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SuperSearch Springs Into Summer

SuperSearch's launch makes summer a blast! On May 13, Twin Cities Library unveiled SuperSearch, a single search for articles, books, and more.

Those who like Google will love SuperSearch. SuperSearch enables users to:

  • search 180 million academic resources
  • find articles, books, eBooks, streaming videos, assessment tests, and more in one search
  • copy and paste APA and AMA citations into a reference list
  • save searches and resources to your account
  • organize resources into folders
  • get email notifications when new articles on your topic are published

SuperSearch can be accessed from the Twin Cities Library homepage. Learn more by reading our FAQs or by viewing the interactive tutorial. Check it out, and let us know what you think.

Website Gets a New Look for Summer

Summer is here, and Twin Cities Library is ready for it! Twin Cities Librarians streamlined and simplified the library website, making it easier than ever for students, faculty, and staff to find and access information. These updates include rejuvenated subject guides and resource pages, along with the integration of SuperSearch subject profiles. These changes are merely cosmetic and will not affect the architecture of the website. You will still be able to find your favorite pages using your regular path, but they will look better and be easier to use.

The update will take place in late June after usability testing has been completed.

Hot Days, Cool Pre-formatted Citations

Looking to breathe new life into your reference pages? Look no further than SuperSearch! Every item that you find in SuperSearch comes with a pre-formatted citation in APA, AMA, and other formats.

In order to find a citation, simply select the item's title in your list of search results. From there, select "Cite" from the right-hand side of your screen. You'll see pre-formatted citations in several different formats, so be sure to use the format that you need.

Aaaahhh...reinvigorating, isn't it?

Summer Lovin' Subject Profiles

Want a more narrow SuperSearch? Use a SuperSearch subject profile, and you'll get out of the library and onto the lake quicker than you can say "sunscreen." Subject profiles only contain databases that are relevant to that topic. Twin Cities Librarians created several subject profiles, which include allied health, arts and cultural management, education, educational leadership, GIS, health and human services, history, law, management, marriage and family therapy, nursing, psychology, public safety, and religion.

Access these profiles now from the "Other SuperSearch Profiles" widget found on the right bottom corner of the original SuperSearch's results page. In June, you can find these subject profiles on the Twin Cities Library subject guide and database web pages.

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Top Ten Time Savers

SuperSearch Launch
May 13
SuperSearch is added to the Twin Cities Library homepage.

SuperSearch Demos
May 20-23, 4-6pm

Librarians are available en masse to educate students about this super sweet search tool. Students see supernumerary librarians superimposed at the Lasalle Hall (LSH) and Park Avenue North (PAN) building entrances and LSH Student Lounge, ready to dispense SuperSearch demos and superfine swag.

Subject Profiles Launch
June 2013
SuperSearch subject profiles (e.g. Education SuperSearch) will be added to the library website subject guide and resource web pages.

Website Update
Late June - Early July 2013
The library web pages will be updated for a more user-friendly look. See the article to the left for details.


SuperSearch, A New Employee

After a lengthy search, the Twin Cities Library is pleased to announce that Ms. Beatrice L. SuperSearch has been hired for the position of Awesome Research Tool.

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Twin Cities Library, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
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