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Finding Databases

Currently, to find a database you must either go to a subject page or go to the databases A-Z page. If you know the exact database you are looking for, you must either go to an appropriate subject page or scroll through approximately 1,400 links on the databases A-Z page before you can access the database.

To make finding specific databases easier and faster, the Web Working Group is proposing the following:

  1. The ability to browse databases by first letter be added to the front page. When clicking on a letter, only databases that begin with that letter are loaded. This should speed up the finding process significantly.
  2. The ability to search for a specific database be added to the front page. This would search for both database titles and database descriptions (see the “Database Descriptions” post).

A mock up of this proposal is available for those interested in seeing how this would be implemented.

We hope to make a decision on this by January 2nd so please send us your feedback soon.