Friday, June 08, 2012

More from Google

As you know I am a fan of many (not all) things Google.  As I mentioned back in 2008, Google Docs is a great tool for collaborating on documents.  You can create and share a document and then all collaborators can comment and make changes.  Google Docs can also be used for storage "in the Cloud" of documents you need to access from different locations and devices.

That is the old news.  New to Google Docs is the "Research" function.  With a document open in Google Docs, highlight a word or phrase then click on Tools menu > Research.  Google will run a search on the words you have highlighted.  This would be particularly useful to use with research papers, memos and briefs.

Hat tip and for more detail, see Prof Hacker .  For another good source for more information see the (unofficial)  Google System blog .

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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