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IT 104: Introduction to Computing

This guide provides scholarly and other resources for IT research and activities.

Research Help, Fall 2020

UPDATE:   10/14/2020

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Begin Your Research

In IT 104, you  will learn about computer concepts such as hardware, software, networking, computer security, programming, databases as well as emerging technologies. You will also study widely used applications related to word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation, and web development.

As part of your assignments, you will also learn techniques to search for, evaluate, validate, and cite information found online.  

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