“What am I searching?”
Optimizing the HOLLIS+ Articles tab
May 18, 2015
Sponsored by the Search & Discovery Initiative
What is the HOLLIS+ Articles tab (and how does it work?)
“Lighting round” demos from:
University of Notre Dame
Open discussion and questions
Slides for this event are posted here:
Or go to wiki.harvard.edu and search for:
What am I searching
Primo Central Index
data Local data
Journal articles, book
chapters, e-books, newspaper
articles, images, digital
objects, open source content,
over 900,000,000 records
Content of Primo Central Index DOES NOT EQUAL Harvard e-resources
Gale, ProQuest, MLA, Oxford
Reference, Elsevier, Wiley,
Web of Science, Nature,
JSTOR, HathiTrust, etc.
How it works: Primo checks our e-resource holdings to determine whether or
not to display “view online” link:
When linking out to full-text, Harvard’s subscription source is often
different from the PCI record source:
Are all Harvard’s databases in PCI?
No. Most of our database providers also supply records to PCI – but some do not. For
instance, many EBSCO databases are not in PCI.
This does not mean that EBSCO content is not in PCI: As we saw earlier, the metadata
could come directly from the journal publisher (Taylor & Francis) but link out to one of
our EBSCO databases (Business Source Complete):
For more info, see:
Why are there so many duplicate records in PCI?
Because the same content is being provided from different sources.
PCI does “FRBR-ize,” but only for exact duplicates.
Demo of E-books in PCI:
Sources of PCI content, including complete list of
Information about PCI content under investigation,
including EBSCO databases: