Library News for the Faculty of Communication and Culture

Monday, December 05, 2005

Enhancements to EBSCOhost databases in Jan. 2006

EBSCOhost is introducing several product enhancements in the beginning of 2006 to their databases (Academic Search Premier, Communication and Mass Media Complete, etc.).

* Visual Search delivers a graphically-rich, extremely efficient visual searching alternative, available in addition to EBSCO's popular Basic and Advanced Searching modes.

* EBSCOhost Clustering displays links of search results sorted by subject, in addition to regular Result List article links. The links provide users with instant access to just those articles concerning particular subjects.

* Database Selection from the Basic and Advanced Search Screens is available using a drop-down list of the databases in the profile being searched, eliminating the need to return to the Choose Databases screen to select a different database.

* Database Groupings by Subject can be presented in the database drop-down list to offer users groupings of databases sorted by popular subjects, such as technology, business, medical science, psychology or education.

* Printing, Emailing and Saving in Standard Industry formats allows researchers interested in citing articles using specific industry formats to choose from the following: AMA, APA, Chicago/Turabian: Humanities, Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date, Modern Language Association or Vancouver/ICMJE.

* RSS enabled Alerts allow users to feed results from EBSCOhost Search and Journal Alerts into their news readers and aggregators, as well as their web sites.

* Context-specific Help is instantly available when users click on question mark icons.


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