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The IT Training and Assessment Unit have collated a wide range of training resources, available to both staff and students. These include

  1. Workbooks and exercises (Office 2010, SharePoint and others) developed by Queen's staff
  2. Resources licensed to the University (Velsoft Courseware e.g MS Project, Access, Publisher, Visio, OneNote)
  3. Direction to materials freely available over the Internet (listed below)

Resources 1 and 2 are available from the SharePoint document library, Documents for Visitors (short link: (all staff members and students) have automatic access using their Queen's Online credentials. For more information contact

Important Information about Windows 7 and Office 2010 [2-page PDF].


The Internet Detective (online tutorial to distinguish between the good, the bad and the ugly when web searching).

University College Berkeley Guide to quality on the Internet

The Virtual Training Suite provides free Internet tutorials to help you learn how to get the best from the Web for your education and research:


Matlab - on the Mathworks website, sign up for training materials - On the Queen's Online home page under Research staff and PG research students may access instructions to download Matlab.


R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. It is available in the Student Computing Areas. Some training sites: and the R site:


Arcinfo For training on spatial and mapping analysis see ESRI site ESRI UK site is


C from StrathClyde University

Java getting started

Unix University of Edinburgh
See also Online E-books available via the Library Web site:

Note: You will require Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer to download pdf files. This software can be downloaded from the Adobe website.


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