The Additional Search Results feature is a simple and convenient tool to bring additional search results from your library into your patrons' workflow.

We can integrate many discovery databases and content providers with this feature, as listed below. Once successfully integrated, you can inject your additional search results into your patron's Google and Google Scholar searches.

For example, if your patron inputs a search query to Google or Google Scholar, our extension will simultaneously search the term in all of the connected databases. When the user pulls the Workflow Librarian (arrow/icon on the right side of the screen), you can click on the Library Search option to bring the additional search results widget into your screen.

Patrons can also pin the Additional Library Search pop-up. The pop-up will remain on the page whilst they search for content on Google or Google Scholar. This allows them to simultaneously see search results appear from your integrated databases and Google Scholar without having to input the query again through the Workflow Librarian.


How do I set it up?

You can connect two types of databases with this feature: your library's discovery layers or other content databases.

Discovery Integrations

Please see the currently supported platforms and the information we require to integrate with them:

  • TDNet

    • API key

  • EBSCO EDS

    • Client name (University name)

    • EDS ID

  • Exlibris Primo

  • OCLC WorldCat - Please contact the Lean Library support team for additional information.

    • OCLC WorldCat Discover API

Content integrations

Please see the currently supported platforms and the information we require to integrate with them:

  • JoVE:

    • API Key

    • Institution ID

  • Trip Medical Database:

    • No information is required

  • JSTOR

    • No information is required

More databases will be available soon, please stay tuned!


How to integrate it?

If you would like to set up these integrations into your Lean Library Futures dashboard, please contact support@leanlibrary.com and we will assist you further.

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