Of all the software for office work that I’ve used over the course of my educational journey, I’m the least familiar with Excel. It doesn’t come up a whole lot in the humanities, but it is super useful in the a library and information context.
Knowing next to nothing about Excel, I have had to figure out how to up my game quickly, so I can stay on top of my work. I took an Excel workshop on campus to help with a specific assignment, but I’ve really wanted to master the program, so when this site arrived in my inbox as a recommendation I was very excited to check it out.
When you arrive at the site you’ll find that there are two ways to navigate the content. You can either scroll down the page or use the navigation tabs across the top of the page. The categories you’ll find are: Introduction, Basics, Functions, Data Analysis, VBA, and 300 Examples.
While the site looks deceptively empty, with just a little bit of text, if you click the linked words they whisk you away to in-depth explanations. For example the Introduction is roughly a paragraph of information, but if you click the linked words “range” or “formulas and functions” they open up to a page filled with information.
Another thing I’ll mention is that if you click 300 Examples, you get the same page with information, but with the 300 examples offered instead of the paragraph text for each linked item from before.
This is a great way to learn Excel or brush up your Excel skills. Check it out today.