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Consolidated Search Interface

The consolidated Search Interface Committee Project is at a point in our project that we would like some input from subject librarians. We are working on developing a list of the types of uses our students and faculty make of the library web page resources. Would each of you submit to richard_Jensen@byu.edu, by the end …

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Mac OS X Widget

Along the same lines as the Firefox toolbar we released a couple of months ago, we have now released a Dashboard widget to be used on Mac OS X. Widgets are simply “mini-applications that allow you to perform common tasks and provide you with fast access to information.” The HBLL widget allows you to quickly …

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Database Descriptions

If you go to any subject page you will notice that to the right of the database title there is a small blue “i” icon. If you click on the icon, a window pops up that gives you more information about that particular database. We suspect that very few people actually use this valuable resource. …

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Undergraduate Research Page

The library classes web page is being redesigned to provide more emphasis on research helps. We will change the focus of the library classes web page to highlight helpful research tools and guidance through the research process. An added feature will be an assignment calculator that lets students see how much time they will need …

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Databases A-Z List

The current “Databases A-Z” page lists all of the library’s databases in one long list. We are going to be testing different ways of displaying the databases on this page to 1) make the page load faster and 2) offer multiple ways of accessing databases so that you can pick the easiest one for your …

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Quick Start Search Box

On the default view of our library homepage there is no search box. This creates a situation where a user must click before they can begin to search on their topic of interest. It also forces users to choose what kind of format they are looking for – journal or book. We are developing a …

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