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Tips Tuesday

Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on technology, research and practice.

Research

Human Rights Search Engine HuriSearch
Shaunna Mireau

If you are doing research in the area of human rights, you might find HuriSearch a useful addition to your toolbox. HuriSearch offers a fairly sophisticated front end, allowing you to query any of four types of source (NGOs, national human rights institutions, academic institutions, and intergovernmental organizations), search in any of sixteen languages, and use word variations if you wish. …

Practice

How Long Should You Wait to Return a Phone Call?
David Bilinsky

How long should you wait before you return a telephone call? According to Debra J. Schmidt, Loyalty Leader: “Returning phone calls used to be a common courtesy. Now, busy people claim they don’t have the time. I don’t buy that excuse. I’ve found that the most successful, busy people I know are the ones I can rely on to return my call the same day. It’s a matter of setting priorities.” …

Technology

Use Invert Selection for Easier File Selection in Windows Explorer*
Dan Pinnington

The next time you need to select most of the files in an open Explorer window don’t waste your time holding down Ctrl and clicking each file manually. It’s much easier to select the ones you DON’T need, and then let Windows reverse your selection. …

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*Editor’s pick

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