1-Click Answers

Finding answers to simple questions (“Where is Basle?”) is pretty easy if you are in a browser. For those time when you not, 1-Click Answers is a free tool from that provides short pop-up answers in any computer application, …[Continue]

Google: Shakespeare

In conjunction with its sponsorship of New York’s Shakespeare in the Park summer festival, Google has just released Google: Shakespeare . Use it to search for familiar Shakespeare quotes (“Out, damned spot! Out, I say!”) or to read entire works …[Continue]

Finding Short Answers

When you are looking for a single fact or an answer to a simple problem, here are three sites to search in addition to the usual Google and Yahoo. delivers definitions and explanations on over one million topics. …[Continue]

Online Spell Checks

I often use Google to check the spelling of a single word. If it is a recognized word, a definition link will display in the upper right-hand corner. For spell checking paragraphs or longer documents when you do not have …[Continue]

What makes news newsworthy? Is popularity a factor? is a tech news website were visitors (free registration required) vote on the importance of stories. Stories will a lot of votes, naturally float to the top of the page. Although …[Continue]

Free Educational Audio

Free audiobooks, podcasts and other educational audio content is popping up everywhere. LearnOutLoud has a directory of over 500 free educational audio and video titles. iTunes has a growing collection of free podcasts. And my local public library has a …[Continue]

Google Scholar Library Links

Most school and public libraries pay for a variety of premium databases that can be accessed by patrons. Now you can configure Google Scholar to highlight articles that are available through your particular library by setting your Scholar Preferences. Read …[Continue]