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QuickSearch Upgrade

by Samantha Silver on 2022-05-10T00:00:00-07:00 in Multi-Subject | Comments

This summer, the libraries are migrating from the Classic version of our QuickSearch discovery tool to the New (and hopefully improved) version.  The new version was designed based on user input to provide a cleaner interface with clear indicators of material type and easier ways to cite and share articles with research colleagues.

From the Classic interface

Classic QuickSearch three column interface search example

to the New interface,

New QuickSearch interface with two columns and limiters at the top

changes include a stable toolbar on the left column of the page with limiters available at the top, below the search box.

Filters or limiters appear in a pop-up box that can be opened and closed at will.

Instead of including additional resources like Link+ or the Wall Street Journal site license in the right column, these databases are included in the Supplemental sources in the left column toolbar

Research tools include supplemental sources like Link+ or Wall Street Journal as well as the concept map tool, which helps researchers learn how to craft more focused searches.

along with the concept map, which helps researchers craft more focused searches and understand the connections between terms and subjects.

The interactive concept map shows links between terms and provides definitions.  It also allows researchers to add terms to a search and see results in real time.

Some changes are still in process, which is why the libraries are transitioning gradually throughout the summer months.  Check out the new QuickSearch and explore its various features.

Infographic comparing the classic to the new QuickSearch


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