January 2007: Searching for Academic Research on the Web
As always, it is full of useful and interesting items. David recommends his own TynCat, a particularly helpful resource, and points to the new searchbox available for it for IE7. One thought for future development: how about a Firefox search plug-in for those of us who stopped using IE7 some time ago? (Actually, I still use it to watch the cricket on Willow TV but only because they've not made it available for Firefox yet). I took five minutes to try to create a Firefox Search Plug-in for TynCat but had no success with it and don't have the patience to try again. But I, for one, would be happy to have a successful search plug-in to add to my browser.
Update (Sunday, 23.55): In comments, Holger Szesnat notes:
I have written two quick and dirty TynCat search hacks for Firefox (author-search and title-words-search). They work for me, so presumably they'll work for others as well.Thanks, Holger. They are working well for me.
Save the following two files (tyncat-author.xml and tyncat-title.xml) to your firefox 'searchplugins' directory:
If you wish, adapt the XML code to a USA location (mine for is UK).