Source Publication (e.g., journal title)
Federated searching seems obvious in the age of Google: students, faculty, and the public have what they have come to expect--a simple search box for one-stop shopping for information. The jury is still out on federated search systems, even though more libraries now have them. There are murmurings that federated search has lower-than-expected use and may not be the magic search bullet librarians were led to believe.
Tenopir, Carol. “Can Johnny Search?” Library Journal 132 (February 1, 2007).