IEEE Announces New Enhancements to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library

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IEEE Xplore will release its latest enhancement this week of 4 March 2013. In this release, users will now be able to search author names with more precision than ever.

What is Author Disambiguation?

In 2011, IEEE began an author name disambiguation initiative in support of the IEEE Xplore digital library.

Author disambiguation establishes authority files for authors and institutions by identifying all articles written by a given author or at a given institution, while simultaneously distinguishing between different authors having the same name.

With this enhancement, users will now be able to search on one name and receive accurate results on almost any variation of that name within the digital library. For example, searching for Norman Smith will pull up any articles this individual published under N. Smith or N.W. Smith.

Benefits of author name disambiguation in IEEE Xplore:

  •  Improved precision of results retrieval for author name searches.
  •  New author search interface with search fields for First Name, Middle Name (or middle initial) and Last Name to more accurate searching on only author names
  •  Save time in searching for the correct author: get accurate results faster.

About IEEE Xplore Digital Library

The IEEE Xplore digital library provides full text access to the world’s highest quality technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics. IEEE Xplore contains full text documents from IEEE journals, transactions, magazines, letters, conference proceedings, standards, and IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) publications. The database contains nearly two million documents in over 12,000 individual publications published since 1988 plus select content back to 1952. Through the CrossRef Search feature, IEEE Xplore also provides access to documents published by other leading publishers. The IEEE Xplore database contains the following IEEE and IEE publication collections:

  • Journals, transactions, and magazines published by the IEEE, dating from January 1988, with select content back to 1952.
  • Conference proceedings published by the IEEE, dating from January 1988, with select content back to 1953.
  • IEEE Standards, including superseded standards but not draft standards, dating from January 1988.
  • IEE journals, letters, magazines, and conference proceeding from 1988.

Links to IEEE Xplore are available on UML Libraries home page alphabetical index list or from the Engineering databases subject page.

IEEE releases its new Xplore Digital Library

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The new IEEE Xplore interface represents the most significant upgrade of the IEEE Xplore digital library since 2005. Designed to make searching for and finding relevant research easier and faster, the new interface includes several important customer-requested enhancements.

The new interface presents a clean, simple and more efficient design. A prominent browse tab and search box on every page provides quick access to valuable research.

Faceted search results and a new search engine greatly improve functionality and make finding the right information even easier. A drop-down list of search term alternative options helps in choosing more accurate keywords. After your search results return, the a group of “Refine/Expand Results” options lets you modify your search by multiple facets. You can also search within your results.

Several personalization options for guests, members and users at subscribing institutions allow you to set search preferences using multiple criteria. Create up to 15 personalized saved searches with the option to receive e-mail alerts or RSS feeds when new relevant content is uploaded. Users can sign up for personal accounts to take advantage of the many other options.

The browse button is featured throughout IEEE Xplore and a new browse page now lets users browse by Content Type, Title or Subject. With Subject browsing, you’ll get to see popular technology topics and related content.

For more information, view a short overview video, download a two-page  “Getting Started” tip sheet, or view this PowerPoint presentation in PDF format.