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  • One of the questions we often get in our live MCLE seminars regarding the Google Groups database is, "Can I remove old discussion group messages from this database?". The answer is "yes" - as long as you still have access to the e-mail account from which the message was posted. Google Groups' Help pages run through the process to delete those messages. The same Google...


  • Google appears to be testing out a redesign to its Google Scholar interface that integrates the service’s Advanced Search page into a drop-down menu to the right of the search box. Google labels it “our new modern look,” while we label it a major hindrance to those using Google Scholar to conduct case law research. It’s a hindrance for two reasons: it’s hidden (...


  • Google has further extended the social reach of its Google+ social experiment and its social search results. Now you can thank your Google+ connections for recommending pages that turn up in your search results. Share this artice:           Part of the "Google Plus Your World" search results incorporates pages that your connections on...


  • On March 8, 2012, Google announced a change to the way it presented case law citations in its Google Scholar case law database.  "Today, we are changing how we present citations to legal opinions. Now, instead of sorting the citing documents by their prominence, we sort them by the extent of discussion of the cited case. Opinions that discuss the cited case in detail are presented...


  • In an email to users, Google has announced that it is closing Knol service. Existing content posted to Knol will be visible to the public through April 30, 2012. After that, content will no longer be visible to the public, but creators will have until October 1, 2012 to download or export their content. After october 1, Knol content will no longer be available. Share this artice:  ...


  • Google has announced yet another redesign to its homepage. This one includes a drop-down menu to access various Google databases and services, as well as a new "Google bar" that will remain constant across all of Google's services. In its announcement, Google states that the, "new Google bar that will enable you to navigate quickly between our services, as well as share the...


  •       Google has redesigned its Web Search Advanced Search page. The new design undoes a change made in a previous redesign, makes some features more prominent, and removes (another) useful search filter from the page. The first noticeable difference to the Advanced Search page is the addition of a "To do this in the search box" tutorial on the right-hand side of...


  •      Google has changed the way users access the Advanced Search options for its News database. The Advanced Search options are now accessed via a drop-down arrow on the right hand side of the Google News search box. Previously, the Advanced Search page was accessed via an "Advanced news search" link located to the right of the search box. Additionally, the URL...


  •      Google announced today the addition of, "24 x 7 phone support to small, medium, and large Google Apps for Business customers for all issues affecting the core services." Previously, support was handled via a Web-based support portal or online discussion forums. Note, this support is only available to those businesses on the paid $50/user/year plan and not...


  •      In our live Continuing Legal Education seminars, we teach lawyers how to use the lesser known, advanced, and sometimes hidden features of search engines to conduct more effective investigative, background, and legal research on the Internet. We use Google as a stand-in for "EverySearchEngine" (sort of like "Everyman") in these live MCLE seminars for...


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