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Browsing the library

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In this chapter, we'll look at the many ways in which you Click on any of the subjects to see all the courses in that category. Playlists are collections of related courses that can help Let's go back to the Business page again.

Browsing the library

In this chapter, we'll look at the many ways in which you can search for and find the content and courses you're looking for. Let's begin with a brief overview of our navigation system. And in the subsequent movies in this chapter, we'll go into more specific ways to search. At the top of nearly every page on our site, you'll find a Browse the Library menu. Roll your mouse over it to search our entire library by subject. Click on any of the subjects to see all the courses in that category. At the top of each Subject page, you'll see a section highlighting curated playlists in this category. Playlists are collections of related courses that can help you learn the skills you need to accomplish specific tasks.

For example, here in the business section, we currently have playlists for managing people, for keeping your project management certification current, for finding a job, how to improve the search engine optimization of your website, and so on. Clicking Get Started with take you to that playlist, where you can view the courses in that playlist and you can watch any course you like. Let's go back to the Business page again. Below the playlist area, you'll find three tabs. Editor's picks, where you can browse through the courses in this topic area that you might find most useful or interesting.

Most popular courses, where you can scroll through and browse the courses that other members have viewed the most frequently. Now depending which topic is selected, you may see an additional tab here as well. For example, here in Business, I also see a tab for documentaries related to the subject. Underneath this recommendation area, I find the list of the 486 courses related to business. But 486 courses is a lot to browse through, and most likely, you have a specific type of business course in mind that you're looking for. So you can always pare down your results using the filter turns you see here, under the sections of Topics, Skill Level, Software, and Author.

These filters in the order of the number of courses in each section. So for example, you can see that there are 193 courses related to Microsoft, under software. 48 courses related to Excel and so on. With the exception of skill level, each filter list also has a show more menu, where you can view additional filters. So, for example, here under the topics list, I'll select Home and Small Office. And now I'm looking at just 20 courses, which is a much more manageable list of tutorials to browse through, so I can figure out which ones I want to watch. Also notice that the recommendation area now lists the most popular courses in thesubcategory.

And you can continue to add filters to pare down your list, if necessary. Maybe I only want to see the courses that relate to Microsoft under software. And now I only see the eight courses that have to do with Home and Small Office and Microsoft. If the list was still really long, I could continue filtering. Notice that each filter term is listed up here. You can remove filters by clicking the x next to the filter name. Another method for narrowing down the courses you're searching for is by coming back to the Browse the Library menu, and here you'll notice that each one of the subjects contains two subdivisions. So you can narrow down your search by course topics, or by specific software packages.

So, for example, under the subject of Photography, you could look for courses that cover topics like color correction, flash photography or photo restoration. I'll select Portraits. And now I see a list of the, in this case, 41 courses that have to do with portrait photography. But, if you're looking for tutorials on specific software like Photoshop, you can come over to the Photography Software column and find the software there. And in this case there are 295 Photoshop related courses, which again is a lot of courses but as before, you can narrow down the field by clicking the filters over here on the left. Maybe I only want to see the courses that cover Photoshop CC, and I'm only interested in the advanced topics.

And now I'm looking at just eight courses. Now, if the software you're looking for isn't listed under the subject software column, you can roll your mouse over the Software heading of the Browse the Library Menu. And here you'll first see the most popular software titles we have training for. Or you can click a letter to browse for a specific software title. Alternately, you can click the software heading or the view all-link over here to see an alphabetical list of all the software training available. Once you find a course you'd like to watch, just click its title to be taken directly to that course's details page. And here you can read more about the course and actually watch it.

So that's how to browse for courses by subject. In the following movies, we'll look at other ways to locate the information and videos that you need. Let's return to the Lynda.com homepage, which you can always do by clicking the logo in the navigation bar.

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  1. 7m 6s
    1. Welcome
      1m 14s
    2. Choosing the membership plan that meets your needs
      1m 19s
    3. A quick overview of our site
      4m 33s
  2. 19m 20s
    1. Browsing the library
      4m 51s
    2. Finding content with the search feature
      3m 36s
    3. Searching by author
      1m 9s
    4. Finding the latest releases
      33s
    5. Subscribing to the Latest Releases RSS feed
      4m 23s
    6. Using the site map
      47s
    7. Exploring the mobile site
      4m 1s
  3. 18m 24s
    1. Navigating a course details page
      3m 26s
    2. Downloading and using the exercise files
      1m 32s
    3. Searching the video transcripts for a specific word or phrase
      1m 49s
    4. Choosing the right video player for your needs
      2m 18s
    5. Using basic video player controls
      4m 21s
    6. Providing feedback about the content you've watched
      33s
    7. Finding courses to watch next and defining your interests
      1m 50s
    8. Watching courses with AirPlay and the iOS app
      2m 35s
  4. 24m 8s
    1. Creating and managing your playlists
      5m 48s
    2. Sharing your playlists
      4m 5s
    3. Using curated playlists NEW
      2m 39s
    4. Bookmarking videos, chapters, or courses that interest you
      6m 20s
    5. Starting where you last left off with Course History
      1m 31s
    6. Printing and sharing Certificates of Completion
      2m 49s
    7. Keeping yourself logged in
      56s
  5. 4m 8s
    1. Updating your member profile information
      1m 14s
    2. Setting your news and email preferences
      52s
    3. Updating your billing information
      27s
    4. Changing your membership plan
      33s
    5. Canceling your membership plan
      35s
    6. Reactivating a previous membership
      27s
  6. 2m 42s
    1. Searching FAQs
      43s
    2. Contacting client services and tech support
      1m 21s
    3. How to request a course and training topic
      38s
  7. 22s
    1. Goodbye
      22s

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