your database with passwords and set up privileges to determine what others can do once they gain entry. Outfit your database for the Web and import and export data to other formats. Each chapter in the book contains “living examples” — downloadable tutorials that help you learn how to build a database by actually doing it. You also get plenty of sound, objective advice that lets you know which features are really useful, and which ones you’ll barely touch. To make the most of FileMaker Pro 9, you need the book that should have been in the box.

Scientific American Cutting-Edge Science: 21st-Century Robotics

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Manufactured by Rosen Publishing Group

Call Number: TJ211.15 .A14 2007

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Internet Revolution

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

by Kevin Hillstrom

Call Number: TK5105.875 .I57 H54 2005

An overview, suitable for high school or undergraduate use, of the creation and growth of the Internet and its impact on society. The text is divided into three sections: a utilitarian narrative of the Net’s origins and development; encyclopedia-style biographies of leading figures involved in the Net’s creation and growth; and the text of primary material such as papers, speeches, essays, and other documents that illuminate the Net’s early history and effects on commerce and culture. Sparingly illustrated in b&w, the volume includes reference material such as a chronology of events. (Description by

Microsoft Windows Vista Administration

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

vista.jpgBy Anthony T. Velte, Dennis R. Glendenning, and Toby J. Velte

This in-depth implementation guide teaches network administrators how to effectively deploy and manage Microsoft Windows Vista within an enterprise environment. You will learn how to efficiently and effectively use the all-new features such as Windows Defender, Network Access Protection, Windows Service Hardening, and Active Directory. (Description from

Inside Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Web Services

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

exchange.jpgBy David Sterling

Dive deep into the architecture of Exchange Web Services-and master the intricacies for accessing data with the new, unifying API. Exchange Web Services offers new functionality, replacing old, disparate APIs. Written by members of the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Web Services product teams at Microsoft, this practical guide introduces developers to Exchange Web Services. It includes comprehensive, in-depth coverage of the architecture and key features, including messaging, folders, calendaring, tasks, notifications, searching, availability, and autodiscovery. Developers who are moving applications using previous APIs to Exchange Web Services will learn how to determine the correct Web services constructs-and the implications of those decisions. In addition, developers writing new software will develop a well-grounded understanding of the methods available and how to structure interaction with Exchange Server 2007 for maximum benefit and performance. This book assumes only knowledge of how to write HTTP requests, but it provides proxy examples in Microsoft Visual C#r. (Description from

Microsoft Office Accounting Professional 2007 Step by Step

Friday, January 25, 2008

account.jpgBy Curtis Frye and William E. Pearson III

he smart way to learn Microsoft Office Accounting Professional 2007-one step at a time! Work at your own pace through the easy numbered steps, practice files on CD, helpful hints, and troubleshooting tips to master the fundamentals of communicating your message effectively with the latest version of Office Accounting Professional. Updated from Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006 Step by Step, you’ll discover the latest features in the accounting solution aimed at small business owners. You’ll learn how to manage your business financials, get a complete view of your business, and help your business flourish-no accounting experience required. You’ll even learn how to sell products online and get paid faster. Plus, discover how to integrate your work with other Microsoft Office programs, including Microsoft Office Excel® 2007 and Microsoft Office Word 2007. With STEP BY STEP, you can take just the lessons you need or work from cover to cover. Either way, you drive the instruction, building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! This guide also includes coverage of Office Accounting Express 2007. Includes an easy-search companion CD with hands-on practice files, a complete eBook, and more!Key Book Benefits
• Includes coverage of the fundamentals for managing financials for your small business-no accounting experience required!
• Discover the latest features-fully updated from the book Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006 Step by Step
• Covers both Office Accounting Professional 2007 and Office Accounting Express 2007

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Learn FileMaker Pro 9

Friday, January 25, 2008

file.jpgBy Jonathan Stars

With this new version of the software, FileMaker Pro expands the dramatically new and efficient approach to database management that gives users exceptional flexibility. (Description from