Monday, January 19, 2009

Launch new search engine PurpleSearch

Monday Januari 12th 2009 the new search engine PurpleSearch went "live"for the staff and students of the University of Groningen and the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG).

Wat is PurpleSearch?

PurpleSearch (PS) is an experimental search engine for the simultaneous or federated search of scientific literature databases. in total PurpleSearch is searching in 100+ resources at the same time, catalogues, bibliographical databases, fulltext journals and e-booksover of which the metadata can be searched. In most cases the searched resources are licenced databases, but also freely available data-sets are included, like Google Scholar.

There is a Widgetbox widget available:
and a iGoogle Gadget with tabs, but also a Netvibes widget

Currently the search through the PurpleSearch widgets and gadgets is being channeled through the Central Medical Library Toolbar and focussed on a set of 8 major relevant medical databases (PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, PiCarta, Cinahl, Cochrane ...)

Interested? Contact us for a demo account, at .
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