New functions: Retaining search terms between CiNii Articles and Books, etc.

September 28, 2012

We are pleased to announce that the following new functions are available on CiNii from September 28.

New common functions of CiNii Articles and Books.

  • Retaining search terms between CiNii Articles and Books
    When you switch to another service by clicking "Articles" or "Books" button on the upper left of the screen or "Search Articles" or "Search Books" link on the upper right of a search box, it became possible to retain keywords you entered and display search results by these search terms.
    Intended fields are as follows.
    Search function Fields Note
    Articles Books  

    Articles Search
    and
    Book & Journal
    Search
    Free word Free word
    Title Title
    Author Author
    ISSN ISSN
    Publisher Publisher
    Journal (Title) *Only form Articles to Books
    Author Search Author Name Author Name
  • Links from Author Details Page to Microsoft Academic Search are now available

    Search links to the "Microsoft Academic Search" are now available at the "Search this author in other sites" area on the right side of the Author Details Page.
    English name is preferentially used for search. If there are not English name, Japanese name is used.

Modifications to CiNii Articles

We have made following minor modifications and improvements.

  • Modification of links from Author Details Page to Researcher Name Resolver
    Previously, all links to Researcher Name Resolver at the "Search this author in other sites" area were search link, but the links of some author whose identification of author ID is completed (ID starts with 1) have changed from search link to direct link.
    Data of "KAKEN - Database of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research" is used to identify these IDs.

  • Modification of output contents for reference management tools
    Following points are fixed.
    • For RefWorks, EndNote, Refer/BibIX, RIS, and BibTeX format, output of author name has changed so that family and first name are separated with a comma ",". It makes users easy to distinguish clearly between family and first name.
    • For output of BibTex format, year field has changed from year-month-day of publication to only year.
  • Automatic redirect function of the CiNii PDF page
    Users could not direct access URL of CiNii PDF and the error message was displayed when access, now it will be redirected to Article Details Page.
    For PDFs which do not have details page (except articles. ex.: Table of contents or information page, etc.), it will be redirected to index pages of journal of CiNii Journal with full text Directory.

Modifications to CiNii Books
Several minor modifications and improvements are as follows.

  • Fixed the lack of partial Alias Names on the author details page
    There was a malfunction that partial Alias Names (The heading based on cataloging rules which was not applied when deciding forms of the Uniform Heading) were not displayed, but it was fixed.

  • Fixed the behavior when switching language setting (Japanese and English).
    Problem with switching which was not reflected only first time was fixed.

  • Changed URL to include the number of display records per page and display order
    The number of display records per page and display order has not been included in URL with some exception, but now these are basically included.
    It makes users easy to share search results with others.

Note: These improvements are not included to help files. Thank you for your patience.