[ANN] Library research software prerelease available (Z39.50 client)

in Mac Software edited January 2014
Prerelease version of library research tool (Z39.50 client) available for testing

Sente is a popular Medline/PubMed literature research program for Mac OS X. A prerelease version of the next major release, which will include Z39.50 support for searching libraries catalogs and other data sources, is now available for download and testing.

In addition to the existing Sente functionality, with this prerelease software you can:

-- search library catalogs around the world, including many major university libraries, using one, simple interface;

-- search on-line reference databases, such as Agricola, PsychINFO, Books in Print, CAB Abstracts, Current Contents, Dissertation Abstracts, MLA Abstracts, and others from Ovid (you must have individual or institutional access to Ovid to access these data sources);

-- merge search results from multiple libraries into a single collection, and then use standard Sente features like filters and custom keywords to organize these results;

-- view a text version of the MARC21 records that are retrieved.

The prerelease version of Sente can be downloaded (free-of-charge, of course) from here:


(You will not find a link to the prerelease version of Sente on our regular web site -- www.thirdstreetsoftware.com -- you must use the link above to get to the appropriate page.)

Also, please note that if you are already a Sente user and you try this prerelease version, you would need to delete any Z39.50 searches before launching the regular Sente release again. (The regular release just does not know how to deal with these new searches.)


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