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Feature Request Resolved

[4/8/15 @ 10:55 am - Matthew]

I asked Springshare whether we could have the Database A-Z search target more than just Database titles. In our usability test on April 2nd, we saw folks start typing keyword searches into the field so quickly that the placeholder text disappeared before they realized that the search only worked on known items (titles).

[4/8/15 @ 3:35 pm - Matthew]

From Springshare:

The search box for databases is currently a filter. It says title search, but it will pick up on descriptions as well. (I've seen this be an issue with the ovid nursing database, for example- it pulls in "provides" in descriptions as well)

This is on our list of things we'd like to fix. We want to adjust the search features so that this is an actual search, rather than a filter.

[3/2/16 @ 1:30 pm - Matthew]

I asked Springshare about this:

we are currently working on a major update to searching, which would include making the A-Z page searchable. We would like to do this soon, but again, giving you any firm dates is not possible.

[5/9/16 @ 11:55 am - Matthew]

The most recent update to LibGuides search functionality made the Database search much more effective. Search now checks mapped subjects, full-text of descriptions, and other metadata in the record.

This issue was reported on 4/8/15 and resolved on 5/9/16.