January 2011—MARQCAT, the campus online catalog, now offers some new features. To distinguish the enhanced catalog from the traditional
(since 1990) catalog, it is now dubbed MARQCATplus. The enhancements include new content in the collections included in searches, as well as the
powerful keyword interface, which was first unveiled in September 2009.
MARQCATplus is now the default in the "Find Resources" tab, offering a powerful keyword search. This Google-style search facilitates locating hard-to-find items contained in tables of contents, notes, and more. While search results may be numerous, options for narrowing ("facets") are readily available in the left and right margins. The search box's dropdown menu offers options for more targeted searches, such as author, title, subject, journal title, etc.
*New! Journal articles. Now articles matching the search words are displayed as "Top Results for Articles" on the search results page. Articles are drawn from ProQuest Research Library and Ebsco's Academic Search Complete, two of the Libraries' largest interdisciplinary fulltext databases. To select specific databases or perform more precise searches, use the "Articles" or "Databases" tabs in the blue "Find Resources" box on the Libraries' home page. The following graphic illustrates results for the keyword search "Afghanistan womens rights." Moving the cursor over the citation displays an abstract, if available. Depending on the search words, results may range from dozens to thousands of articles.
*Main collection: books, media, journal holdings.
*e-Archives: tens of thousands of digitized items in Marquette's Special Collections and Archives are now retrievable using MARQCATplus.
*e-Publications@Marquette: papers, reports, dissertations, and other documents by Marquette authors. (Note: coming soon.)
Have a question about using MARQCATplus and MARQCAT? Ask a Librarian or call the Information Desk in Raynor at 414-288-7556.