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The new catalog is up and running! The first few days included a few glitches, but we've been getting great feedback from patrons (and staff!), and fixes and improvements should start appearing soon.
In the meantime, here are a few search tips - the new catalog is a little different from the old one, but it's also much better.
Evergreen Catalog Search Tips
You can form more complex searches using the Advanced Search features. You can also click the Advanced button under the search box to build complex searches using Boolean operator OR to connect your terms.
Improving a Search With Few Results
If only a few hits were returned from your search, you may see some suggestions for expanding or altering your search at the bottom of the search results list. These alternate search terms are words that are similar to your search terms in spelling or sound. Selecting one of the links performs a search with the new search terms.
Database vendor Gale has released a set of new features to the InfoTrac databases and the PowerSearch platform. These databases can be used to find articles appearing in magazines, journals and books on a wide variety of subjects.
Many of the features were developed in response to end-user feedback. Some of the key features to note are:
If you're interested in learning about more enhancements or seeing what the changes look like, Gale has prepared a presentation (requires Microsoft PowerPoint): http://www.gale.com/Technical/PowerSearchSummer.ppt [ppt, 1.25MB]
To begin searching InfoTrac, please log in from the Library's Databases webpage.
For help with this or any other Library database, please contact the Reference Desk.
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