Issue No. 19 October 2016
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Enhanced features in LibDiscover!

03 Oct 2016

LibDiscover!, our one-stop search tool for discovering a comprehensive range of library resources, had a revamp earlier this year.

Here are some features in this enhanced LibDiscover! that may be of interest to you:

More relevant results
Searching through a myriad of results can be frustrating. Like searching Google, earlier LibDiscover! versions focused on full-text searching, which sometimes returned less relevant results. The enhanced LibDiscover! now includes subject indexes in the relevancy ranking of search results. With this feature, you should be able to retrieve more precise and accurate results for your search topic.

Faster access to the information
Remember the hassle of clicking through multiple pages to get to the full text?  Now you can simply access it with one-click via direct full text link in the search results.  However, you still have to go through the authentication process and log in before you can view the full text.

Different types of Direct links to full text in LibDiscover!

More sharing and collaboration
It is now easier to share your research findings with the use of permanent links (or permalinks).  Permanent link is available at article level as well as for search results.
Besides using permanent links, you can also create your personal folder to organise and share your findings with other group members. Simply sign up for my EBSCOhost account.

Using permanent links and save search to personal folder

More options for mobile interface
Searching on your mobile device is just as powerful as searching via your desktop.  Functions like adding to personal folder and emailing articles are also available in mobile mode. The mobile- optimised interface also makes it easy to navigate through results on your device.

Different features in LibDiscover! mobile site

If you have yet to explore these features in LibDiscover!, do try them out!

~ melisa

Last updated: September 14, 2017  

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