Karen Blakeman on February 27th, 2013

This week I was in Canterbury leading a workshop and discussion on Google and Google Scholar for finding research information. Although the emphasis was on Google we also covered other specialist tools designed to search for scientific and research information. We also had an interesting discussion on h-index, other citation indices and services such as […]

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Karen Blakeman on February 24th, 2013

Embarrassed by some of your first tweets from 2007? Wish you hadn’t got involved in that drunken virtual brawl on Twitter last Christmas? There was a time when you could safely assume that those ramblings would be lost in the mists of Twitter’s archive never to be seen again. A search on Twitter would only […]

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Karen Blakeman on February 23rd, 2013

Two free fact sheets,  Google Search Tips and Top Search Tips, have been updated. They are both available as HTML and PDFs. A new article is available in the subscribers area of Search Strategies. “Free Search Tools for Finding Research Information” is a 42 page PDF covering five things you need to know about Google, advanced […]

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Karen Blakeman on February 6th, 2013

I am running three workshops in April on business information and search. All three have a practical element so that you can try out resources and techniques for yourself. Introduction to Business Research This is being organised by TFPL and will be held in London on Thursday, 18th April. This course provides an introduction to […]

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Karen Blakeman on February 5th, 2013

There are three new articles available in the subscribers area of Search Strategies: Searching for research information: Institutional Repositories HTML article and PDF Mendeley as a search tool for research papers. Available as an HTML article and PDF Scirus. Available as an HTML article and PDF Annual individual subscription rates are £48/year (£40 + £8 VAT). Multi-user and corporate rates are available on request. […]

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Karen Blakeman on February 5th, 2013

In November of last year Google announced that it was going to start showing a knowledge graph for searches on medicines. (Look up medications more quickly and easily on Google, http://insidesearch.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/look-up-medications-more-quickly-and.html). I am now seeing it in my search results but only on Google.com. When I search on ibuprofen Google now gives me some key […]

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Karen Blakeman on February 4th, 2013

Eight months after setting up my Google Scholar author profile and “claiming” my papers I have received my first alert. If you only use Google Scholar (http://scholar.google.com/) to search for papers you may not be aware that if you have published papers you can set up a Google Scholar author profile and add those papers […]

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