Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Google Quick Tip #8

Need to answer a trivia question like, "What is the order of the planets?", or "What are the different types of dinosaurs?" Here's a quick way to find some answers.


Quite often, if you type a general topic into Google (ie, the word planets), if you scroll to the very bottom of the results page, you should see additional suggestions of subjects related to the general topic you searched. View a brief video demo.

Now there's your secret to reclaiming your Trivial Pursuit champion status!

Finding Statistics Using the CDC Website

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a website with a wealth of resources. Explore their collection of health statistics at

I suggest that you start by browsing the
Data & Statistics by Topic section, as well as the links in the box titled Top Data & Stats Links.

What's Your Learning Style

Wondering how you best learn and process information?

Take this quick quiz and find out if you're a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learner.

Today's college and grad students were born in the mid-1980's and early 1990's. They are referred to as "millennials" and "digital natives".

Boomers, Gen-Xers, & Millennials: Understanding the New Students
Oblinger, Diana. 2003. Educause, July/Aug, p 37 (8 pages).

Read about how educators can find ways to approach different learning styles in an evolving set of learners.

PubMed Quick Tip #5

Using the Clipboard feature to Email Multiple Citations from PubMed

Here's a way to gather interesting articles that you've found along the way during a PubMed searching session:

  1. Check the box in front of the article(s) listed that you want to "clip"
  2. From the Send to dropdown menu, select Clipboard option
  3. As you find other interesting articles from your searches, select those and also send to the clipboard
  4. When you are ready to email your clipboard items, click on the Clipboard tab
  5. From the Send to dropdown menu, select E-mail
  6. You will be prompted to enter the email address you want these citations to be mailed to for you to review later