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Enhancements to ABC-Clio databases

Two of the ABC-Clio databases available at USF, Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life will present enhanced interfaces starting tomorrow June 22.
This new version 4.1 features will include:

  • Cross-database searching between Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life
  • Faster, smarter searching, including: suggested terms for searches that return no results; inverted author names; punctuation alternatives and dynamic search tips
  • Ability for users to save search histories to a personal profile
  • Enhanced search capability for time period searches that includes individual years and spans of years
  • Ability for users to build a set of tagged records across multiple searches
  • A display option for expanding all of a user’s search result records at once
  • Addition of a “print-this-entry” option for each record in a search results display
  • Ability to easily limit searches to English language entries only
  • OpenURL-support for book entries in the Historical Abstracts database

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