If you go to Catalyst today, you may notice something’s a little different. In addition to receiving your regular results from the catalog, you will now also receive article results as well.* Like so:
Think of it like a JHU-specific Google Scholar. In many cases, clicking the title of the article will take you directly to the article itself. For those instances where we do not have access to an electronic copy, you will be taken to a screen where you can request one via Interlibrary Loan. Easy peasy.
Looking for articles and databases that are more finely tuned to your research area? Not a problem. You can view a complete list of the 908 databases licensed for your use at the Directory of Licensed Databases. For suggestions based on your subject area, consult the guides.
So, where did all of this come from? You, of course. Last year, we asked you to take a survey about the library. In many of your responses, you indicated that you would like a simpler way to get access to articles and journals. This is the result. So fill out those surveys. Let us know what’s up. And if you encounter some inquisitive staff members in the BLC, voice your opinion (you may get a free coffee out of it). It helps us focus our efforts on things that concern you. Let us know what you think of this new feature with the red Feedback link.
* Because of license agreements, lawyers, & litigation, if you are off-campus you will be prompted to log in with your JHED in order to see article results. Sorry about that.