Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Introducing… EBSCOhost 2.0 A redesigned EBSCOhost Coming in July 2008.

Similar presentations

Presentation on theme: "Introducing… EBSCOhost 2.0 A redesigned EBSCOhost Coming in July 2008."— Presentation transcript:

1 Introducing… EBSCOhost 2.0 A redesigned EBSCOhost Coming in July 2008

2 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

3 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


5 Power in the Result List Narrow by Subject Cluster Date Slider Limiters Dynamic Folder ListRelated Images Narrow by Source Type Narrow by Database

6 Related Images Hover your mouse over the image thumbnails to preview Click to see bibliographic record

7 Related Results from NewsBank

8 Hover your mouse over the article preview icon

9 Expand / Collapse side panes

10 Advanced Search New two column limiter display

11 When selected, Search History displays above the Result List

12 More functionality available when the user needs it

13 Click “Choose Databases” for a display of available databases Mouse over preview icons for detailed descriptions Select All!

14 Click “More Options” for a display of available limiters

15 Click “Preferences” for Now more preference options! Permanently save preferences to My EBSCOhost

16 Multi-Database searching access to Authority Files (Subjects, Publications, etc.)

17 Current advanced searcher functionality unchanged



20 Today’s persistent links become the new URL... and easier to copy. Bookmarkable!

21 Articles, Searches and Publications now Bookmarkable

22 Introducing SmartText Searching

23 Starting with this article...

24 Paste the entire article into the Search box

25 A relevant result list!

26 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

27 Lastly, EBSCOhost 2.0 offers an improved “Article Detail” (a.k.a., “Full Record”) and improved citing...

28 Article Detail More prominent Full Text links Easy copy persistent links Similar article results Icons for Print, Email, Save and Cite!

29 Displays all citations formats Easy copy to clipboard function Link to Export bib managers

30 EBSCOhost 2.0 Coming July 2008

31 Thank You

Download ppt "Introducing… EBSCOhost 2.0 A redesigned EBSCOhost Coming in July 2008."

Similar presentations

Ads by Google