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Faster and easier modifying of searches on Engineering Village

on Thu, 10/27/2016 - 12:47

We've recently introduced an important enhancement that makes search refinement faster and more efficient in Engineering Village. Previously, you would revert back to the search page to modifyyour most recent search. Now, a search form on the top of the results page makes search modifications easier.This new search form eliminates the need to take the extra step of clicking the back arrow to the original search form when editing a search.  Additionally, terms and concepts within the search results list can be consulted as you modify your queries.

As a result, less time is needed to modify searches. 

Examples of how this new feature saves time from a user perspective:
 

  • A user conducts a search on ‘batteries’ on the Quick Search page.  After reviewing the results, the user determines that ‘batteries’ is too broad a subject term.  The user can now go to the top of the results page and immediately add the term ‘aerospace’ to further narrow the search.

 

  • A user conducts a search within Compendex on the Quick Search page for “engine performance”.  After reviewing the results, the user decides to narrow the results only to conference proceedings by going to the top of the results page, clicking Advanced Options and choosing Conference Proceedings. 

     

 

  • A user initially does a search only in Compendex on the Expert Search page.  After reviewing the results, the user goes to the top of the page and expands the search to also include the Inspec database to which the organization also subscribes.