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Cool photo! Can I use it?

While it’s easy to copy and paste images online, viewing content is very different than having the right to reuse that content. Make sure you’re not violating copyright laws if you choose to use them in your work.

Il-Youp Kwak, a graduate student from Korea studying statistics, takes a break and quick nap while studying at the Ebling Library at the Health Sciences Learning Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on August 24, 2010.
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Sleep is the key to success this finals season

It’s tempting to pull an all-nighter when work starts piling up, but don’t chug that coffee just yet! You’ll be more productive — and much happier — if you don’t slack off on sleep. These tips from UHS will help you make the most of your ZZZs during finals.

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Getting started with Clutter (the Office 365 kind)

Have you noticed a new folder cluttering up your list of Outlook email folders? When turned on, this new feature learns your email reading habits and moves less important emails (typically ads and mailing list messages) into a Clutter folder.

More than 2,200 UW-Madison students and alumni aspired to stand out from the crowd, share resumes and talk with recruiters from 183 registered employers participating in the Spring Career and Internship Fair, held at the Kohl Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Jan. 31, 2012. Pictured here, recent graduate Xuesong Wang talks with a representative from Allstate, an insurance company. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Get your job hunt in gear with advice from campus experts

If you’re nearing graduation, chances are your job hunt will be a hot topic over this year’s Thanksgiving turkey. While a job search can seem daunting, it shouldn’t be. Three UW-Madison career specialists share advice on how to navigate the process.

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Free tech classes provide software skills for school and beyond

Looking to spice up your resume before leaving campus? DoIT’s Software Training for Students offers a wide variety of topics that will help you be successful in school and your career. Did we mention that it’s free?

Il-Youp Kwak, a graduate student from Korea studying statistics, takes a break and quick nap while studying at the Ebling Library at the Health Sciences Learning Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on August 24, 2010.
©UW-Madison University Communications 608/262-0067
Photo by: Jeff Miller
Date:  08/10    File#:  NIKON D3 digital frame 5930

Is your all-nighter worth the risk?

Forgoing sleep to cram for an exam not only leaves you feeling sleepy: it can also lead to bad health habits. Find out how recurring all-nighters affect your body and brain — and how you can better finish that term paper on time.

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Need to free up space on your phone? DoIT can help!

The more photos and videos you take, the faster your smartphone fills up. Some iPhone users even get notices to clear space on their phone to upgrade to iOS9. DoIT shares how to tidy up your storage in time for more.

With the patio doors to Aldo's Cafe wide open, graduate student Madeline Schatzberg works on her laptop computer while enjoying a snack outside the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (WID) during spring on June 11, 2013. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Search smart for online health info

In a recent study, 72 percent of Internet users reported searching for health info online. But inaccurate and biased sources abound. It’s best to consult your doctor, but Ebling Library’s Michael Venner shares smart strategies for searching online.

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Watch out! Amazon Student invite is a phishy fake

More than 18,000 students recently received an email inviting them to try Amazon Student, an invitation that DoIT warns is fake. Learn how to protect yourself, your devices and your data. Related: Tips for identifying phishing scams

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Getting the most out of your summer break

Whether you plan to kick out those science prereqs back home or soak up some rays on the Terrace, you can find ways to use the summer to your advantage. Claire Peters of CCAS explains how. Realted: Top tips for enrollment — in any season