Friday, June 1, 2012

Bravo, Encore!

Library Technology and Systems has been busily working on a number of new and interesting projects over the last few months. Well, the time has finally arrived to introduce Encore, which has a sleek new look and feel, with enhanced functionality that we think everyone will really appreciate. Here are a few of the things Encore offers:

  • Simultaneously search through Kimbel Library’s catalog and five Ebsco databases 
  • Spell checking
  • A related information function (it looks for more keywords relevant to your topic)
  • Book summaries
  • Cover images
  • CHOICE Magazine reviews
  • Many facets (or limiters): narrow or expand your results by format, location, language, publication date, and more to find what you need

Try Kimbel Library's Encore Search for yourself and let us know what you think. This is our first step toward a more discovery-based system of information retrieval. Enjoy!

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