E-book management. How to Use Google Search More Effectively [INFOGRAPHIC] Among certain circles (my family, some of my coworkers, etc.)
I'm known for my Googling skills. I can find anything, anywhere, in no time flat. My Google-fu is a helpful skill, but not one that's shrouded in too much mystery — I've just mastered some very helpful search tricks and shortcuts and learned to quickly identify the best info in a list of results. Sadly, though web searches have become and integral part of the academic research landscape, the art of the Google search is an increasingly lost one. A recent study at Illinois Wesleyan University found that fewer than 25% of students could perform a "reasonably well-executed search. " That search process also included determining when to rely on Google and when to utilize scholarly databases, but on a fundamental level, it appears that many people just don't understand how to best find the information they seek using Google.
Thanks to the folks at HackCollege, a number of my "secrets" are out. Infographic via HackCollege. Encyclopedia - Britannica Online Encyclopedia. Stay safe online – Good to Know – Google. Sign in to your Google Account and navigate to the “Me on the Web” section.
Click Manage my Web Alerts, and then click the red button to create an alert. Your name will show up in the text field. Click the text field to view more suggested alerts. Click Add to add an alert. Click the pencil icon to make edits and the bin icon to delete. In the “How often” drop-down, choose the frequency of alerts, and in the “Send to” drop-down, choose where to send the alerts. Catalog your books online. JISC Collections - The trusted experts in negotiating, procuring, and licensing digital content for libraries. We are pleased to announce that the renewal agreement for free access to the 19th Century British Library Newspapers through Cengage is now available.
Commencing on the 1 January 2011, the agreement has been extended a further three years until 31 July 2013. Part of the JISC Digitisation Programme, this resource provides access to national, regional and local 19th century British newspapers. It includes 48 titles, totalling approximately 2.2 million pages, which reflect the social and political developments of the time. Higher and further education institutions and research councils that wish to continue to access this resource should visit their online account and follow the subscription instructions. Please contact our helpdesk if you require any further information. JISC Collections - The trusted experts in negotiating, procuring, and licensing digital content for libraries. JISC MediaHub. Little-guide-to-digital-media. How do you get to the top of the league? I’ve had a few enquiries from librarians who want to see their college’s position in the JISC e-books for FE usage rankings improve and would like some tips and advice on how to improve e-book and e-resource use.
Although you shouldn’t get too hung up about your place in the league table, statistics are a useful tool in planning your strategy for promoting e-resources and giving you an indication of its success, or not. E-resource usage statisticsIndividual e-resources are starting to make available more and more detailed statistics - take the time to interpret these.
If individual titles or databases aren’t being used, despite promotion, maybe it’s time to cancel them and consider alternatives?