FindIT- a revolutionary new search research tool for AMC students, faculty and staff
The Health Sciences Library has acquired and launched a next-generation search engine for the Anschutz Medical Campus. This research tool offers unprecedented “one stop shopping” for 98% of the electronic resources that the library makes available to the campus.
What is FindIt?
In FindIt, journal article search results are displayed alongside books. Full text journal articles are instantly apparent – watch for the simple yellow Full Text icon.
To refine your search, FindIt offers a number of links, or “facets” down the left side of the web page. These links are similar to what you find at popular web sites such as Amazon.com; you can narrow your search to journal articles, full text, or by subject simply by choosing the appropriate facet. Clicking facet links lets you “drill down” to narrow your search very quickly, rather than having to type more terms.
Curious about journal impact factors? Or how many times an individual article has been cited? FindIt will integrate Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports data directly in its search results – without you having to search a separate database.
We will retain all of the library’s direct links to individual resources. We know that these resources have their own native search syntax – what you use for searching will depend on the situation – but our hope is that you’ll give FindIt a try. You may search from the searchbox on our homepage or search FindIt directly by clicking on the link under Top Resources.
We think FindIt will speed up, unify, and simplify your research process, particularly when you are just getting started on a new question or topic. We are eager for your feedback, questions and comments. Please leave a comment here, submit a comment from the feedback form in FindIt, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch this space for FindIt tips and tricks