Near the end of October, EBSCO’s widely-used EBSCOhost interface will include several new and exciting features to enhance users’ search experiences. Among them:
Other Formats and Editions – FRBR-like treatment of catalog, eBooks on EBSCOhost and Audiobooks on EBSCOhost detail records. Users will be able to see what other copies, editions and formats of a title the library has in their collection.
Enhanced H.W. Wilson Records – Many H.W. Wilson databases will be available on EBSCOhost in November 2011. WilsonWeb features such as enhanced indexing from HWW’s multiple subject thesauri, book record inclusion, product-specific fields and filtering options, and links between books, book parts and book reviews have been added to EBSCOhost.
Real Time News – Access to real time updates to subscribers in Business Source Corporate Plus, Newspaper Source Plus and EBSCO Discovery Service from Associated Press (AP) and WebNews related to your search, available on the righthand side of the screen under the Associated Press and Related News sections, and updated every fifteen minutes.
Citation Format Updates – Several improvements are being made to the APA and MLA citation formats.
New User Interface Languages – Farsi/Persian, Norwegian and Danish will be added to the long list of languages into which users can translate UI screens in EBSCOhost.
Android App Update – The free app for Android devices will allow users to search premium EBSCOhost database content. The convenience and rich functionality of the app will let users:
- Choose which databases to search
- Limit results to full text or peer reviewed
- Search a library’s catalog
- Sort by relevance or date
- Retrieve full text results in HTML and/or PDF formats
- Save results for offline access at a later date
- Email results to self or others
- Automatically save the 25 most recent searches
- Cover flow display of results
The Android app download link will be available at the bottom of EBSCOhost screens.
NoveList Enhancements – Users will have access to reader ratings and book reviews from Goodreads in NoveList. We will also add read-alike links to the Results page so that it wil be easier to find all of the great title, author and series read-alikes in NoveList.