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ERIC Number: EJ878709
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1041-7915
Project Lefty: More Bang for the Search Query
Varnum, Ken
Computers in Libraries, v30 n3 p20-23 Apr 2010
This article describes the Project Lefty, a search system that, at a minimum, adds a layer on top of traditional federated search tools that will make the wait for results more worthwhile for researchers. At best, Project Lefty improves search queries and relevance rankings for web-scale discovery tools to make the results themselves more relevant to the researcher's specific query. Project Lefty has three components, each directed at a particular right. The author describes these three components of Project Lefty: (1) the "right" database; (2) the "right" academic level; and (3) the right query.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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