Thursday, 14 June 2012

New Scholarly Article Recommendation Service

"The Web, they say, is leaving the era of search and entering one of discovery. What's the difference? Search is what you do when you're looking for something. Discovery is when something wonderful that you didn't know existed, or didn't know how to ask for, finds you" []

bX, a relatively new product acquired by the Library, is a remarkable scholarly article discovery service, recommending alternative or companion scholarly articles when using the SFX feature of a database, based on article usage- a bit like "Recommendations for You" within Amazon.

So how does it work?
Within SFX it uses the article you've just found to recommend 20 new articles that other users were also interested in.

How do I avail of this service:
Within your article search click on the SFX button:

A list of recommendations will appear under the link to the article:

Have you used this feature? Let us know what you think of it in the comments section below.

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