Technology Guides and Tutorials

Trexler Library staff regularly presents workshops and consults on various technological tools. The guides listed here were developed for some of these workshops.

For more help with these or other tools, please stop by the Information Commons when a student worker is on duty or Ask a Librarian.

  • Adobe Photoshop CS3
    Adobe Photoshop CS3 allows you to create graphics and edit images. It is available on all computers in Trexler Library’s Information Commons.  Photoshop can be used in countless ways for countless kinds of projects. These exercises will introduce you to a few of Photoshop’s basic tools and options.
  • bubbl
    Bubbl.us is a simple and free web application that lets you brainstorm online. Use this handout to help you get started.
  • Creating Alerts in EBSCO Databases
    In the EBSCO databases, you can create alerts from searches or from publications’ table of contents. This handout will provide information on both kinds of alerts.
  • Enhancing Your Courses with Technology
    Explore resources to help you enhance your courses with technology.  Find software, web tools, and related information regarding feedback tools, creative tools, organizational tools, and collaboration/communication tools in this handout.
  • Google Docs
    Google Docs allows you to create and share your work online using free software that operates much like Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  This handout will help you get started.
  • Google Reader
    Google Reader is a free, web-based feed reader. To get started with Google Reader, follow the steps outlined in this handout.
  • MDID: A Database of Images for Campus-Wide Use
    MDID (Madison Digital Image Database) is open source software designed by James Madison University, originally intended for art departments to display images in high resolution, in lieu of traditional slide collections. Several thousand images of fine art and architecture selected jointly by the Art Department, Trexler Library staff, and the History Department have been added to Muhlenberg's MDID. This handout answers frequently asked questions about MDID.
  • PBWiki
    PBWiki is a free, commonly used online wiki application. To get started with PBWiki, follow the steps outlined in this handout.
  • Zotero
    Zotero is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources.  This handout will help you get started.