NUsearch is a new search service under development which will support learning and research at The University of Nottingham.

Try NUsearch, let us know what you think by completing our feedback survey.

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NUsearch will:

  • cover a wide range of digital and printed information sources - not just the University’s libraries but the whole world of academic information (currently it covers the University’s print and digital library collections and a very wide range of journal articles)
  • search faster and better than existing services like UNLOC and eLibrary Gateway
  • deliver e-books and e-journals straight to any networked device
  • make it easy to get printed materials from the University’s libraries
  • include your reviews and tags for items you’ve read
  • be accessible when and where you want it

UNLOC and eLibrary Gateway

While NUsearch is still a work in progress, you can continue to use UNLOC and eLibrary Gateway - these will remain as alternatives throughout the development of NUsearch.  

Let us know what you think

NUsearch will be in development throughout 2013 which means that it may still have some bugs in it, and it may be temporarily unavailable from time to time. 

Use the feedback survey to tell us:

  • what’s good and what’s bad about it
  • what’s missing- or doesn’t work properly
  • if it suits the way you want to work? 

Your feedback will help shape it into the service you need.

All feedback will be considered and you can stay up-to-date with comments and suggestions under consideration on this page. 

Your feedback so far

In the first month of testing NUsearch, 210 users provided feedback through our online questionnaire.
To the first question “Please give an overall rating to this service using a scale of 1 to 4, where 1 is very poor and 4 is very good”, there were positive (rating 3 or 4) responses from 94.3% of respondents.

Many interesting and constructive comments have been received. From them we have identified these areas for further consideration:

  • search options - the right places to search, and the right ways to specify the search
  • recall - does a search in NUsearch find everything it should ?
  • precision/relevance - do your search results contain relevant items in a helpful order?
  • presentation of results – does NUsearch help you use the results you’ve found
  • interface appearance and Usability – is the site simple, clear and friendly to use ?
  • login – is it clear when and how you need to login ? Could it be easier ?
  • navigation – is it easy to move around theNUsearch website
  • accessibility – support for different browsers; ability to resize the screen/change resolution

Libraries, Research and Learning Resources

King's Meadow Campus
Lenton Lane
Nottingham, NG7 2NR

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