Wednesday, May 04, 2005


You keep hearing about all the wonderful features Google has and all the cool things you can do with it. The problem is remembering how to use it or finding the search box you need to use. Well, somebody has decided to make is easy for us by taking many of Google's best searches and putting them all on one page: xtra-Google. You will find a google search box with icons for Google Scholar, Google Print, Google Local, Froogle, Google Government (formerly Uncle Sam), weather, maps, movie reviews and many more. If you are not sure what an icon stands for just hold your mouse over it and the name will appear.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, May 02, 2005

More Web searching tips

Is your casebook or study aid using a term you don't know? If you have your laptop open, go to either Yahoo or Google and type the word define: followed by the word causing confusion. For example: define: sanguine . Once you try it, I am sanguine you will not be sorry! ;)

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Google Calculator

Did you know that Google is a calculator? Just type a calculation into the search box and hit enter or press the search button. The calculator can solve math problems involving basic arithmetic, as well as fairly complicated math. My favorite is the ability to instantly convert units of measure (ie "150 miles in kilometers" , "1997 in roman numerals", "3 cups in tablespoons"). Complete instructions can be found here.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat


Just a reminder that many past exams are posted on the main page of the law library's website . They are password protected. Ask your favorite reference librarian or anyone at the circulation desk if you dont have the password. Wishing you an easy week!
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat