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

Bing · Digital research and scholarship · Google · ICT proficiency · Internet Explorer

#277 Change your default search on IE from Bing to Google

If you are an Internet Explorer (IE) user and you prefer using Google to Bing, then here is a quick and easy way to change your default search engine on IE11. Watch how to here… Featured image: “search” by Pleuntje is licenced under CC BY-SA 2.0

Apple · Communication / Collaboration · Data literacy · Google · ICT proficiency · Images · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · Microsoft Office · MMU: ISS Themes · OS X · Timesavers · Top tip · Windows

#259 Email: Drag and drop attachments

By request! In the office the other day and someone said they’d recently discovered that you can drag and drop attachments in to most email clients. Yes you can! So here’s a couple of examples using Outlook, Gmail and iCloud Featured image by Pixabay licenced under CC0

Digital collaboration · Google

#246 View your revision history in Google Docs

Google Docs, a part of Google Drive, has a great revision history feature. The revision history show the changes that have been made to your document and make it really easy to roll back to an earlier version (no more cold sweats when you realise you’ve accidently deleted a section of your document!). It’s also… Continue reading #246 View your revision history in Google Docs

Base · Copyright · Core · Curation · Digital research and scholarship · Distance Learning · Searching Skills

#226 MorethanGoogle: Core and Base open-access research search engines

Thank you to JISC for introducing the #1minuteCPDers to these very useful search engines. Core and Base are both search engines that look exclusively at open access research, making them extremely useful. They are quite similar, but do have slightly different functions, which I cover in this brief introduction: Featured Image: “Research” by Leo Hidalgo  licenced… Continue reading #226 MorethanGoogle: Core and Base open-access research search engines

Classroom technology · Digital creation · Google

#198 Google My Maps [3/3]: Share your maps

Have you missed the other two posts in this series? Catch up now. In this video we cover how to share your fancy new map! Remember, you can also share maps that can be editable, so you can build collaborative maps as a group. Featured Image: “1933 Mount Rainier Boy Scout map” by Monty VanderBilt licenced… Continue reading #198 Google My Maps [3/3]: Share your maps