Market basket libraries

  • Do they have a single search-box article search?
  • How is it presented in context?

(See below for breakdown by product.)

Brown (Summon, VuFind)

Cal Tech (No discovery product found)
  • Previously (Fall 2010): Ex Libris MetaLib

Carnegie Mellon (Summon, VuFind)
  • Previously (Fall 2010): Ex Libris MetaLib
  • Looks like they're using VuFind to format the results from both Summon and the catalog (similar to Brown)

Case Western Reserve (Summon)
  • Previously (Fall 2010): WebFeat

Clarkson (No discovery product found)
  • Previously (Fall 2010): Serials Solutions 360 Search

Columbia (Summon, Blacklight)
  • Previously (Fall 2010): Ex Libris MetaLib
  • Looks like they use Summon for article searching, Blacklight to index and present results from Summon, catalog, institutional repository, and library website.
  • CLIO Beta searches the catalog, articles, and the library website, CLIO is just the catalog.
  • Information about CLIO Beta

Cornell (Summon, Blacklight)
  • Previously (Spring 2013) Summon
  • Previously (Fall 2010) used EBSCOhost as general article search, recommended searching WoS for science. Before that, they had WebFeat.
  • Catalog search uses WorldCat Local, "Articles, Ebooks..." search uses Summon.
  • About Summon
  • Search Tips: Articles

Dartmouth (Summon, with a custom AJAX interface)
  • Previously (Fall 2010): Summon
  • Some subject guides also include a Summon search box
  • About Summon page
  • Custom AJAX interface used to present results from Summon, catalog, and library web site together on results screen (uses Google site search API, Summon API, and screen scraping of AirPac for catalog results)
  • An Evaluation of Serials Solutions Summon (2009)

Georgetown (Summon)
  • Previously (Spring 2013): Google Scholar
  • Previously (Fall 2010): Custom software developed with TDNet
  • Articles search goes to Google Scholar (radio buttons for Google Scholar, e-journal list (search by title))

Georgia Tech (EBSCO Discovery Service for articles, VuFind for catalog)
  • Previously (Fall 2010) Ex Libris Metalib with open source Xerxes interface

Lehigh (No discovery product found, using VuFind for catalog)
  • Previously (Fall 2010): No multi-database search found

MIT (EBSCO Discovery Service)

Northwestern (Primo with Primo Central Index)
  • Previously (Fall 2013): Primo with Primo Central Index, MetaLib
  • Previously (Fall 2010): Ex Libris MetaLib
  • "Try our new search tool" - Ex Libris Primo with Primo Central Index
  • Articles search goes to Ex Libris MetaLib
  • Email from M. North at Northwestern - Summary: They do not include MetaLib results in their Primo interface, because results returned were too slow and it only returns 30 at a time. They are retaining MetaLib for research faculty and others who are comfortable for the MetaLib interface, because MetaLib covers resources that are not available in Primo.

Princeton (Summon, and Primo for books)
  • Previously (Fall 2010): WebFeat
  • "Books+" uses Primo
  • "Articles+" uses Summon
    • By default, it excludes Newspaper articles - I think I have seen at least one other library do this.
  • SearchIt@PUL FAQs

Purdue (Primo, with Primo Central Index)
  • Previously (Fall 2010): Ex Libris MetaLib

Rice (EBSCOhost Discovery Service)
  • Previously (Fall 2010): Serials Solutions 360 Search with Serials Solutions Aquabrowser interface
  • OneSearch Quick Guide

Rochester Institute of Technology (Summon)

Stanford (custom software developed with Deep Web Technologies, BlackLight/SearchWorks)
  • "Books & Media" tab - SearchWorks is an interface to the catalog based on Blacklight
  • "Search everything" tab - uses BlackLight/SearchWorks API to present results from Books & Media, Library Website, Databases, Articles & e-Resources together (see Search section of A brief technical primer on Stanford's new library website for more information. Links to xSearch, which is a federated search for articles - custom software developed with Deep Web Technologies.
  • SearchWorks blog
  • About xSearch

SUNY Albany (EBSCO Discovery Service)
  • Previously (Fall 2010) No multi-database search found.

SUNY Binghamton (Primo (with Primo Central Index), MetaLib)

SUNY Buffalo (Summon and VuFind)
  • Previously (Fall 2010): Serials Solutions 360 Search
  • Summon is used for articles, VuFind is used to present results from Summon and the catalog.

Stevens Institute of Technology (Summon)
  • Previously (Fall 2010): Serials Solutions 360 Search

Syracuse (Summon)

University of Rochester (Summon)
  • Previously (Fall 2010): Ex Libris MetaLib with custom-programmed interface (built in ColdFusion, now ported to Drupal))

Virginia Tech (Summon)

Worcester Polytechnic (Summon)

Yale (Summon)
  • Previously (Spring 2013): Metalib, VuFind for catalog
  • Previously (Fall 2010): Ex Libris MetaLib
  • MetaLib is used for Find Articles and Find Databases
  • YuFind presents results from the catalog, and is built with VuFind.


Breakdown by product (Summer 2014)
Serials Solutions Summon (total): 16
EBSCO Discovery Service: 4
Primo w/ Primo Central Index (total): 3 (2 only have Primo w/ PCI, 1 also has MetaLib)
No one-box article search: 3
MetaLib: 1 (That library also has Primo w/ PCI.)
Custom software developed with Deep Web Technologies: 1

Breakdown by product (Fall 2012)
Serials Solutions Summon (total): 14
No one-box article search: 3
Primo w/ Primo Central Index (total): 3 (1 only has Primo w/ PCI, 2 also have MetaLib)
EBSCO Discovery Service: 3
MetaLib: 4 (2 only have MetaLib, 2 also have Primo w/ PCI)
Google Scholar: 1
Custom software developed with Deep Web Technologies: 1

Breakdown by product (Fall 2010)

Ex Libris MetaLib (total): 13
- default interface: 9
- with open source Xerxes interface: 2
- with custom-programmed interface: 2

Serials Solutions 360 Search (total): 5
- default interface: 4
- with Serials Solutions Aquabrowser interface: 1

No one-box article search: 3

Webfeat: 2

Custom software (total): 2
- developed with Deep Web Technologies: 1
- developed with TDNet: 1

Serials Solutions Summon: 1

EBSCOhost/WoS: 1