Category: Product Updates

Reference Universe Soon Also Accessible via EBSCO Discovery Service
14 September 2017 by Paratext Editorial


Reference Universe Soon Also Accessible via EBSCO Discovery Service

Paratext has reached an agreement to integrate Reference Universe: 1975-2018 metadata into EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). This means your patrons will soon be able to fully explore the contents of your major reference collection in detail via EDS — while practitioners, instruction librarians, and advanced users also retain access to the native Reference Universe interface. Based on recent surveys of our customers, this was the single (read more)




New See Similar Titles Feature in Reference Universe
18 May 2016 by Paratext Editorial


New See Similar Titles Feature in Reference Universe

Your Major Reference Collection contains unique data. The benefits are for all researchers, but particularly for advanced and graduate students looking to refine theses topics.  In order to expand the value of this more expanded query, Paratext has launched a redesigned Reference Universe with enhanced features, most specifically a See Similar Titles feature, using proximity of Library of Congress Classification to reveal titles otherwise missed.   (read more)




New Way to Explore the Periodicals of 19th Century Masterfile: 1106-1930
10 March 2016 by Paratext Editorial


New Way to Explore the Periodicals of 19th Century Masterfile: 1106-1930

After 18 years in the making, Paratext can finally introduce its newest, most exciting utility for The Commons. Library practitioners can now delve deeper into the content of 19th Century Masterfile: 1106-1930. We’ve created a new search function which allows you to search what is inside 19th Century Masterfile by Periodical Title, Index, and by Language. This utility allows library practitioners to explore the vast coverage of historical periodical literature within 19th Century (read more)




Modifications to Reference Universe for Web and Public Service Administrators
04 February 2016 by Paratext Editorial


Modifications to Reference Universe for Web and Public Service Administrators

Paratext has launched a newly designed interface for Reference Universe. Along with the redesign, two new enhancements have been deployed: Program Changes  * See Nearby Titles is now a programmed feature accessible at nearly all areas of the search architecture. This feature allows researchers to "Walk the Shelves" of both legacy print content and E-Reference titles, so other relevant content not necessarily returned in their specific search is revealed. * A new Hot Key (read more)




Reference Collection Analysis now Live
08 January 2016 by Paratext Editorial


Reference Collection Analysis now Live

New Inventory and Analysis Tools for your Major Reference Works Many library administrators are being pressed to inventory, relocate and/or weed their collection of Major Reference Works. But these expensive, non-circulating titles present a unique challenge. Where to start? The Reference Universe Collection Analysis module is now online--an extension of Paratext’s Reference Universe Usage Platform. This new module allows you to: Assess the coverage of your e-Reference titles (read more)




Paratext Launches New Resource Usage Platform
26 February 2015 by Paratext Editorial


Paratext Launches New Resource Usage Platform

Paratext is pleased to announce our new Resource Usage Platform. You can measure statistics on terms, titles found, most popular queries, and which data sources are being utilized. The platform is available for 19th Century Masterfile, Public Documents Masterfile, and Reference Universe. Observe how your reference collection is being utilized: Discover how e-resources and print usage compares. Use for deeper analysis for coordinating research programs and objectives. Use (read more)




eBooks Now More Visible in Reference Universe
18 February 2013 by Paratext Editorial


eBooks Now More Visible in Reference Universe

The way your library users have been doing research has been changing for some time. You see it every day, eBooks are becoming dominant in modern search habits. Reference Universe remains the only collection level discovery resource focused specifically on Major Reference Works.  Enriched metadata for over 10,000 Electronic Reference titles as well as over 30,000 of your library’s legacy print holdings are now online. With new, larger eBook icons incorporated (read more)




The New and Improved 19th Century Masterfile
19 December 2012 by Paratext Editorial


The New and Improved 19th Century Masterfile

A major enhancement to 19th Century Masterfile will be deployed in January 2013. This new enhancement includes: Faster links to the 20 million+ full text sources from both fee-based and Open Access repositories. Enhanced de-limiting functions–by date; by format; and by subject and more. Detailed resource descriptions to give users a better understanding of the context of their results. Simplified exporting of citation data in a variety of (read more)




See the New Public Documents Masterfile
16 October 2012 by Paratext Editorial


See the New Public Documents Masterfile

The best search tool for government documents discovery has undergone a transformation.Public Documents Masterfile has a look and feel that’s brand new and enhanced search features to go with it. We’ve kept the basics that make Public Documents Masterfile so valuable to government  documents librarians. You can still search for current and historical primary sources, government documents printed by the GPO and beyond, and for a great variety of research (read more)




Public Documents Masterfile Update: SuDoc Numbers, Ames and new ERIC records
10 October 2011 by Paratext Editorial


Public Documents Masterfile Update: SuDoc Numbers, Ames and new ERIC records

Public Documents Masterfile customers will be happy to learn that Paratext has added SuDoc numbers, LC card numbers and Item Numbers to many of the citations included in the GPO Monthly Catalog Subject Indexes (1895-1976).  Due to this inclusion, all government documents included in this index from 1947-1976 will now be considerably easier to access for Public Documents Masterfile users. Expanding the coverage of historical primary sources, we’ve also just added (read more)




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