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Discovery layer
Access to popular and scholarly content
Superior user experience

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The AquaBrowser® discovery layer provides a fresh interface with a single search box, allowing users to quickly find relevant results. Individuals of varied backgrounds can independently use AquaBrowser to discover the rich resources in your library’s catalog and local collections. It encourages them to explore your library’s content by rewarding common search behaviors. A unique “search, discover, refine” methodology helps users quickly and easily find the resources they are looking for.

An intuitive, feature-rich and rewarding discovery interface, AquaBrowser helps users succeed in their searches and maximizes your library’s return on investment. Offering a word cloud with thesaurus and associative terms, users are inspired to discover more of your libraries treasures. Users can interact and further engage with your library’s content through the built-in My Discoveries social networking experience.

Key Facts

  • Provide a simple, intuitive search interface
  • Make catalog and local collections more discoverable
  • Display real-time availability status
  • Build community with social networking features
  • Access statistics and customize for your library

Intuitive Search-Discover-Refine Process

Results from the single search box are ranked by relevance. The Word Cloud displays associations automatically generated from your resources to encourage broader exploration. Faceted navigation helps users to easily refine results sets.

Full-Featured for Successful Searches

The visually engaging interface has built-in social networking, sortable search results, real-time item availability status, ADA compatibility, and Word Cloud with thesaurus, associative terms, translations and spelling suggestions.

Discovery Beyond the Catalog

Your users will find materials not only in your library’s catalog, but also in your two most popular local resources. You can also give them access to article content through complimentary integration with your 360 Search subscription.

Social Networking to Enhance the Experience

My Discoveries invites users to interact with your content, and each other, through familiar features, searchable lists, ratings and reviews, to improve discoverability and foster a more-engaged community supporting your library.

Customizable for Your Library

The AquaBrowser control panel makes it easy to configure, customize and update your AquaBrowser system. Comprehensive statistical reporting helps you tweak relevancy or faceting to increase query success at your library.

Fully Hosted, Subscription Based

ProQuest delivers AquaBrowser as a fully-hosted affordable solution, meaning minimal impact on your library staff and an easy way to get started today in offering your users a better library experience.

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