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Key Facts

  • Provide users with a convenient single search box
  • Return relevant results that span all your holdings
  • Reduce search time and effort with Results Clustering
  • Furnish direct links to full text where available
  • Customize the interface to match your library site

Overview

While many libraries are today looking at The Summon Service  as a web-scale discovery solution built on unified index, 360 Search federated search also gives libraries the opportunity to use a single search box for finding the multiple resources and highly credible content that your library offers. With one query, 360 Search combs your OPAC, ejournals, ebooks, archives, directories and various local holdings, and includes them in a single set of relevant results.

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Immediately Useful Results

Results Clustering helps patrons find answers faster by providing a quick, intuitive path to citations that share common topics, dates, journals, and authors. Automatic de-duplication saves them from scanning redundant results.

Basic and Advanced Searches

An intuitive interface empowers researchers of all levels who are familiar with popular Web search engines. Advanced users can build Boolean queries and limit searches to specific metadata fields such as author, title, and abstract.

Industry-Leading Coverage

With the largest and most accurate collection of connectors, the flexible connection architecture enables connection into a wide variety of databases and Web resources as well as your OPAC, using Z39.50, XML, and HTTP connections.

Customizable User Interface

The ability to match the look and feel of your library website provides a seamless user experience. The standards-based XML API allows your staff to fully customize the user interface as well as embed in your own applications and user interfaces.

Direct Links to Full Text

Search results provide direct links to full text where available with easy integration to any OpenURL link resolver. If you subscribe to 360 Link, seamless integration provides users with links to full text articles from A&I citations.

Easy Integration

360 Search can easily be integrated with bibliographic managers, course management software, and discovery layers such as AquaBrowser to provide a seamless and comprehensive resource discovery experience.

Usage Reporting

By analyzing the usage data and statistics delivered by 360 Search, you can create the best possible search experience for your users.

 

Support for Consortia

Supports centralized management of shared resources and interfaces to saves time and effort. Consortia managers can push selective data to libraries and make adjustments at the member-level and members have flexibility to control locally.

 

Support & Training

ProQuest offers best-in-class customer service, technical support, and training so you can hit the ground running with your ProQuest products and leverage everything they can do.

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