Bailey Library rolls out One Search

The Bailey Library has rolled out One Search, a federated searching engine that allows users to search multiple databases simultaneously, including: the library catalog of books, media items and print journals; e-journal databases; and e-book collections; etc.

With the proliferation of web-based information resources based on disparate metadata schemes and indexing structures, students normally need to use different searching interfaces to search different databases individually. One Search enables them to use a single search interface to cross-search various resources at the same time.

In its first iteration, One Search represents an initial step in simplifying users’ access to different information subsets as a seamless whole.

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