Thursday, August 14, 2008

User feedback helps improve new website

We've been getting a lot of positive feedback about the new library website from students and faculty alike - and we really appreciate your taking the time to let us know what you think. This week, a library user suggested that we change the name of the Full Text Finder to a more accurate representation of what this search tool really does. So, we discussed it and we've changed the name to "Full-Text Journal Finder". This search tool helps users to find out whether or not the full text of a journal, magazine, or newspaper is available in any of the online resources to which the library subscribes.

For example, if you want to know if you can get the full text of the New York Times, just type this newspaper title into the Full-Text Journal Finder search box, and click "Search". The results will show you that you can get the full text of NY Times articles from 1980 to the present.

If you're not entirely certain of the exact title of a journal, select "Title contains all words" in the drop-down box to the left of the search box. Then, enter the words you think appear in the journal title for which you're looking. For example, if you are looking for all publications that contain the phrase "Academy of Management", type in that phrase, and click "Search". The results will show you that 14 publications available in full text contain the phrase "Academy of Management", including:
Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and Journal of the Academy of Management.

The Full-Text Journal Finder is just one of many new search tools on the library's new website that will help make your searching more efficient and more rewarding. Ask a Librarian if you have any questions.

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