Addressing a Discovery Tool’s Shortcomings with a Supplemental Health Sciences-Specific Federated Search Engine

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Abstract

Some discovery tools may not necessarily be the best resources for searching the health sciences literature. This is especially true when the discovery tool is not a vendor-neutral product or when it does not deep search full-text electronic resources. Therefore, supplementing a discovery tool with a health sciences-specific federated search engine could be a viable option. This is a review of one university’s decision-making and implementation process for adding a health sciences-specific supplemental federated search engine. Included is a 30-month usage analysis of the federated search engine, along with website usability testing results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-113
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries
Volume14
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Library and Information Sciences

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