Digital creation · Digital research and scholarship · Images

#441 PhotoScan app: Bring your old photos back to life

PhotoScan (https://www.google.com/photos/scan/) is an app from Google Photos that lets you scan and save your favourite printed photos using your phone’s camera. It’s simple, fast, effective and free. It could be useful for any research projects that involve collecting and organising old photographs, or just simply to bring back some old family photos back to life.… Continue reading #441 PhotoScan app: Bring your old photos back to life

Audience response system · Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Digital research and scholarship · Microsoft Office

#434 Personalise your Office 365 survey

Following on from our last tutorial on creating surveys using Forms in Office 365, this video explores how to personalise the look and feel of that form. Missed the first video in this series? Check out #435 Create easy surveys in Office 365 Featured image shared under CCO by Pixabay

Curation · Digital research and scholarship · Google Chrome · Searching Skills

#427 Google Scholar “cited by” search to find relevant recent research

Google Scholar has lots of useful tips and tricks to help with your research. In this video we have a look at the “cited by” search option and the “related article” search. The cited by search shows you all the articles Google Scholar can find that have cited your original paper. This is a great… Continue reading #427 Google Scholar “cited by” search to find relevant recent research

Curation · Digital research and scholarship · Google

#419 Keep on top of new research with Google Alerts

One of the really cool things you can do with Google and Google Scholar is to set up alerts. You can do this by using an existing Google search or by setting on up from scratch. Google will then email you with with new journal articles or news reports that match your search, pretty nifty… Continue reading #419 Keep on top of new research with Google Alerts

Curation · Digital research and scholarship · Google · Information, data and media literacy (critical use) · Timesavers · Top tip

#417 Easy citations with Google Scholar

If you have not come across the cite option in Google Scholar yet, then you are in for a treat! This nifty feature takes all the pain away from building your bibliography, and if you are using an external reference library like EndNote (and I highly recommend that you are!), then it makes citations and… Continue reading #417 Easy citations with Google Scholar

Copyright · Data literacy · Digital research and scholarship · Distance Learning · Google Chrome · Information literacy · Searching Skills · Top tip

#386 Unpaywall: Read research papers for free

I discovered Unpaywall in a session on open knowledge in HE. Unpaywall is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to skip the paywall on millions of peer-reviewed journal articles. It’s fast, free and legal. You will need Google Chrome to install the Unpaywall extension in your browser. The extension works by automatically looking for a copy in… Continue reading #386 Unpaywall: Read research papers for free

Digital research and scholarship · ICT proficiency · Word

#362 Cutting sections from Word? Spike them instead!

The spike feature is a little known function in Word, but enables you to keep all your cut items together (on an imaginary spike!) and then to be able to paste them all in one place. This is useful for when you are editing a document and want to do all your cutting at once,… Continue reading #362 Cutting sections from Word? Spike them instead!