SOLAR was upgraded on Monday 21st January which introduced a number of new features:
default search now searches everything so you'll get results including
books, journals, videos and also articles, book chapters and other
scholarly material. You can use the options on the left hand side to
narrow down the results if you need to.
Refine my results - more options
new option has been added to 'Refine my results' so that you can choose
more than one option from each section. You can also exclude options.
Simply click on the more links to see the additional options.
is a brand new feature which allows you to personalise your search
results. When you log into Solar via 'My Account' you'll be given the
option to choose your degree level and subject interests. This is
You can later change or remove
your selections by logging into 'My Account', choosing 'Personal
Settings' and then edit 'Personalise your results'.
you choose to turn this option on you'll still see the same results but
the results which are more relevant to your choices will be sent to the
top of the list.
Browse by Shelfmark
A new option which allows you to browse print books by Shelfmark - available from the top menu.
A Facebook Like button now appears next to each result so you can post results to your Facebook page.
Advanced search - date range
You can now enter a precise date range in advanced search (previously you could only choose an option such as last 5 years).
Export records in RIS format
can now be exported in RIS format so they can be imported into EndNote.
Find this option under Send to in the Details tab.
We hope you'll find these new features useful, if you have any feedback or would like any help using Solar please contact the Library .