Deeper History for Frequent Firefox Finders

CTRL-F is one of the most useful keyboard shortcuts when trying to find information in a document.  It works in your word processor, spreadsheets, and on Web pages and PDFs.  If you use Mozilla’s Firefox Web browser, you can grab …

Look Up Information in Your Research Flow

I am always on the lookout for easy to use, right-click tools that can be added to a Web browser to speed up research.  A recent addition is Liquid Information, formerly known as Hyperwords, that brings together a bunch of …

Bye, Bye, Browser Bar

The Web browser toolbar was for many years the way that expert researchers improved their Web browser.    It provided nice added features (term jumping, highlighting) and saved search history.    Google had one, Yahoo! had one, in fact nearly everyone who …

Searching Social Media with Topsy

Finding social media messages is a challenge.  This seems to be particularly true when sifting through the information overload that is Twitter, whose own search engine seems perpetually unable to return relevant results.  It was ameliorated by Google and other …