Making Research Easier for Everyone: Literature Search Management and Sharing on Dialog
February 12, 2021
We’re very happy to announce the launch of a set of new literature search management features on the Dialog platform – shared searches and the Shared with Me workspace.
No matter what industry you work in, if you’re an information professional that needs to deliver research for end-users, your time is always at a premium. Now more than ever you have to support these end-users to find the information they need as well as doing the rest of your role. And we know the challenges you face when it comes to juggling search requests from end-users and sharing the results of your searches with them.
The new features solve two of the biggest challenges facing information professionals in all business sectors – how to organise and share searches with end-user researchers.
The challenge has been how to give end-users one click access to the complex searches that information professionals have created. Too often, information professionals have to create searches for each end-user request that comes in, which can quickly reduce the time you’ve got available for other tasks.
But with search management and sharing on Dialog you can empower your fellow information professionals and end-users to independently collect data most suitable for their research questions and projects by using your own customizable shared workspace on Dialog. This helps free up your time as an information professional, as you can share searches for common end-user requests, and allow the user to run the search themselves.
You can organize and share your alert and saved (non-alerting) search strategies in Dialog. You can create a custom, multi-level folder hierarchy to organize and store your saved searches and alerts. All registered users of Dialog within your organization can then effortlessly view, save and run the search queries that you have created within the Shared with Me workspace.
Take a look below at this quick overview video of the shared searches feature and the Shared with Me workspace.
There are also exclusive training videos for Dialog users – just click on the ‘Help’ button in the nav bar, go to ‘Video Tutorials’ and find the ‘Dialog Alerts and Saved Searches’ playlist to watch the relevant videos.
Of course, if you’re not a Dialog user but know that these features will be a massive benefit to you and your team, why not get in touch with us? We can discuss your needs and how Dialog’s range of search features will be able to help. Just drop us a note on firstname.lastname@example.org to get the conversation started.
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