The JHU Libraries are proud to launch Catalyst, a new interface for the JHU catalog, designed to make searching simpler and smarter.
There is a search box for the new interface on SAIS Library's homepage, so you use Catalyst now.
- Simplicity: A clean, uncluttered first screen with a simple keyword search box that searches all fields (title, author, subject, call numbers, etc).
- Relevance-ranked results: Your search results are returned with the most relevant items at the top of the list. Or sort by year (newest to oldest), author, or title.
- Intuitive searching: Refine your search using suggested limits that ensure accuracy without requiring knowledge of the Library of Congress subject headings.
- Search results screens show you the terms you used to get to that result and allow you to easily remove specific criteria.
- Date slider: Refine results to a particular span of years with the date slider feature.
- Ebook access: Electronic books and other non-print materials are much easier to find in Catalyst.
- Account management: Renew materials, request materials, update personal information, access saved searches, or add titles to a “bookmarked” list.
- Cite this: Get citation suggestions in MLA or APA style for your results.
- Text/e-mail options: Email or text book information so you can find your book in the stacks or have it in your saved texts/emails for later use.
- Bookmarking searches: You can create a search and bookmark (using your browser's bookmarking feature). When you click on the bookmark again, it will re-run the search, updating the results set. Easy!
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