By Susan Moon (Resource Liaison), UC Santa Barbara

The H. W. Wilson Company has released an improved interface with upgrades to a number of features. The first change is in the section where the user chooses the database or databases to be searched. The database selected by the user is shown, but user has the option of clicking on the “Open Database Selection Area” link and selecting additional databases to be searched during the current session.

Another new feature is hit term highlighting.  The search term is highlighted wherever it appears, whether it is in the article title, the abstract, or the subject field.  This feature will make it easier for users to see where the term is being used in order to better determine if the article is pertinent.

Wilson’s presentation of UC-eLinks has changed.  Instead of being embedded in the frame, UC-eLinks now opens in a new window. Once the preferred option is selected, the screen has to be closed to get back to the result/search screens.  This is similar to how UC-eLinks works in most of our databases.

Collected citations can now be formatted for citation management software (EndNote, ProCite, etc.).  Once citations have been selected for addition to such a package, the user selects the “Print Email Export” box, then selects “email” and fills in the address and subject, if desired.  Once the types of fields are chosen or the default is picked, then the user clicks “Format for exporting to Bibliographic Software” and any other options.  The email is then sent to the user in a field-delimited format.

Lastly, access to the journal directory is now a single click link rather than a two-step process.  The user selects a database and can then choose to modify the type of journal sought or simply look at the entire list.

If you have additional suggestions, please email them to me (Susan Moon) at

CDL note: Susan is the Resource Liaison for Art Fulltext and Art Retrospective.  The other RLs with databases on the Wilson platform are Diane Childs for Education Full Text and Library Literature and Ken Firestein for Reader’s Guide Retrospective.