Category Archives: Tools

Ribbett — Online Photo Editor Ribbet offers visitors the opportunity to edit their photos on the fly online. You can crop, resize, and rotate your images, as well as add captions in a host of different fonts. Also, there are a number of compelling … Continue reading

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Can’t remember the author or title of a book but you’ve just got to find it?  Submit all of the details you can recall about the book to the Booksleuth message board, and have a world-wide community of readers help … Continue reading

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Translation Tools

Foreign languages librarian, Rebecca A. Martin, and  information delivery services librarian, Sarah McHone-Chase, at Northern Illinois University Libraries published a fantastic guide to accurate, free translation resources on the Web in the ACRL’s College & Research Libraries News.

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It’s easy to identify and cite Creative Commons licensed resources with OpenAttribute, a project of Mozilla Drumbeat. Download the free add-on for Firefox and when you are viewing a page with Creative Commons content a CC icon will display in … Continue reading

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Search Less Understand More

Image via CrunchBase “Search less, understand more” is the slogan of Evri, a semantic web company dedicated to replacing the old way of searching the web.  Evri’s CEO Neil Roseman calls it a “data graph of the web” and not … Continue reading

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GFU Libraries subscribe to Books In Print which is a bibliographic tool for finding information on books, audio books, or videos. FictionFinder is a part of this subscription and it provides access to over 2.8 million works of fiction found … Continue reading

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Maggwire could be a good tool to use to keep up with your magazine reading. Read articles, rate what you read, share, discover more of what you like…over 650 titles are available. [youtube]Or3qv7esFcU[/youtube] Related articles by Zemanta Maggwire Offers Hundreds … 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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The Redistricting Game

The Redistricting Game What exactly is redistricting? It is rather important in terms of American politics, and in most states state legislators get to draw the lines that create different political districts. This interactive game from the University of … Continue reading

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Below is a brief video explaining a new online reading tool called Readability.  If you want to get rid of the clutter and just focus on reading then you will appreciate this resource.  To start using Readability go to their … Continue reading

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