ProQuest Information and Learning is launching a major change to its signature search platform. Starting now, libraries with a database on the ProQuest platform can use it for access to full text of the electronic content in its collection, whether it's from ProQuest or another content provider. The innovation, called One Click searching, eliminates one of the most common frustrations of serious researchers by building a direct path between search results and full text.
While the technology behind One Click is sophisticated, its appearance to searchers is simple. Users enter search terms in any database on the ProQuest platform and the results screen will include links to full text from the library's e-collection. To connect to the full text, users simply click once on the full-text button.
Until One Click, linking from research databases across multiple publishers involved unpredictability and dead-end links in pursuing article full text, frustrating users and reducing library credibility, the announcement states. One Click technology considers each library's holdings, delivering links that are accurate, consistent, and automatic.
One Click is available now to libraries with a database on the ProQuest platform. Some libraries may need to activate the service. For information on the activation process, contact ProQuest at 1-800-521-0600.
Source: ProQuest Information and Learning, http://www.il.proquest.com