Category Archives: Tips

Google SSL Search

Google’s SSL Search is available in Beta at https://encrypted.google.com/. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a protocol that helps provide secure Internet communications for services like web browsing, e-mail, instant messaging, and other data transfers. When you search over SSL, your … Continue reading

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Link Search

Find the Web pages that link to a particular site by including “link:” before the websites address. Example:  link: www.georgefox.edu This works in Google, Yahoo! and Bing. It may work in other search engines too.

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Nature Available Online

The library now subscribes to Nature online rather than in print. Nature.com web feeds allow you to sign-up for rss feeds that provide headlines, summaries and links for all the new content from various scholarly journals. If you would rather … Continue reading

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Tip For Using Lit Resource Center

Here’s some helpful information for using Literature Resource Center.  This database includes access to Gale’s Literary Index which is a master index to the major literature products published by Gale. It combines and cross-references over 165,000 author names, including pseudonyms … Continue reading

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Videos On Demand At GFU

Tip: You can find a list of all the Videos on Demand (streaming videos) by going through Foxtrax and doing a keyword search for “vod”. We have almost 400 though so to narrow your search: Go to Foxtrax Select Advanced … Continue reading

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Find Videos at GFU Libraries

Watch this short video to see how easy it is to use the catalog to find videos at GFU libraries. [youtube]whEMBbb3GyY[/youtube]

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About Ordering Dissertations

If you ever need to order a dissertation through InterLibrary Loan (ILL) services here is some helpful information: When the ILL request is made for a dissertation the library first tries to obtain that dissertation on loan from another institution.  … Continue reading

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Cambridge Histories Tip

GFU Libraries subscribe to Cambridge Histories Online. Here’s some helpful information for using the advances search features:  The advanced search page allows you to execute a more detailed search using a combination of search fields: Full text (i.e. full text … Continue reading

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Finding Audiobooks at the Library

Image by Getty Images via Daylife To view a list of all books on tape or CD at the library: Go to Foxtrax and select “Advanced Search” enter an asterisk “*” in the search box limit “Material type” to “SPOKEN … Continue reading

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Search Engine As Calculator

Image via Wikipedia Do you know that you can use many of the search engines like Google, Yahoo! and Live Search as calculators?  Not all of them will work like this but if you are using one besides the three … Continue reading

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