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IEEE Xplore debuts new interface


Feb. 13, 2010 – A new interface for IEEE Xplore Digital Library debuts today. Designed for improved navigation and functionality, the new interface enhances the search and browse tools in a clean, simple and more efficient design. A prominent browse tab and search box on every page provides quick access to valuable research.

Improved search capabilities

Faceted search results and a new search engine greatly improve functionality and make finding the right information even easier.

  • Smart "Refine this Search" capabilities allow you to refine or expand results by multiple facets
  • Convenient type-ahead shortens searching time
  • Functional search breadcrumb trail lets you easily remove search elements
  • Automatic search suggestion intuitively corrects spelling
  • Post-search sort options provide results display flexibility
  • Global search box on every page lets users start a new search from anywhere

New personalization features

Several personalization options allow you to set search preferences using multiple criteria. Create up to 15 personalized saved searches with the option to receive email alerts or RSS feeds when new relevant content is uploaded. Users can sign up for personal accounts to take advantage of the many options.

However, any Table of Contents Alert searches will not carry over to the new interface and will have to be set up again in the new system, by following these steps:

  1. After the new site goes live, register for a personal account or use your existing Web account User Name and Password
  2. Sign in with your personal account
  3. Go to "My Settings" then "Preferences" and add your e-mail address to your personal preferences
  4. Click "Manage Alerts" on the home page to be taken to the Table of Contents Alerts page
  5. Select the check box next to each title for which you want to receive updates by e-mail, and then click "Update"

Expanded browse 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.


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