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Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest CSA, announced recent enhancements to its Central Search federated search service that significantly expand the breadth and depth of humanities content. Among the many databases included in the offering are Project Muse, Chadwyk-Healy, and Alexander Street Press.
Central Search is an intuitive, customizable federated search engine with a Google-like interface that users can easily understand. By allowing users to select specific databases and subject categories for their search and sorting search results into topic and sub-topic clusters, Central Search ensures that users are presented with meaningful data in just seconds.
“Serials Solutions believes in connecting library patrons with the best sources for scholarly information, whether it be for research in the arts and humanities, or math and sciences,” says Jane Burke, general manager of Serials Solutions. “This passion for diverse and quality databases embodies our ongoing commitment to help libraries be the best partners for research.”
Serials Solutions provides connections to hundreds of high-quality humanities databases from numerous publishers, allowing researchers to find and analyze data in new ways through humanities-focused multi-provider and platform searches.
“All kinds of users are seeing how valuable letters, diaries, and oral histories are in research across the humanities, the sciences, and virtually every subject and discipline area,” says Stephen Rhind-Tutt, President of Alexander Street Press.
About Serials Solutions
Since introducing the first A-to-Z Title List in 2000, Serials Solutions has been a global leader in the library technology marketplace. Founded by a librarian for librarians, Serials Solutions helps library staff and patrons find and use electronic content. Today, with over 1,800 clients worldwide, Serials Solutions is the premier vendor of e-resource access and management services (ERAMS), providing a complete and integrated access and management suite designed for libraries of all sizes. The Serials Solutions family of services includes AMS™ Access & Management Service, MARC™ Updating Service, Article Linker™ OpenURL link resolver, Central Search™ federated search engine, and the ERMS™ Electronic Resource Management Service. At the core of Serials Solutions technology is the industry-leading Serials Solutions knowledgebase, the original and premier collection of e-resource data metadata available. Through its Software as a Service (SaaS) technology model, Serials Solutions provides fast implementation, easy customization, and outstanding value to its client libraries. Serials Solutions is a business unit of ProQuest CSA. For more information, please visit ww.serialssolutions.com or call 1-866-SERIALS.
About ProQuest CSA
ProQuest CSA, part of Cambridge Information Group (www.cambridgeinformationgroup.com), was formed in 2007 through the merger of two leading and historic information technology firms: ProQuest Information and Learning and CSA. As ProQuest CSA, the company provides seamless access to and navigation of more than 125 billion digital pages of the world’s scholarship, delivering it to the desktop and into the workflow of serious researchers in multiple fields, from arts and literature to science, technology and medicine.
ProQuest CSA’s vast content pools are available to researchers through libraries of all types and include the world’s largest digital newspaper archive, periodical databases comprising the output of more than 9,000 publishers and spanning more than 500 years, the preeminent dissertation collection and various other scholarly collections. Users access the information through the ProQuest® Web-based online information system, Chadwyck-Healey™ electronic and microform resources, UMI® microform and print reference products, eLibrary®, SIRS®, Ulrich’s Serials Analysis System™, COS Scholar Universe, and Serials Solutions resource management resources. Through the expertise of its business units, Serials Solutions and COS, ProQuest CSA provides technological tools that allow researchers and libraries to better manage and use their information resources.