ProQuest CSA Illumina Platform Enhancements

from the ProQuest listserv:

Dear CSA Illumina Customers,

On April 7, 2008 an exciting set of enhancements will be available on CSA Illumina. The following features will help empower both the librarian and the end user.

Custom Categories
New to the CSA Administrative Module ( is the ability to add customized groups of databases. Through a new tab labeled "Custom Categories" administrators may create brand new categories populated with the databases they choose. There are no limits on the number of custom category groups, or the number of databases that may be added to each group. The four existing subject areas: Arts & Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Technology will remain, but can be placed anywhere in the list of Custom Categories. Your patrons will see the Custom Categories in the "Change Databases" selection box in the CSA Illumina interface.

In addition to administratively created Custom Categories, patrons who have created My Research personalization accounts and who are logged into My Research will see their group of Preferred Databases as the first option in the "Change Databases" selection box.

Two new Usage reports are available in the Usage System ( to illuminate the way users utilize the Custom Categories and Preferred Databases selection options.

Login Links to Custom Categories can be generated through the Administrative Module's Login Link feature.

Limits & Indexes on the Advanced Search Page
All available Limits or Indexes for each selected database is available on the Advanced Search page. If more than 4 databases are selected the limits are available under a "More Search Options" label, otherwise they are automatically presented to the user. Users can select their limit terms from select boxes or through Browseable Indexes which will insert the index term into their search.

Additional Enhancements

  • Marked items will automatically update

  • Ability to add Descriptors to your Current Search

  • Ability to Search within Full Text publications through the Browse Table of Contents page (dependent upon subscription to Full Text packages)

  • Administrator may set the default search field for Quick Search to Anywhere or Keyword

We hope these enhancements will introduce more power and performance into the research environment. For assistance with or questions about any of the new enhancements please contact ProQuest support (
Best regards,
ProQuest Support

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