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
As always, it’s important that we consider copyright when we are sharing resources with our students, and this includes journal articles. If you upload a PDF version of a journal article into your Moodle area or share by email, it is highly likely that you are breaking copyright laws in doing so. Luckily for us… Continue reading #308 Need to share a journal article with your students? Use a stable link!
Did you know that Twitter has an Advanced Search function? It’s really simple to use and can be a really powerful search tool to aide your digital research and scholarship. You can find out more about the different types of search in this Twitter article. In the meantime, here is a 60 second introduction on where… Continue reading #293 Using Twitter’s Advanced Search
I find following a hashtag (#) is a lot easier using Tweetdeck. It also has the added bonus that you can add more than one column to follow more than one hashtag. Additionally, you can interact with a Tweet in the same way as you would in Twitter, so you can Like, Retweet or Reply… Continue reading #249 Follow a hashtag using Tweetdeck #awesome
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
If you are interested in keeping up to date with research on your favourite topics, set up a Google Scholar alert to have all the latest research emailed to your inbox. This is really easy to set up, all you need is a (free) Google account. Don’t want your Google Scholar alerts cluttering up your… Continue reading #148 Google Scholar alerts keep you up to date with latest research
Find it! is a library service that makes it easier for you to access full text electronic resources. If an electronic full text is unavailable, Find it! will provide you with links to other ways of accessing the resource. If you are on a networked computer within your institution, Find It! will automatically appear in… Continue reading #128 Adding Find It! to your Google Scholar Search