Recent News

  • Elsevier DataSearch Tool Augments Existing PetDB Search

    You can now use Elsevier DataSearch to search and browse PetDB data using the search box (pictured below) on the top right-hand corner of the PetDB homepage (www.earthchem.org/petdb). You may use free text to search. Elsevier DataSearch allows you to preview datasets within PetDB and then, if you wish, allows you to proceed to that dataset in PetDB.

     

    The primary goal of the Elsevier DataSearch Tool is to help investigators "find research data across domains and types, from many domain-specific, cross-domain and institutional data repositories." Learn more and search for datasets and publications across repositories, including PetDB, here. Test it out and let us know what you think at info@petdb.org.

     

    Screenshot of the Elsevier DataSearch Widget on the PetDB homepage

     

     

    Example search result using Elsevier DataSearch

  • Release of PetDB v.2.8.8

    Mar 2016. PetDB v.2.8.8 is released, including several new features and bug fixes, including an improved sample search.

    Improvements include:

    • Enhanced search statistics by exclusion of bot and crawler IP addresses
    • Improved display of selection criteria in search
    • Allow sample names with hashtags
    • Bug fix to avoid overlapping buttons in search
    • Bug fix of sample returns from map search

     

    View the full PetDB Release Notes Page.

    Let us know what you think about the new versions by emailing info@petdb.org, or by clicking the orange feedback button on the right-hand side of the webpage.

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  • Release of EarthChem Library v3.2

    Jul 2015. Publish your data and files in the new version of the EarthChem Library, v3.2, with new features for submission and search.

     

    • Ability to save a submission session if incomplete, so that you can finish and submit at a later time.
    • Search by IGSN (International GeoSample Number), so that you can find all ECL submissions that mention a specific sample.
    • Improved search for author/person, so that combinations of first and last names return expected results. 

     

    See the full list of features and bug fixes on the EarthChem Library Release Page

     

    We welcome any comments or suggestions, contact us at info@earthchem.org or by using the orange feedback button at the right.

  • Release of PetDB v.2.8.6

    Jun 2015. PetDB v.2.8.6 is released, including several new features and bug fixes, including an improved sample search that includes options for "equals," "begins with," and "ends with" instead of just "includes."

     

    Other improvements include 

    • Sample information page URL now uses the sample_id as opposed to the internal database sample_num.
    • Enhanced Search statistics for internal use and development.
    • Improved book reference citation display.
    • Improved page number display for references.
    • Bug fix to avoid duplicated inclusion data in the table information view.

     

    View the full PetDB Release Notes Page.

     

    Let us know what you think about the new versions by emailing info@petdb.org, or by clicking the orange feedback button on the right-hand side of the webpage. 

     

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