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  • This handout provides a side-by-side comparison of six portable digital voice recorders.
  • This handout shows you how to record and edit a short audio file with Audacity on Windows.
  • This handout covers basic digital audio recording information, including file storage options, hardware and software recommendations.
  • This handout will introduce you to the basic functionality of Final Cut Express, a pared-down and more user-friendly version of Final Cut Pro, the popular video editing program made by Apple.
  • This handout will introduce you to the basic functionality of iMovie, a user-friendly video editing application pre-installed on most Macintosh computers.
  • This handout will introduce you to the basic functionality of Windows Movie Maker, including instructions for creating and editing your video footage. You will also learn to incorporate audio and use effects, transitions and titles.
  • Our thesis formatting tutorial takes you step-by-step through the process of formatting your thesis from our template file. For more information on how to format and edit your manuscript, see our Thesis & Dissertation Formatting General Advice page. Note: The rules and guidelines for thesis and...
  • Some rules of thumb for your thesis-writing process: Read the Graduate School’s Guidelines for Master’s Theses and Doctoral Dissertations (pdf, 536k) and follow their rules. Choose some basic formats, then use them for everything: A common 10 or 12 point font (Times...
  • Zotero is a free, open-source, and easy-to-use citation and bibliography management program that lets you capture reference data from online journals, Web pages, online catalog searches, and many other sources then export bibliographies in many citation formats. It functions primarily as an add-...
  • The UMass Amherst Hoonuit license contract ends July 1, 2018. Due to increased licensing costs, the contract will not be renewed. We encourage UMass Amherst community members to use the online learning service instead, which can be accessed for free with a Boston Public Library eCard. For...
  • Learn about podcasting and how to post files so that your students (or a wider audience) can subscribe to your podcast and get updates automatically.
  • Picasa is a free application from Google that helps you manage digital images and video files on your Mac, Windows, or Linux computer. It lets you tag files with keywords for easy searching, organize your library of files into albums (collections), and share your images and videos online. It even...
  • Follow these basic rules for naming files and folders for your Web site to help prevent broken images, broken links and those dreaded 404 missing page errors! This guide distinguishes between recommended, not recommended and invalid names for Web files and folders.
  • Here we offer tips on how to get the most out of your Google searches. This document (to the right) covers effective search techniques, searching for images, and many hidden extras that can help you find more specific information.
  • This guide walks you through a command-line session on IT's Web hosting server in which you create a passworded directory. Requiring a password can be helpful to instructors who want to limit access to handouts, or who need to comply with Fair Use rules on copyright. In order to use this guide,...
  • Learn how to use PowerPoint to create presentations. These documents cover the basics of building a slideshow, adding images, drawing diagrams, and inserting graphs. They also include information on designing effective presentations that can be useful to both students and faculty.