Update: New EBSCO features

EBSCO’s new Visual Search feature is now available. 

Click on the image below to see a larger sample screen shot of Visual Search.

As noted below, a Visual Search help sheet is available (in .doc format) here, and a Visual Search tutorial is available here


Please see Karen’s message below regarding new features from EBSCO.  We will be enabling Visual Search when it becomes available.  A Visual Search help sheet is available (in .doc format) here.

Dear GALILEO users,

EBSCO has announced significant enhancements to the EBSCOhost interface for the Winter Release. Highlights of this release include subject
clustering of results, a  Visual Search mode, and a federated search by
database groupings.  Visual Search in particular represents a major
difference in the user’s experience, and we encourage everyone to take a
look at it. While EBSCO has not published a firm rollout date, most
features can be viewed in their preview system at
http://product-view.epnet.com/webauth/login.asp?user=demo&password=password&profile=ehost

Key features of the Winter EBSCOhost Release include:

  * Visual Search delivers a graphical searching alternative powered by
Grokker.
  * Clustering displays links of search results sorted by subject, in
addition to regular Result List article links.
  * Database Groupings by Subject allows users to search groupings of
databases sorted by  subjects, such as technology, business, medical
science, psychology or education. (Users can still search specific
databases by using the Choose Databases tab.)
  * 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 librarians and 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.

A tutorial of the newest features can be viewed here:
http://support.epnet.com/CustSupport/Tutorials/VisualSearch.html

If you have any questions or need more information, please use GALILEO’s
Contact Us feature or contact OIIT Customer Services at
helpdesk@usg.edu.

GALILEO announcements and status updates are available at:
http://www.usg.edu/galileo/status/.  Information about the GALILEO
mailing list is available at:
http://www.usg.edu/galileo/about/news/list.phtml
Please encourage others at your institution to subscribe.

Regards,
Karen

Karen Minton
Virtual Services Librarian, GALILEO

*Author ID: 198 Author name: Elizabeth*

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