Free Technology Search Service TechXtra Makes Numerous Improvements

Numerous improvements have been made to TechXtra, the free technology search service.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom, June 08, 2009 --( Numerous improvements have been made to TechXtra the free technology search service.

TechXtra is provided by the ICBL and Library at Heriot-Watt University. Using TechXtra, anyone can find articles, books, the best websites, the latest industry news, job announcements, technical reports, technical data, full text eprints, the latest research, thesis & dissertations, teaching and learning resources and more, in engineering, mathematics and computing. TechXtra searches over 4 million items from 31 collections in technology, and provides several additional services.

For full details of the improvements, please see the TechXtra News Blog

Changes include:

New full text indicators on search results pages, which show the likely availability of full text.
Faster searching of the Arrow and CISTI databases, where you can find Australian and Canadian research.
Updated RAM (Recent Advances in Manufacturing) database.
Over 100 new sources of job announcements and industry news in the OneStep Jobs and OneStep Industry News services.
A new TechXtra SRU service.
More free magazine subscriptions.

Further collections will be added to TechXtra in the future. Details will be announced on the TechXtra News Blog.

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