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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries|
|State||Published - Oct 2 2017|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Health(social science)
- Library and Information Sciences