29 December 2009 News Releases

Serials Solutions Releases New and Improved 360 Search

Serials Solutions' new and improved 360 Search federated search service combines the best features of the Serials Solutions 360 Search and WebFeat platforms. It gives users the power to control their search and librarians the power to deliver the best results.

Serials Solutions today announced the launch of the new and improved 360 Search federated search service. The new service combines the best features of the Serials Solutions 360 Search and WebFeat platforms with new and improved capabilities that give users the power to control their search and librarians the power to deliver the best results.

“The recent acquisition of WebFeat by Serials Solutions changed the federated search market,” says Rob Mercer, General Manager of Serials Solutions. “We were given the opportunity to combine the top two leading federated search services into the single most powerful and feature-packed solution available. The New 360 Search combines proven technology, world-class service, phenomenal support, and great value to create a complete research toolbox.”

The new 360 Search is full of tools that make it easy to search and quickly find the most relevant and useful content. A streamlined administration console enables simplified branding and resource sharing for library groups. The simple search interface unifies results for e-journals, eBooks, and local holdings. It then sorts thousands of results into clusters and facets that make it easy to cut through clutter and find meaningful content.

360 Search now provides access to over 4,600 databases worldwide through more than 2300 of the most accurate connections available. 360 Search also now supports localization in over twenty languages, with the ability for users to change interface language on the fly.

The new and improved 360 Search includes 360 Core and is managed through the Serials Solutions Client Center, the central location for easy administration of all Serials Solutions 360 services and access-point for the Serials Solutions Support Center and User Community.


About Serials Solutions

Founded by a librarian for librarians in 2000, Serials Solutions is the global leader in E-Resource Access and Management Services (ERAMS) that serves more than 2,000 libraries of all sizes and types. Serials Solutions® KnowledgeWorks, the authoritative e-resource knowledgebase, is the foundation for Serials Solutions® 360, the only complete and integrated e-resource access and management solution. Serials Solutions recently introduced the Summon™ web-scale discovery service, a revolutionary tool that provides instant access to the full breadth of the library’s collection through a single search.

Serials Solutions also is the exclusive source for Ulrichsweb.com™ and Ulrich’s Serials Analysis System™ worldwide, and represents the AquaBrowser® Discovery Layer in the academic market in North America and Australia. The WebFeat® federated search service is also part of the Serials Solutions family of access and discovery services.

Serials Solutions provides fast implementation, easy customization, and outstanding value to libraries throughout the world.

Serials Solutions is a business unit of ProQuest LLC.

About ProQuest

ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research, discovery, and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the expertise of such respected brands as CSA™, UMI®, Chadwyck-Healey™, SIRS®, and eLibrary®.  With Serials Solutions®, Ulrich’s™, RefWorks®, COS™, Dialog®, and now Bowker® part of the ProQuest brand family, the company supports the breadth of the information community with innovative discovery solutions that power the business of books and the best in research experience. 

More than a content provider or aggregator, ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. Through innovative, user-centered discovery technology, ProQuest offers billions of pages of global content that includes historical newspapers, dissertations, and uniquely relevant resources for researchers of any age and sophistication—including content not likely to be digitized by others. Inspired by its customers and their end users, ProQuest is working toward a future that blends information accessibility with community to further enhance learning and encourage lifelong enrichment.

For more information, visit http://www.proquest.com or the ProQuest parent company website, http://www.cambridgeinformationgroup.com.