The Emory Libraries have now integrated the bX Recommender Service from Ex Libris with discoverE and the "Find It @ Emory" (SFX) menu. bX gathers anonymous usage statistics from both Emory and from other institutions to identify relevant articles that have been accessed by other researchers.
Heather Williams, the library's Team Leader for Electronic and Continuing Resources, comments:
If you search for an article from within discoverE, you will need to click on the "Recommendations" tab in the results list to see the bX recommendations (see screen shot 1 below, and attached). If you search for an article from within an e-journal or Google Scholar and click on the "FindIt@Emory" link, you will see the bX recommendations within the SFX/FindIt menu.
(Click on the thumbnails to view the full-sized images.)
Heather Williams continues:
Please keep in mind that there may be articles for which no recommendations yet exist. The bX database is constantly updating based on the usage data of contributing institutions. The Emory Libraries are (anonymously) contributing our usage data to bX to help create a richer database for all users.
Also, please note that this service works only for articles, not for books.
Your feedback on this new product is welcome. Please use either the blue "support and feedback" link in discoverE or email Heather Williams directly with your questions and comments. Her email is hrwilli at emory dot edu.
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