Archive for the ‘tips’ Category

The New York Times Magazine has published their 2009 green issue. Articles include, “Why Isn’t the Brain Green?” and “Natural Happiness.”

The New York Times requires free registration/login. If you’d like an alternative to this and you use FireFox for your browser, consider installing the BugMeNot add-on. BugMeNot allows you to right-click in the login box for the New York Times (or any other free registration/logins) and choose “Login with BugMeNot” automatically inserting logins submitted by other users.

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As a recovering PC user, I can’t live without a right click, which of course Macs don’t have. Or do they?

Actually you can right click on a Mac: just press the control key (ctrl) and click, and you’ll be able to access those handy right-click menus in Zotero and other programs and applications.

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Exalead is a great search alternative to Google. The advanced search gives you easy access to your favorite targeted search techniques (e.g. filetype, site, inurl, intitle).
Exalead advanced search options

Use the “on a given site” option to search for org and edu sites.

There are also nifty narrowing options:

Exalead narrowing search options

And it’s worth taking a look at “More choices,” as it gives you options to exclude along with additional sorting and narrowing choices.

Happy searching! Better yet, happy finding!

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