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Online Resources: Cool Tools

Useful specialized tools found online

Cool Tools

Cool Tools are links to interesting and useful online tools that the library professionals come across or are informed about from time to time. We post them on this page to share with the college community.

General

GCF LearnFree.org -- teach yourself basic "technology, literacy, and math skills" 
Sheppard Software -- free educational games for all ages
Instructional Technology Tool Kit -- discover new ways to manage, create and communicate

Computer and Keyboarding Skills

Peter's Online Typing Class -- Learn to type or improve your typing skills at this free site 
New User Tutorial -- For those who are using the computer for the first time 
whatismyip.org -- Find out your IP address here.

Fact Checkers

Politifact.com -- checks statements made by politicians and rates them for truthfulness 
FactCheck.org -- monitors the factual accuracy of what is said in the nation’s political arena

Writing Tools

Grammarly -- "Instantly fix over 250 types of errors" in your writing

Graphics

Create A Graph -- Make pie charts and several other kinds of graphs (without Excel!) using your own data, then print, download or email them 
Cool Text Graphics Generator -- for web pages and anywhere else you need an impressive logo without a lot of design work

Language Tools

Word Web -- (free download) "does much more than a paper dictionary or thesaurus" 
BBC Languages -- free beginner's courses 
Babel Fish -- translation tool 
Online Etymology Dictionary -- find out where words came from

Password Tools

How Secure Is My Password? -- Try it out; this site will tell you 
Make Me a Password  -- When you can't think of a good one yourself

Helpful Information

Chat with a librarian.

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Operated by ChatStaff and LibraryH3lp,
24/7 except federal holidays.

Phone: 828-395-1307

Email: library [at] isothermal [dot] edu

Library Hours

Library Staff

Directions

For most databases you will log in using your Patriot Port login, which for students is the same as your Moodle login.

For the few databases that require a different login that information is posted in Moodle in the Library Resources block under "Database Passwords."

If you are a current student or employee of the College who does not use Moodle, email your FULL NAME and DATE OF BIRTH to:
nclivepassword [at] isothermal [dot] edu

If you have problems during normal library hours call 828-395-1307.

After hours use the Library Chat.

For help on researching a topic, see Tips for Efficient Research

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Microsoft Office

Office Support -- Support page 

URL Shorteners

URL shorteners make a long URL into a short and easy one. 
Bitly 
Tiny URL 

File Converters

File converters change gif's to jpg's and many more options.

Zamzar 
youconvertit 
Nitro PDF to Word

DISCLAIMER: The appearance of a link on this or any other Isothermal Community College Library web page neither constitutes an endorsement or recommendation by the Library.
The presence of a link in any way should not be construed as a suggestion that the site has any relationship with the College. When viewing these pages remember that: