Presentation on theme: "Introducing… EBSCOhost 2.0 A redesigned EBSCOhost Coming in July 2008."— Presentation transcript:
Introducing… EBSCOhost 2.0 A redesigned EBSCOhost Coming in July 2008
Why do a redesign? Customers have requested a “Simple, Google-like interface” EBSCOhost’s main interface was last redesigned 5 years ago (August 2002) – a lot more is possible today Usability studies with end users have shown excellent opportunities for improvement
Goals of EBSCOhost 2.0 Create a really simple basic search screen Take advantage of modern techniques available on familiar web sites Expose great functionality that exists today but is hidden or underutilized Make the simple basic search screen fit in well with all of EBSCOhost Improve overall EBSCOhost usability
Power in the Result List Narrow by Subject Cluster Date Slider Limiters Dynamic Folder ListRelated Images Narrow by Source Type Narrow by Database
Related Images Hover your mouse over the image thumbnails to preview Click to see bibliographic record
Related Results from NewsBank
Hover your mouse over the article preview icon
Expand / Collapse side panes
Advanced Search New two column limiter display
When selected, Search History displays above the Result List
More functionality available when the user needs it
Click “Choose Databases” for a display of available databases Mouse over preview icons for detailed descriptions Select All!
Click “More Options” for a display of available limiters
Click “Preferences” for Now more preference options! Permanently save preferences to My EBSCOhost
Multi-Database searching access to Authority Files (Subjects, Publications, etc.)
Current advanced searcher functionality unchanged
Today’s persistent links become the new URL... and easier to copy. Bookmarkable!
Articles, Searches and Publications now Bookmarkable
Introducing SmartText Searching
Starting with this article...
Paste the entire article into the Search box
A relevant result list!
SmartText Explained We analyze each word that’s part of the query for how unique it is We apply a weighting to each word We issue a search using those weights as relevancy controls We are considering future enhancements to let users control those weights themselves
Lastly, EBSCOhost 2.0 offers an improved “Article Detail” (a.k.a., “Full Record”) and improved citing...
Article Detail More prominent Full Text links Easy copy persistent links Similar article results Icons for Print, Email, Save and Cite!
Displays all citations formats Easy copy to clipboard function Link to Export bib managers