New Enhanced Catalog available Sept. 10

Written by Jon Ritterbush, Electronic Resources Librarian
ritterbushjr@unk.edu

The Calvin T. Ryan Library is pleased to announce the launch of a new Enhanced Catalog, accessible from the Research Tools menu on the Library homepage and available at http://encore.unk.edu.

The Enhanced Catalog features a simple keyword search box, as shown below, but delivers highly sophisticated search results.

Keyword search the Enhanced Catalog from one box
Keyword search the Enhanced Catalog from one box

Links within the Enhanced Catalog results screens allow users to refine their searches based on various “facets” such as location, material type and publication date.

Refine your search results by "facets"
Refine your search results by "facets"

A “Tag Cloud” will provide a list of subjects related to their search from which users may explore additional related topics, and a “Recently Added” list highlights the newest materials on a given topic within the library’s collections.

Tag Cloud
Tag Cloud

Recently added titles
Recently added titles

Finally, the Enhanced Catalog provides a quick link to the Library’s Multi-Search tool, which simultaneously searches four article databases and combines their results into one list.

Link to the Multi-Search tool
Link to the Multi-Search tool

For those accustomed to using the Library Catalog at http://rosi.unk.edu – fear not!   This “Classic Catalog” will remain available from the Library’s homepage and from within the Enhanced Catalog.

In the near future, book jackets will also be added to Enhanced Catalog results.  If you have questions about the Enhanced Catalog, please contact a librarian.   Feedback and suggestions regarding this new service are also welcomed, and may be submitted through our online suggestion box.