BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine)
Users can search bibliographic metadata including abstracts, if available. However, BASE does not currently offer full text search
. It contrasts with commercial search engines in multiple ways, including in the types and kinds of resources it searches and the information it offers about the results it finds. Results can be narrowed down using drill down menus (faceted search
). Bibliographic data
is provided in several formats, and the results may be sorted by multiple fields, such as by author or year of publication.
Paying customers include EBSCO Information Services
who integrated BASE into their EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS).
Non-commercial services can integrate BASE search for free using an API
. BASE becomes an increasingly important component of open access
initiatives concerned with enhancing the visibility of their digital archive collections.
On 6 October 2016, BASE surpassed the 100 million documents threshold having indexed 100,183,705 documents from 4,695 content sources.
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- ^ Price, Gary (December 7, 2015). "Content from Bielefeld University's BASE Database Now Searchable in EBSCO Discovery Service". Library Journal INFOdocket. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
- ^ Lochman, Martin (March 23, 2017). "Open Archives Initiative service providers: Enhancing the visibility of research in Malta". OpenScience.com. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
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- Summann, Friedrich and Norbert Lossau. 2004. "Search Engine Technology and Digital Libraries: Moving from Theory to Practice," D-Lib Magazine, Volume 10, Number 9, September 2004. doi:10.1045/september2004-lossau
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