Monthly Archives: July 2017

University Library Web Update | July 2017

Journals search interface improvements

Tuesday, 7/11

Take a look at the new journals and e-journals search after it is live on Tuesday, July 11th (also linked from the home page search box). It will feature a cleaner interface, and a responsive design that works better on tablets and phones. Just note, the new interface will not be available before Tuesday July 11th.

The search functionality isn’t changing, with one exception: e-books will no longer appear in the journals search. This change is based on feedback that the Discovery Services Advisory Group (DSAG) received from faculty.

We are trying out the new interface for a trial period before classes begin in the fall. Please send any feedback you have to lib-dsag@uic.edu. You can read more about the new interface in the documentation for the E-Journals Portal 2.0.

Directory enhancements

July and August 2017

The Library staff directory will feature new filters to locate liaisons and Library faculty, improved search, and a new departments listing page. The first round of enhancements will go live on Wednesday, July 12 and additional features will go live in early August.

New subject categories for Subject and Course Guides and databases

Complete

Subject and Course Guides and the Databases list feature new subject browse categories, selected based on extensive research and interviews from Kavita Mundle. Now students, faculty and researchers will be better able to find the right databases to search.” Please check them out and share with patrons.