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H.W. Wilson Upgrades WilsonWeb Information System

Posted Mar 29, 2005
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H.W. Wilson has announced that enhancements are now in place for WilsonWeb, the company's Web-based reference database service.

WilsonWeb v.2.4 enhancements include the following:

* New Search Default for Full Text Databases     Full text databases on earlier versions of WilsonWeb automatically searched the complete text of articles for search terms. Now users can set this option to suit their need, by checking or unchecking the new "search within the full text" box. Unchecked (the new default), means only article titles, abstracts, subject headings, and other important bibliographic fields are searched. Check the box to retrieve all articles that mention the search term at all, even just once in the text.

* New Basic Search Screen     You no longer need to specify Natural Language or Boolean searching on the new Basic Search screen, which recognizes and executes Boolean operators automatically and returns results sorted by relevance.

* New Persistent URLs for Records     Click on the appropriate Article Link field, and a record's URL is saved to your browser's clipboard, for users to paste into any document. Other information, such as author, title, volume number, issue date, and page number, is also saved.

* New Window for WilsonLink     Clicking WilsonWeb's WilsonLink icon launches an automatic search of a library's Open-URL databases or the Web. The results appear in a new window, leaving the original WilsonWeb search results easily accessible.

* Search Terms Highlighted in Abstracts and Articles     WilsonWeb now highlights the search terms in article abstracts and article text on our bibliographic databases (and in the text on biography databases), as well as in Subject and Title fields.

Improvements to the WilsonWeb hardware are also in place, including more server capacity, more ore processing power, and greater reliability through additional capacity and redundancy on the network and storage side.

 Source: H.W. Wilson,

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