Be able to search Journal/magazine titles consistently
It would be really helpful to search for journal/magazine titles like we do books. Sometimes we need the title not the articles within.
Kristof GERAERTS commented
Including not only book titles but also journal titles into Summon makes the discovery service more efficïent.
We consider Summon as the Google search engine of the library, meaning that you can search and find anything. Using the separate e-journal portal, which has its own use and relevance, or the Publication finder is contrasting our philosophy of the general search function. As it is an option to show journals titles via the publication finder, why not integrate them into the central search function and show them in the central results?
Our users often "misuse" Summon by looking for journal titles. For the most heavily used/sought journals, I have resorted to adding them to Best Bets to alleviate their frustration- along with the databases they search for. Some of the Best Bets simply inform them that we don't have x resource.