Academic Tech Tips by ITRS

ITRS, or Instructional Technology & Research Support at Loyola University Chicago, is the team behind Academic Tech Tips.

Our staff specializes in a diverse range of academic technologies, ranging from classroom equipment solutions, research technologies, and learning design.

Visit Academic Tech Tips for updates on Loyola’s instructional and research technologies, upcoming events and upgrades, and other uses of tech in teaching and learning!

Archive for the ‘Search Engines’ Category


Wolfram Alpha: A Different Way to Search

July 29th, 2011

Wolfram Alpha is an online service that distinguishes itself from typical search engines by providing answers to factual queries, rather than answering a question with a listing of Web pages.  Wolfram Alpha functions as an answer engine by retrieving answers from its own internal knowledge base.   To see how Wolfram Alpha works, try entering a […]


View Online Images as a 3D Slideshow

May 27th, 2011

Cooliris is an app for iPhone and iPad users that provides an interactive slideshow view of images and videos you find online.   The Cooliris plugin is currently compatible with:  Flickr, Facebook, Instagram,  and more.  Once you install Cooliris, all you need to do is mouse over  images and videos on many supported sites, then click the […]


Get the Most out of your Google Search

October 9th, 2008

While it’s all too common to “Google it” to find any information imaginable, you may spend more sifting through endless results than you need to. Using Google Advanced Search not only helps you refine your search, you might come across some information that you wouldn’t normally find. Advanced Search You can access Google Advanced Search […]