WilsonWeb improvements

Several improvements have recently been added to the WilsonWeb interface. They include:

  • “My WilsonWeb” profiles. Using their email address as their password, library users can create their own sub-account within WilsonWeb, where they can create and manage saved searches, search histories, email alerts, and RSS feeds.
  • RSS feed for new search results. Configure RSS updates via links on the Search Results or Search History pages.
  • “Content Discovery Keys” on Search Results page. Convenient links launch related searches, allow users to narrow results by author, subject, publication year, document type, and database (for multiple-database searches), or select previous searches from the Recent Searches listing.
  • Select the language of WilsonWeb navigation buttons. New dropdown menu converts the main buttons from English (the default setting) into Spanish, French, German, Italian, or Portuguese.
  • Change the default setting of the Database Selection area to open or closed.
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  • New “non-peer reviewed” search limiter in periodicals databases lets you retrieve just articles from easy-reading consumer, trade, technical, and scholarly journals, while skipping rigorous peer reviewed articles and journals. Select “non-peer reviewed,” “peer-reviewed,” or retrieve all relevant articles.
  • More interface colors. Make the WilsonWeb interface your own, with blue (the default), red, green or orange themes.
  • Article records (single record view) now include the full text of the article (if available). Article records are now an “all-in-one” information source, with complete bibliographic information, links to other relevant articles, links to page images (if available), plus the full text of the article (if available).

Specific WilsonWeb databases have also been improved:

  • Preview images in Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated. New thumbnails at the bottom of profiles let you preview all available photos. Click on any to enlarge.
  • Essay and General Literature Index now includes “Library Owns?” holdings links in records for individual book parts (chapters). Click the link (connected to the library’s OPAC) to see where you can find the essay collection on the bookshelves.
  • View results by component databases in OmniFile’s subject thesaurus. OmniFile, a wide-ranging periodicals database made up of diverse Wilson specialty databases, can be searched all-in-one or by any of the component databases. Now searches of the OmniFile subject thesaurus lists subjects all-in-one or by individual component databases, for quick access to more specialized “broader and narrower” topic links.

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