ArticlesPlus Browser Bookmarklet
November 19, 2010
Ever visited a web page and wanted to find more information, from the academic or popular press, on the same subject? This bookmarklet will automatically search ArticlesPlus for the title of the page you are visiting. (You can edit the query if you like, to remove or add other keywords.)
What It Does
Say, for example, you're on the Wikipedia page for President Franklin Roosevelt. You want to quickly find scholarly articles about him. Click the bookmarklet and you're given a box to edit the search query:
Click "OK" and you're taken to an ArticlesPlus search results page for that same query:
Where to Get It
The ArticlesPlus bookmarklet is on the University Library's MLibrary Labs site.
This bookmarklet is based on a similar one developed by Barbara Arnett and Valerie Forrestal at the Stevens Institute of Technology's S.C. Williams Library.
Nice. I've been wanting to do something like this at my own place of work for a while, but haven't found the time (or the time to convince my institution to make it a priority).
Can you remind us the technical infrastructure behind your ArticlePlus service? Is it Ex Libris Metalib? Something else?
Posted by: firstname.lastname@example.org at November 20, 2010 05:42 PM
ArticlesPlus uses Serials Solutions' Summon -- its API, to be precise.
We are a Metalib customer, and our implementation (branded "Search Tools") is still available for those who want it -- but ArticlesPlus has proven much for effective for many more of our patrons.
Posted by: varnum at November 22, 2010 08:27 AMLogin to leave a comment. If you don't have already have a University of Michigan uniqname, create a Friend account -- all you need is a valid email address.