EBSCOhost Integrated Search (EHIS) allows users to simultaneously search EBSCO databases as well as all other electronic resources, including those from other database aggregators, OPACs and publisher packages. However, unlike traditional federated search products, true integration is possible with EHIS as libraries can now apply the powerful EBSCOhost search experience to all of their other electronic information resources.
Taking Federated Searching to a New Level
EHIS takes federated searching to a higher level by providing access to all of an institution’s EBSCOhost and other (non-EBSCO) resources in a single, integrated search experience:
- Non-EBSCO databases & content sources
- EBSCO databases
Rapid Return of Search Results
EHIS provides fast response times, allowing search results to trickle in without delaying the user. Search results are presented in a tiered format—library administrators control which sources go into each “tier” for searching purposes. Results from the top tier are quickly presented, while content from subsequent tiers loads off to the side and can easily be added to the Result List at the discretion of the user. Conversely, most federated search services wait for all results to load before presenting any.