School of Information Sciences -- Faculty Publications and Other Works

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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.

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