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Student using concept map tool from new library search on a desktop

March 23, 2021

Try out the new Library Search

We have been working on an updated Library Search experience, and now you can try it for yourself. Just select the ‘Try the new Library Search’ link above and to the right of the search box on our homepage.

Screenshot of library homepage with new library search link above and to the right of the Library Search bar, circled in yellow.

What’s different?

The new search has many of the features you love with a cleaner look and feel, as well as some new tools like the concept map. The concept map allows you to explore subjects related to your search, giving you the chance to preview the results and easily see if the item is peer reviewed.

Concept map tool from new Library Search

There’s also a customisable dashboard where you can save, like, cite, share and download information you’ve found. Our general search option lets you select some filters before you begin – such as ‘peer reviewed’, ‘online full text’ and ‘at my library’.

The site is still being developed, so a few features like Locate it and the ability to see the holdings on the first results screen aren’t available yet. You can see them from the ‘view details’ option – and you’ll need to scroll down to the URL field to view e-books and articles, etc.

While we continue to work on improving these features, we would greatly value your feedback. Your thoughts and ideas will help us make the new Library Search an even better, more powerful tool to help with your study and research. Just select the feedback link on the left menu bar and let us know what you think.

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