Reading Usable Help
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Gordon R. Meyer
Quick research for tutorial authors
The Tutorial Finder website is intended to be a clearing house for users seeking help with an application--and it seems to serve that function quite nicely--but technical writers will enjoy it for another reason. It's the fastest way to survey styles, technology, and instructional design across the industry.
Go ahead, check out what's available for the products that you write about. You might be surprised at what you find. And while you're there, add your own work to the database so the rest of us can check it out, too.