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T3: Your Data in Google and Facebook

UW-Madison’s Division of Information Technology (DoIT) has a nice summary of what kinds of information Google and Facebook have collected and stored from your accounts. The following are DoIT’s recommendations for viewing, downloading, and/or changing this data. What Google Knows … Continue reading

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T3: Alternatives to Google URL Shortener

Google will soon stop developing their goo.gl URL shortener service. Although current links will continue to work for the foreseeable future, you will need to change to another shortener service to create shorter URLs. There are two other good options that … Continue reading

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T3: Kumo Cloud Storage Service

Kumo is now available on PCs in all general access labs, including the Library. Kumo is a tool that simplifies access to the cloud storage service Google Drive. With Kumo enabled, your Google Drive will show up as the M: … Continue reading

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T3: CrossMark

Many of the PDFs you download from Library databases have a form of the CrossMark logo on the title page of the article. This logo provides you a way to check if the article has been corrected or retracted (this … Continue reading

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T3: Evernote for College

Evernote, a multimedia note-taking app, can help you organize and capture information in your studies, work, and daily life. You can set up different notebooks for your courses or projects.  You can put almost anything into a notebook. You can … Continue reading

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T3: Mindfulness & Focus

As a new semester starts, many of you are delighting in the short-lived experience of blank calendars, fresh journal pages, and short to-do lists. Although all of these will quickly fill up with assignments and activities, your headspace does not … Continue reading

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T3: Stay Focused!

If you need help remaining on task while doing research projects or other work (and who doesn’t every once in a while?), you can use technology to help. StayFocusd is a Google Chrome extension that limits the amount of time you … Continue reading

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T3: Printing from WINS

Now is the season to apply for scholarships! You may need to print off various documents from WINS–here are some instructions. In addition, you can visit the Registrar’s Office website for further instructions. Unofficial Transcript: Log into WINS Select Self Service Select Student … Continue reading

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T3: Virtual Desktop for Off-Campus Access

If you ever run into problems accessing the Library’s resources from off-campus (or on the wireless network on campus) you may want to try using a virtual machine that you can run from within your own computer. By logging into … Continue reading

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T3: Create Template in Google Docs

In Google Docs you can force others to make a copy of a document, essentially creating a template. Go up to the address bar of a Google Doc and replace the edit portion of the URL with copy. Copy the new … Continue reading

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