Himmelfarb Headlines - September / October 2018

New Library Web Page Designed for Quick Access to Most Used Services

New Library Web Page Design for Quick Access to Popular Services

Himmelfarb Library rolled out a new library home page in tandem with the library’s new search service at the end of July. The result is a streamlined and sleeker tool that retains many of the elements of the old page, but with a new layout that features the most frequently used content.  The site is designed for both desktop and mobile environments.

«   The Health Information @ Himmelfarb search box is the central feature of the new page and allows users to search for journal articles, books, and book chapters and also allows users to search the library website.  Click the down arrow by the Collections default to switch to Site Search.  Site Search includes research guides and other Himmelfarb web page content.

«   The Popular Resources box has quick links to frequently used databases, clinical tools, and journals and provides links to full lists of resources.  The institutional repository, Health Sciences Research Commons, is also included here.

«   The library’s curated Research Guides are now front and center.  Users can navigate quickly to Citation help or filter guides by their school or subject area.

«   Resources, Services, and About drop down menu functions were retained from the old site but streamlined to remove duplication and located prominently at the top of the page.
«   What’s New is at top right and features what’s new on our blog, links to new books, and news about library services.

«   Quick navigation to social media sites, email, Blackboard, and other GW libraries is located at the bottom of the page

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