GC Library Offers New Way to Learn Technology: Lynda.com

*Updated December 9, 2015: Unfortunately the Graduate Center’s subscription to Lynda.com has been canceled. Please see this post for details.*

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Want to become a more expert user of WordPress, Excel, or Photoshop? Need to learn SPSS, CSS, or ArcGIS? Can’t make the in-person workshops offered by the Library, the Digital Fellows, and others? Then we have just the training tool for you!

Lynda.com is a portal of over 130,000 video tutorials on topics such as web design, programming, data analysis, instructional design, and media production. For most topics, lynda.com offers not just one training video but a whole series of videos providing hours of detailed instruction.

You can browse the full range of subjects and software covered, but here are a few topics we think might interest the GC community:

Using lynda.com: Access lynda.com on the library’s alphabetical list of databases. The first time you visit the site, you’ll be prompted to create a free lynda.com account, which will allow you to save playlists, view your history, and more.

Off-site access: With NYPL credentials, you can access lynda.com from anywhere, not just from inside the Graduate Center. When you’re off site, you’ll be prompted to log in with your NYPL network username and password. Once you enter your NYPL credentials, you’ll then be prompted to log in to your free lynda.com account.

About the Author

Jill Cirasella is the Associate Librarian for Scholarly Communication at the CUNY Graduate Center.