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Add ability to search within the journal. Many times I would be difficult to find the article using the volume only.

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      • Joseph Conrad commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's hard to believe that this fundamental feature hasn't been sorted out yet. Please add. The inability to search within or across journals based on keyword, title, author, year is essential for efficient searching. Currently, I end up using one or more outside search engines to get all the appropriate information and then tediously search through the journal issues on Browzine. It bums me out when I open Browzine's app or website. Please help.

      • Carrie Jordan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Looks like it's been six years since this idea was first proposed here, but I'm in favor of it, too. Many times I've thought that a certain journal available through BrowZine would have a useful article, but I have to use a separate database to find it. Would love to be able to do it within the BrowZine UI.

      • Holly Stevens commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm with the others. It seems it would remove an extra step to be able to search for a topic or "phrase" within the content of the journals. Browzine is a great platform but seems to be missing a crucial component for really efficient searches

      • Stephen Francoeur commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I just finished reviewing all the feature requests (100 as of today) and think this is the most essential and critical thing that Browzine is missing and the one thing that makes me reluctant to make this tool more central on our library website. I've long been envious of the integration that customers of the Summon service have that let them use the Summon API to embed a search box in the Serials Solutions e-journal portal.

        https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/360_Services/E-Journal_Portal/0Product_Documentation/Administration/E-Journal_Portal_2.0_Tab_in_the_Admin_Console/360_Core%3A_E-Journal_Portal_Administration_Console_--_2.0_Results_Page_Options

        For an example of this, see this example of a search for "journal of social psychology" in the University of Richmond's Boatman Library e-journal search tool:

        https://we4mf3mv5e.search.serialssolutions.com/ejp/?libHash=WE4MF3MV5E#/search/?searchControl=title&searchType=alternate_title_begins&criteria=journal%20of%20social%20psychology&language=en-US&titleType=JOURNALS

        We'd like to be able to draw on the Primo API to embed a search box in the Browzine interface (specifically, in the landing page of any given journal).

      • Raul commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Searching for a specific terms within a journal is a really important feature.
        It would be great to see it in the next udpdate of the app!
        Thanks!

      • Abraham Arias commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The president took nearly 3 years to respond to this idea. Not only that, such a seemingly basic feature has not been implemented since this request 5 years ago. Wow.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would be great to use a search engine to look through the entirety of a journals back catalogue using boolean operators and advanced search options. It feels like a necessary feature for academic research. Brilliant to have to direct access to specific journals through this portal, but really need to be able target certain keywords to make it useful.

      • Krista Koch commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I recently sent an inquiry about a search tool for a specific topic/article amongst the journals and was asked to vote on this page. I'm glad there is a discussion about this topic. Having the ability to search for a specific topic within a journal would definitely be beneficial and way more time efficient. Although I also believe it would be best to have the ability to search for a topic/subject/article and find all relatable articles within all the different journals. Focusing on one journal may limit the results and searching one at a time within the different journals for comparisons is not time efficient. There are wonderful journals and articles, but better access to retrieving the information you need is necessary.

      • Thomas Gutjahr commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        When introducing Browzine, many users ask me how they can search. So searching within Browzine is one of the most-missed features: search within a journals's TOC, search within my saved articles, search for keywords, search for authors, etc. etc.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This seems like an essential to me, I'd love to use this for saving all relevant articles to my PhD and using this to organise them so nicely

      • ThomasG commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Completely agree and would like to add that in addition to search within a journal, other sub-searches would be useful: search within a date range (... I remember there was an article on a clinical trial on asthma last year - but don't remember the author nor journal...).

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