Academic Publisher Launches Discovery Search Tool
New today from Brill.
This new discovery resource is free to search. Access to articles, chapters, etc. is available by institutional subscription (of course) and for those without access by credit card or PayPal.
From Product Release Announcement:
BrillOnline Discovery offers users the option to search across all of Brill’s online resources from one central place.
BrillOnline Discovery uses the Scolaris Linking Hub technology developed by Semantico. This enables federated search increased discoverability across the family of Brill platforms (BrillOnline Primary Sources, BrillOnline Books and Journals, BrillOnline Reference Works and BrillOnline Bibliographies”).
This new search tool reminds me of the Oxford U. Press Index search tool that became available a couple of years ago.
We did a few searches and all of the material can be purchased online if a researcher doesn’t have access via an institutional subscription.
What Brill calls “personal platform access”. Articles cost $30.00.
I also noticed that access to individual “Reference Works” (research guides) can be purchased by the day ($9.95), week ($19.95), and month
This is Brill’s second announcement this week.
On Tuesday the publisher announced the launch of “BrillOnline Primary Sources”.
“Primary Sources offers access to over six million high resolution scans of documents, research data, models, illustrative images and associated metadata in over 70 collections in 9 different subject areas.”
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