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ITI Cross Links: Major Upgrade to EBSCOhost Includes Visual Search

Posted Mar 20, 2006
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"For the first time since 2002, EBSCO has done a full-scale revision of the interface to the EBSCOhost service, which the company introduced in 1996. The revision adds many advanced features: clustering of search results, RSS feeds for alerts, expedited access to full text, grouping of databases by subject for federated (cross-file) searching, alternative citation format outputs, improved personal account maintenance, context-sensitive help, and—most importantly—a new Visual Search option from its partner Groxis. Some of the advanced features have already appeared in subject-focused subsets of EBSCO's content base. The process of introducing new features through subject-oriented subsets continues. EBSCO has also introduced citation searching for clients licensing its business, communications and mass media, nursing and allied health (CINAHL), and sociology files. Formal introduction of all the improvements will take place at this week's Public Library Association meeting in Boston."

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That's the opening paragraph of Barbara Quint's NewsBreak on revisions and upgrades for EBSCOhost. For the full story, click HERE to link to it at Information Today, Inc.'s NewsBreaks for March 20, 2006.


 
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