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Get Your Head Right

You’re probably already done this, but get started with a quick Google search and a search through Wikipedia. Why?  As you probably already know, these sources: …are easy to read without being an expert in the topic. …give you the … Continue reading

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The Best Search Box Ever.

I’ve just made a little Windows 7 Gadget for our library.  It’s a nifty little tool that allows a library search to sit on the user’s desktop, providing immediate access to library resources, even when the library website is not … Continue reading

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Research Guide Recommendations

Note: This is a collaborative project with Doug Shuga, soon-to-be graduate of The University of Texas at Austin School of Information.  You need to hire him. This excellent article by William B. Lund and Chad Hansen at Brigham Young University … Continue reading

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Ebsco Discovery Service / III Request This Widget

Ebsco Discovery Service is pretty sweet, all things considered. They smash together their own databases with our catalog with other databases like JSTOR, ScienceDirect, and others. For a single index with a variety of types of material, it does a … Continue reading

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Course-specific Library Links in Blackboard, Moodle, or any LMS you can name

Screen-scraping is a fantastic tool.  It allows your webpage to react to other elements on the page.  This is particularly useful when you only have editing privileges on specific parts of the page – and this is the case in … Continue reading

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