Category Archives: Browser Add-ons

Can’t Print Because of Too Many Ads & Navigation Bars? Try CleanPrint

Want a clean printout without all the extra ads, navigation bars, and headers? There is a free tool called CleanPrint that can help.
You install it on your browser and it strips all of the extra stuff and just lets you print the main content of the page. CleanPrint is compatible with IE8+, Firefox 3.5+, Chrome 2+, Safari 4+, and iPad.
To install it on your browser, follow these simple installation instructions.

Share Zotero Citation Lists with Zotz

“Zotero helps you collect and manage citations. Zotz helps you make them public.”
From Zotero:

The Zotero team is making solid progress on a variety of collaborative features. But, if you want to publish and share items today, you might be interested in Zotz. The Zotz plugin allows you to publish Zotero collections through MIT’s Citeline project. If you want to see this feature in action, just watch this screencast.
With just two clicks, you’ll be looking at an Exhibit of whichever Zotero citation collection you choose. After installing Zotz, the gear dropdown menu will include a new entry labeled Export to Citeline… Select a collection (or your entire library), click to the new export, and you’ll see an Exhibit in a new tab.

Here’s a sample bibliography that I created using Zotero and then exported to Citeline using Zotz.zotz.jpg

CiteGenie Now Captures Citations from Westlaw AND LexisNexis

Thanks to Scott Frey who alerted me to some changes with CiteGenie. If you didn’t catch my earlier post about it, CiteGenie is a new extension for the Firefox web browser that, as its website promises, “automagically” creates Bluebook formatted pinpoint citations when copying from Westlaw.
The good news is that CiteGenie now supports LexisNexis as well. And, it also offers improved compatibility with Jureeka. See the change log for these and other upgrades.
It also appears that when you install CiteGenie, you’re only getting a 90 day trial. After that, you have to register. Scott reports that the license fee is currently $14.97 for 3 computers plus $4.99 for each additional computer. I’m not sure where this is listed – I didn’t see it on the site.
I wish that CiteGenie had made this clear right up front. While it’s still an excellent value for the money, the fact that you thought you were getting something for free and then find out you’re not tends to leave a bad taste in your mouth. But still, I highly recommend this resource.

Jureeka! Creates Links to Cases, Statutes, etc. in Ordinary Webpages

Jureeka! is a new Firefox add-on that looks for legal citations in ordinary web pages and turns them into hyperlinks that lead to a free version of the cited source. Pretty nifty. You can download it at the Jureeka! blog, but you’ll need to register first.
It apparently works for statutes, case law, regulations, federal court rules, international law sources, and more. See source coverage spreadsheet for a complete listing.
Jureeka! also has a toolbar which allows you to search for source material by legal citation and to find HTML versions of PDF pages.
Source: ALL-SIS listserv