Gale Cengage’s responsive design platform went live April 2, 2015.
The new interface has now been tweaked to make it easier for users to “search within” results. Gale has now added back the “Search within results” option into the tool box on the right-hand side of the results screen, directly below the summary of results by type of publication. This change is due to the overwhelming response from libraries that users could no longer find the “Search within results” functionality when it had been moved to the main search bar at the top of the screen. Having it only visible if users knew to click on the drop down arrow to the right of the search box was not at all intuitive for users.
Overall, the responsive design platform:
- Creates a common user experience across GVRL, InfoTrac and In Context (except Global Issues In Context) products)
- Improves usability for both desktop and mobile researchers
- Increases accessibility for those with disabilities like low vision or blindness
This post was written by mheroux on May 1, 2015