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August 7, 2017, by Pauline

NUsearch August update – release highlights

NUsearch has been updated today to make discovery even better.

After introducing a new interface in June we’re not stopping there! NUsearch will be updated four times a year to bring you new features, improvements to existing functionality and fixes for any known issues. We want to ensure NUsearch keeps on developing to meet your needs.

Our August update provides some exciting new functionality and enhancements to improve your search experience. Here are the highlights:

Search made easier

New features include a controlled vocabulary to expand and improve your search terms. You also have the chance to personalise results by five subject disciplines and see featured results from other collections when only searching Articles or the Library Catalogue.

You can filter results more easily by applying multiple filters in one go and making filters persistent for a whole search session.

It is now possible to search by DOI (Digital Object Identifier) for Article records.

Helping you make the most of your results

Once you have found what you need there are two new citation styles to view and export results with. These are Harvard and MLA 7th and 8th editions.

In My Favourites you can now sort saved records by: Title, Author and Date added. There is also a new option to set up an RSS feed to inform you of new results in your saved searches.

We have reinstated the ability to email search results following security improvements.

Find out more

To learn more about any of these improvements and find out what else has changed read our release notes at:

NUsearch release – August 2017 [pdf]

They contain guidance and screenshots to help you try the new features.

Feedback and help

We hope these changes will be useful to you. If you have any comments or need further help you can get in touch in the following ways:

  • Email the library helpline and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can
  • Ask a member of library staff for a demonstration or to anser questions when you are in the library
  • Look out for our NUsearch Super Searcher library drop in sessions
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