The Library announced today that they will be launching a new search system to the Library and Learning Centre homepage – you can read about it on the LLC website.
I’ve been lucky enough to have had early access to the new seach tool and I’m sure that both staff and students will find it helpful as you can search all the Library’s content including electronic journals through one search box. As you set up your search you can decide whether you just want to search peer reviewed journals and whether you want to limit yourself to items which have the full text online. As you work through your search results you can save the references that look most helpful and relevant and email these to yourself or export them to Endnote. At the moment there’s no support for exporting the results to some of the popular Web 2.0 reference management tools like Mendeley, citeulike or Zotero. That said most journals I seem to look at these days do support saving to citeulike, which is nice and handy so you can save a reference there once you’ve seen whether the paper is one you want to keep on file.
I’ll update the blog once the new search tool goes live.
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