Lib4RI-Update #28: New Search Tool


Our new Search Tool for articles, books, and journals provides search results from various external sources in a well-organized bento box style. The search for journals does not only indicate coverage availability, but also displays Open Access (OA) publishing information for each journal.

When searching for journal articles, researchers at Eawag, Empa, PSI, and WSL usually search in databases such as Scopus or Web of Science. Furthermore, our repository DORA contains all publications from the four research institutes and is widely used. And, last but not least, our library catalog is frequently searched for books. It is precisely these different sources that we are now bringing together in a joint search, displaying the results clearly as bento boxes on a single page. Try it out!

A second tab allows you to search for journals. You will be able to easily identify which journals are accessible online via Lib4RI. Additionally, we also provide information relevant to publishing OA in these journals. Each journal entry displays whether Lib4RI has an OA agreement with the publisher and if the journal is Gold OA based on its inclusion in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). If the journal is hybrid, you will see selected, relevant Green OA options according to the SherpaRomeo database.

The new Search Tool is not a large database of its own, but brings together up-to-date information from several existing external sources. It was realised in a few months and is available open source to all interested parties. We are now releasing it in a beta version and plan further development.

Check it out! We are happy to receive your feedback.

Read the entire Lib4RI Update #28.

See also: Lib4RI-Update archive