You will have access to nearly all of our ProQuest databases on the new platform.
If you click on the link that says, “access your ProQuest trials” you will be searching all databases simultaneously. You can go in and select specific databases to search if you wish.
Some of the enhancements include:
Integration of ProQuest Historic newspapers, CSA Research databases such as PsycINFO and PsycART, Chadwyck Healey arts and literature databases into the standard ProQuest platform. You will no longer have to switch back and forth between platforms.
Article preview tab. When you retrieve your results you will see an “article preview” tab next to the article. If you scroll or mouse over the tab the article abstract will automatically appear. This saves the students an extra step where they do not have to click on to the abstract to determine if the article is relevant. The article preview will allow them to determine relevancy and from there they may click on to the text of the article.
Auto fill feature. When students start to type in their keywords, all previously entered search terms will automatically start to scroll up. Similar to a Google search.
Spell check. If a student misspells a word, they will still get results and also a prompt with the correcting spelling asking students, “Did you mean?”. On the current platform, if student’s misspell a word they may get zero results which can be rather frustrating as they may just assume there is no information available on their topic if they do not catch the spelling error.
My Research. Students will have the ability to create their own My Research accounts saving their information and carrying it over between sessions.
We have added graphic icons to the main search page that will help contextualize searches for the students. For example, the icons designate whether you are in an arts and humanities module, business, history, health and medical, newspaper, etc.
Some of the features you had been accustomed to have been moved to other areas.
Also, I want to point out there are some minor glitches with our trial page. For example, in some of the databases you may notice that the publication and subject tabs are missing. Our tech support is aware of this issue and working to resolve it.
Oxford University Press is pleased to announce that we will relaunch Oxford English Dictionary Online on November 30, 2010. The site will go live with improved functionality and design, as well as with a significant amount of new content, including the acclaimed Historical Thesaurus of the OED. The new site will be accessible from November 30, 2010 at the existing URL (www.oed.com).
We are writing today to give you preliminary details of some important dates and changes to the site. We will provide more details as the relaunch date draws closer, but you can find more information about what will be new, updated, and enhanced by visiting here.
Important Information for the Transition from the Existing Site to the New OED.com
Until March 31, 2011 we will continue to run the older OED site at dictionary.oed.com (the old “subscriber” homepage) to enable users to update bookmarks and other links. Due to the significant changes to the site architecture, URLs throughout the site will be changed, so we are retaining the old site for an extended period to allow our customers enough time to make the adjustment
From November 30, visitors to dictionary.oed.com will be presented with an interim page giving options to visit the old or new sites. After March 31, 2011 the old site will be shut down, and we will put a redirect in place for all access methods directly to the new site.
Important News about Usage Statistics
Once we launch the new site on November 30, 2010, usage statistics will be available for the new OED site. We will not be able to capture any data about visits to the old site after November 29, 2010
The new site will be COUNTER compliant
All current standard web browsers will be supported. These include Internet Explorer for Windows (version 7 and higher), Firefox Mac and Windows (versions 3 and higher), Safari Mac and Windows (versions 3 and higher), Opera Mac and Windows (versions 9 and higher), and Google Chrome Mac and Windows
If you are currently running Internet Explorer 6 we advise you to upgrade for a better experience
Existing Search Box Widget
The existing search box widget will continue to direct people to the old site
We will provide you with a new search box which you will be able to find through Subscriber Services once the new site goes live
For a full set of Frequently Asked Questions please click here. And again, we will be in touch very soon with details on how to amend your account settings to best accommodate the new site!
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January 16, 2013
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