May 10, 2011 – We track common searches in Addison to improve your search experience. (We gather aggregate data; we can't track individual searches or associate searches with patrons.) Here are the top 20 searches for the 2010-2011 academic year:
Note that a lot of these searches are database names. While we recommend you use the Database Title Search to look up databases (it's more complete than what's listed in Addison), we have made improvements to the way databases are displayed in Addison. We have also added common misspellings, like psychinfo, so these searches will still return useful results.
We added an entry in Addison for our EndNote software license that directs users to both the download site and our local webpage on Endnote.
Harry Potter is probably used more as an example search than people looking for those books and videos. The next trending title is Mad Men, and yes, we have seasons one through three on DVD.
Lots of people tried a keyword search for dvd to see a list of our DVDs and that doesn't work very well. You can see an alphabetical list, do a Local Call Number search for DVD to see them in the order they were purchased, or try keyword, title, or author searches and use the Film and Video limit option on any Addison screen.
Finally, lots of people were searching for rosetta stone, which is likely the language learning software and not the artifact from Egypt. We've added many languages to the Language Resource Center. All of those languages are listed in Addison, but they're not something you can check out.
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