News from ProQuest about a redesign of the Congressional database that will be happening over the summer. Promised improvements include:
- Search results will be organized by Content Type. A new section at the top of the search results page will direct users to the best results for each Content Type and give them more information about the content type choices they can select.
- Improvements to the Advanced Search Form layout provide search options for specific content types (Hearings, CRS Reports, House & Senate Documents/Reports, etc.). Duplicate entry points to content have been eliminated and streamlined to make it easier for users to select the content they need.
- The Search by Number form has been improved and made more intuitive through clearer navigation.
- Search results relevance is improved to emphasize content types that are expected to be most useful for the search that was performed.