Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201240): LLMC Digital's new interface (as of July 2012) now lets you search the underlying MARC records of its archive of older legal materials. Get tips on Boolean operators, phrases, using the wildcard, how to handle words with punctuation, and more.
Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201239): Google has recently introduced a scientific calculator on the results page -- no app needed. To get it, search for "scientific calculator" or a calculation such as "19/74". (In Google Chrome, you can even trigger it by searching by voice.) Bookmark the scientific calculator to make it even easier to get to.
Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201238): The search box in Firefox is convenient, but your search query remains in the box even after you've moved to other pages. People walking by your desk can see your search queries. If you share your desktop with others via a webinar, they'll see your search terms, too. And the search box is redundant -- you can search via Firefox's Awesome Bar -- so you can remove it by customizing your toolbar.
Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201237): Public.resource.org, a great source for free caselaw and other law- and government-related documents, has no search engine. Browsing the site is not easy and intuitive. You can, however, use Google to search for cases and documents in public.resource.org using Google's site: limit.
Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201236): If you want to open a document in one of your Google Drive subfolders but can't remember which file you want, right-click on the subfolder (or click on the down arrow) and select "Open". Each of the folder's files will display in preview mode.
Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201235): Back in episode 201213 we investigated the provenance of some of the attorney pictures on LegalAdvice.com using Google's "Search by Image" feature. Five months later we're revisiting the site to see if our original verdict still holds true.
Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201234): It's easy in Fastcase to retrieve cases that cite a case you're interested in. Simply perform a citation search for the desired case -- the citing cases will appear on the far right of the results page. If you want to find cases that cite a particular law review article, however, you'll have to use proximity searching, understand when to omit punctuation and single letters, and apply the wildcard when appropriate.
Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201233): We've just launched a new Jenkins member-only database -- Forms, Coursebooks and More from ALI CLE -- which features full text book chapters, periodical articles, and forms from the American Law Institute. This video gives you an overview of how to effectively search and download content from this valuable resource.
Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201232): Wolfram|Alpha, the computational knowledge engine that computes your answer rather than simply giving you 10 blue links, has an excellent blog. Follow them with your RSS reader or via Twitter to see new types of answers that you can generate with Wolfran|Alpha.
Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201231): If you search Google using the Google Chrome browser you can speak your queries by clicking on the microphone icon in the search box. (Obviously your PC will need either an internal or external microphone for this to work.)