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Google Productivity Boost

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Workshop Description
We will create an iGoogle homepage for each participant that brings in favorite blogs, feeds and journal announcements. We will explore a full range of Google services including Google alerts using keywords to notify you of references to your work and that of colleagues, Google Docs, Google Calendar to keep on top of deadlines and project components and Google Scholar. We will explore how Google Scholar interfaces with PennText.

Questions? Email or stop by the Weigle Information Commons.
Learning Objectives
  • Set up an iGoogle homepage and add gadgets
  • Set up Google alerts
  • Collaborate in Google docs
  • Use Google calendar to manage deadlines and tasks
  • Explore Google scholar and access full-text articles using PennText
  • Create a Google group for discussion Training Videos
The Weigle Information Commons and Vitale Digital Media Lab make several accounts available to our users. provides over 50,000 professional training videos across 750 online courses on varied topics. To use our accounts, you must watch the videos in the WIC or the Digital Media Lab.

Please stop by the Vitale Digital Media Lab or the WIC Desk if you'd like to spend time viewing the videos, and just ask the staff person on duty to log you in. View the list of Google training videos.
Date Modified: March 2011