MarinLit updated and out of beta

Reposted from an earlier version (first online May 2014)

We have now come to the end of the beta-testing phase for MarinLit. We would like to say thank you to all the beta testers who have provided us with their valuable feedback so far. It’s not too late to have your say – if you have any comments on MarinLit or ideas for future developments, please do get in touch. You can either click on the Feedback button on each page or send an email via the Contact Us page.

We have recently rolled out an update to MarinLit that significantly builds on the functionality already established. Most importantly, we have added the ability to search using all of the Bibliographic, Compound and Taxonomy data in a single search. We have also added to and improved some other areas of MarinLit – see below for more details.

Updated features in MarinLit:

Combined searching

It is now possible to combine any and all of the Bibliographic, Compound and Taxonomy searches. To do this, simply start in one search, fill in the criteria, and then navigate to the next search using the blue buttons at the top of the page. Your search criteria will be carried across to the new search page.

Improved marine categories

Marine categories are now arranged by type in a hierarchy. All categories within a group can now be searched by selecting the top level group.

Improved taxonomy data

Once a taxonomic name is selected, both higher and lower levels of the taxonomy are restricted only to possible combinations.

Improved results filtering

Results can now be filtered by marine category, in addition to author and journal.

Improved bibliographic search

The Bibliographic search has been streamlined and the marine categories are now searchable by hierarchy.

Full details of how to use the new features are available on the How to Search page.

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