Google is great for many things, and while librarians seem to spend their lives preaching about its limitations for academic research, there are a number of interesting specialist tools Google have developed on the quiet that offer access to some …

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Have you come across Google Lens yet?  It’s Google’s attempt to identify and offer information about what is in a photograph you take.  Useful if you are trying to identify famous landmarks, brutally effective for cheating with both hands in the pictures round of a pub …

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Update 21.12.16 – The FullText@Portsmouth links have reappeared in Google Scholar today and appear to be working again. Update 15.12.16 – Ebsco are working with Google to re-establish working FullText@Portsmouth links.  Ebsco tentatively predicts that these links will begin working again from …

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Academic research is not one of them.  Librarians often bemoan what Google does badly (like finding all the useful papers for assignments) but here are 21 things Google now does that are really rather useful in everyday life. http://twentytwowords.com/google-tricks-and-shortcuts-that-will-make-your-daily-life-much-easier/?utm_source=socialmob&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=article-or-quiz-name&utm_content=1534

Observant returning students may have noticed that the journals tab has disappeared from the search widget at the top of Library webpages. This is because our Discovery service has been updated to incorporate journals as part of the core service …

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