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EBSCO databases have a new look! but the pdf viewer might need tweaking.

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Academic Search Premier and the like have improved the results list, detailed view (of a citation), default rankings, and the pdf viewer.

Results List  (see sample screen shot )

  • The limiters and date slider have been moved to the left column.
  • The right has folder items and related information.
  • A 'breadbox' tracks the numbers of results, your search terms, search options, and clusters applied to your search


Detailed View

  • Detailed record, fulltext on the left
  • New toolbox on the right (email, print, folder, etc.)


Default Rankings & Proximity Operator (W5)

  • Result List sort now defaults to Relevance (it was date)
  • The default search option has changed from phrase (as if enclosed in quotation marks) to terms within five words of each other (proximity).


PDF Viewer

  • Can navigate to other articles in an issue or chapters in a book.
  • For a short demo, click here.



Fixing the PDF Viewer
If the PDF opens up in a new screen, you can fix this by the following steps:
Open Adobe Reader | Edit | Preferences | Under Categories, select Internet | Web Browser Options | checkmark Display PDF in browser.

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