In the fall of 2013 the Yale Library launched Articles+. Powered by Summon, Articles+ provides a tool that lets patrons search concurrently across thousands of journals and newspapers. Articles+ also powers the search of database titles. The project is a new effort to provide an easy, single search of most electronic resources licensed by the Yale University Library. The content includes full-text and abstracts of journal articles, newspapers, and some online reference materials. Users may search Articles+ by keywords or subjects and very quickly be presented with a range of results that can be further refined through filters such as dates, subjects or language.
Articles+ debuted on YUL in August 2013. Significant work continues to improve the Articles+ service and enhance content included. Other work focuses on including Articles+ search results in the library's unified search interface.
Library IT staff working on the project
Enterprise Systems & Programming Services and User Experience
Partners / collaborating departments
Electronic Resources Group, Metadata Services, Catalog Management, and public services staff from across the library system.
Summon User Group
March 2014 create persistent URL's for databases
Spring 2014 Public Service staff explore options in Summon 2.0
Spring 2014 fix diacritics and add descriptions in Databases A to Z List
May 2014 Metalib is retired
July 1 2014 Summon 2.0 live, linked from library home page
Fall 2014 add Articles+ to unified search interface (soft launch, not the default entry)
Fall 2015 Make unified discovery the default entry to Articles+