Thursday, November 06, 2014

EBSCO Modernizes Publication Discovery with Full-Text Finder

EBSCO Modernizes Publication Discovery with Full-Text Finder

EBSCO Information Service (EBSCO) continues to modernize publication discovery with the introduction of Full-Text Finder
(FTF). Available to all EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) customers with
their subscription, and as a stand-alone application to non-subscribers,
Full-Text Finder delivers the intuitive, time-saving experience when
searching for journals, e-books and articles, and managing the librarys

Full-Text Finder features an integrated
workflow solution that includes a state-of-the-art publication search
service and vendor-neutral link resolver, along with a knowledge base
and streamlined Holdings and Link Management (HLM). A part of
EBSCOadmin, HLM allows library administrators to save time with
integrated auto-population of holdings; auto-complete to readily
identify and find resources; and a multitude of workflow enhancements.

is the culmination of extensive research and development to identify
library and end-user needs, understand user habits, and deliver a modern
experience to find journals and manage holdings. EBSCO built FTF from
the ground up as the natural progression of the EBSCO experience with
EBSCO A-to-Z and LinkSource, which have been the familiar publication
browse and link resolver respectively focused on journals and journal
content. The proliferation of more than a million eBooks and the growth
to thousands of journal packages and full-text databases required a new
approach to handle the massive volume of content while meeting the
expectations of todays users.

The features of Full-Text Finder that improve the end user experience include:

  •     Seamless Discovery Integration - A single place for users to
    conduct standard discovery as well as known-item citation lookup in a
    seamless and integrated manner. Users no longer go to one place for A-Z
    and another for discovery.
  •     Responsive Auto-Complete - The
    most advanced auto-complete technology in the industry. FTF anticipates
    what a user is looking for, eliminates the need to navigate through an
    antiquated alphabet directory, and does away with the endless
    hunt-and-peck browsing to find a specific title. This makes FTF orders
    of magnitude faster and more efficient for library users.
  •     Publication-Targeted
    Full Text Search
    - The ability for users to quickly and easily target
    their search to the full text within a title. No other A -Z product in
    the industry provides this functionality.
  •     Discipline-Specific
    - A simplified subject browse with built-in searching,
    eliminating the point at which most users traditionally give up when
    trying to find titles related to a particular topic.
  •     State-of-the-Art
    - Seamless integration of OpenURL linking and SmartLinks that
    are guaranteed to get users directly to the full text without
    traditional linker menus.
  •     Faceting of Publication Search
    - The ability for users to quickly narrow search results to only
    those that are most relevant.
Full-Text Finder is
being released to existing customers of EBSCO A-to-Z and LinkSource in
phases to ensure continuous, uninterrupted service during the migration
period. To learn more about the benefits of Full-Text Finder, visit

About EBSCO Information Services

Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider
for libraries worldwide with more than 6,000 discovery customers in over
100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) provides each institution
with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection,
offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive
customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research
content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases,
historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate
learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of
institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals &
books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000
serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online
access to more than 650,000 e-books. For more information, visit the
EBSCO website at: EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

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