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You can create and search personal favorites using
Space and MetaSearch.
Why do I have to use my TCC login to use MetaLinc? Similar
to our proxy service, login to MetaLinc
verifies you are an authorized user in accordance with licensing
What is MetaLinc®?
MetaLinc is an information portal to library collections. It enables
institutions to provide their patrons with access to information
resources such as catalogs, reference databases, citation databases,
subject gateways, and e-journals. MetaLinc offers MetaSearch™ capabilities
across diverse resources- be they print or electronic, on-site
or remote- and offers library patrons a variety of personalized
What is MetaSearch™?
The MetaSearch technology enables users to conduct federated searching-
also known as simultaneous searching, cross-database searching,
parallel searching, broadcast searching, and integrated searching.
In this type of search process, a user submits a query to numerous
information resources. They can be heterogeneous in many respects-
for example, their location, the format of the information that
they offer, the technologies on which they draw, and the types
of materials that they contain. The user's query is broadcast to
each resource, and results are returned to the user.
What personalization options does MetaLinc offer? MetaLinc
provides a number of personalization features. For example, users
- Create and save a personal list of relevant resources
- Save queries
for later sessions
- Catalog findings in a personal "e-Shelf," along
with the records' links. The links, including the SFX services,
can be invoked
at a later time.
- Define "alerts"- queries that run automatically
according to a user-defined schedule and notify the user about
How can a user save records that are found by searching
with MetaLinc? Users have three options for saving records.
- Save records to disk in any of various formats (including ISI® citation
formats- EndNote®, ProCite®, and Reference Manager®)
records by e-mail
- Catalog records in a personal "e-Shelf" for
future use. The e-Shelf maintains the record's links, which can
be invoked at
a later time.
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