Got an email from marketing at EBSCO on Friday; apparently I scooped their big announcement at PLA about the interface enhancements ;-) They weren't upset, but did pass on the full press release, which I still don't see up on their news site. There are a couple of additional enhancements I didn't notice my first time in:
IPSWICH, Mass. - March 24, 2006 - EBSCO Publishing is pleased to announce the availability of a number of new features and enhanced functionality for the EBSCOhost interface. These enhancements are designed to provide database users with a more efficient and enjoyable search experience. Some of the key features that will be added/enhanced are as follows:Neat to see these enhancements!
RSS Enabled Alerts - These allow librarians and users to feed results from EBSCOhost Search and Journal Alerts into their news readers and aggregators, as well as their web sites.
EBSCOhost Clustering - This feature displays links of search results sorted by subject, in addition to regular Result List article links. The links provide users with instant access to just those articles concerning particular subjects.
Printing, Emailing and Saving in Standard Industry formats - Researchers interested in citing articles using specific industry formats can now choose from the following styles: AMA, APA, Chicago/Turabian: Humanities, Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date, Modern Language Association or Vancouver/ICMJE. The citation information will be automatically formatted according to the selected style.
Visual Search - In order to deliver a graphically-rich, efficient visual searching alternative, this feature is now available in addition to EBSCO's popular Basic and Advanced Searching modes.
Database Groupings by Subject - Presented via drop-down list, this option enables the customer's databases to be sorted by popular subjects, such as technology, business, medical science, psychology or education.
Tutorials Included in EBSCOhost Online Help - Inside the online help manual, EBSCOhost users will find links to our most popular tutorials regarding the use of EBSCOhost, EBSCOadmin and other applicable interfaces. Each tutorial is presented in Macromedia Flash, complete with audio narration and matching screen text (for those without sound enabled on their computers). Tutorials run from 2 to 4 minutes in length and give users an easy-to-follow overview of how to make the most of key EBSCOhost features.