Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201225): Right-click on an object in a Web page to get a menu of additional choices, called contextual menus. This video focuses on 2 different ways to paste a URL captured using "Copy Link Location".
Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201223): Special characters have special meanings in Google. For example, the asterisk (*) can be used as a placeholder in quotations (which require quotation marks, e.g. " "). Boolean NOT is the minus sign (-). Type a tilde (~) before your term to include synonyms. Include an elipsis (..) for number ranges. Finally, mathematical symbols such as $ and % can be used in queries for Google's calculator/converter.
If you have questions about fee agreements -- how to draft them, what to include in them, and ethical issues associated with them -- then you're in luck!
Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201223): One part of expert witness background research is checking the published journal literature to see which articles (if any) he or she has authored. This video covers author searching in PubMed, Google Scholar, and HighWire.
Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201222): Last week Yahoo introduced Axis: a browser app for the iPad/iPhone and a browser extension for Firefox, Chrome, IE and Safari. Axis lets you sync your research between your desktop and iOS devices. You can also flip through your search results using thumbnails of webpages, similar to Cover Flow in iTunes or the now-defunct search engine Searchme.
Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201221): In part 2 of a 2-part Tip of the Week, we'll take a look at the features that work well in the new Google Drive, as well as the ones that need some further development.
Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201220): In part 1 of a 2-part Tip of the Week, we'll take a look at the new Google Drive, which competes with cloud storage services such as Windows SkyDrive and Dropbox. We'll upload a file and see how it's instantly searchable. We'll also see how Google Drive on the Web syncs with your Google Drive folder on your PC.
Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201219): Both Amazon.com and Google Books let you view up to 20% of copyrighted books online. (You can download the complete text of out-of-copyright works from Google.) Jenkins members can download the full text of more than 250 books by Nolo Press, containing thousands of legal forms, on Business and Corporations, Family Affairs and Divorce, Wills and Estate Planning, and many more topics.
Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201218): There's a searchable archive of PACER documents gathered by the RECAP Firefox browser extension. You won't find every document that you need, but it's a good place to start your legal research. (RECAP was developed at Princeton University.)
Jenkins Tip of the Week (Episode 201217): Last year Google went to a full encrypted connection for Web search to foil online snoops. More and more Websites -- Facebook, Twitter, etc. -- are going that route, using https. Others, such as Yahoo Mail, are not. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has produced a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox, called HTTPS Everywhere, which automatically puts you in encrypted mode for every Website that supports it.