Friday, January 30, 2009

New X Search Launched


JCU Library is pleased to announce the availability of the new X Search.

X Search enables you to search many databases simultaneously using the same easy to use interface.

X Search also helps you identify the databases that cover your subject area and search many of them simultaneously.

Improvements include:
  • No limit to the number of databases that can be searched
  • No logging in required
  • Simpler, cleaner, more intuitive interface
  • Better integration with new Find It
  • Ability to create subject specific gadgets to embed in other resources (LearnJCU, web subject guides, iGoogle, etc)
Other functions include:
  • Clustering/subject analysis
  • Filtering by date, journal, database, author
  • Sorting by date, title, author source
  • Marking records and emailing/exporting/saving them
Great Search Tip
When there is no Find It button next to a record it means the full article IS directly available by clicking on the title of the article.
Find It only appears when X Search is unsure whether the full text is available.
Comments and suggestions are welcome either through Infohelp or Talkback.

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