September 2011 Release Hub
Through September Elsevier launched several enhancements to the SciVerse platform to enable an improved user workflow. Your search, your way is the theme and improvements to Hub functionality aim to give users more control over how they search as well as offer new ways for users to find more relevant results for their research.
What does this mean for SciVerse Hub?
More Intuitive Search
Hub makes search more intuitive with the new Tabbed Query Builder. Simply click on the new “Refine” button at any time during your search, and this new tabbed-search tool helps users to create more powerful queries and identify relevant results. Librarians can be excited to know Hub now has a more user-friendly advanced search, so trying a new search tool is not so overwhelming for their patrons.
Hub added two new refine options: Subject Area and Document Type Navigators let users limit to preferred subject areas as well as Full-Text Journals, Books, Conferences, Thesis & Dissertations. These have been the most frequently requested navigators from our current users, and these four document type categories represent those most commonly-used by current searchers.
Users are able to quickly analyze results using these two new navigators to get a better understanding of the results they are examining. Our librarian users can be glad to hear that the addition of these new navigators bring Hub to the same standard set by ScienceDirect for refining search.