USING THE VELOCITY SEARCH ENGINE
IRI’s site and archives are indexed and searchable using the powerful Velocity search engine. The Velocity search interface is simple, uncluttered, and easy to use. But even better are Velocity's search results. Instead of returning just the first ten results of hundreds or thousands on the search results page, it organizes search results visually to give users the big picture for a faster, more thorough exploration of search results. Simple, yet powerful controls such as the ability to navigate by topical categories created on the fly (clustering), by metadata or facets, by data repository, by entity and by numerical graphs all on the same interface put users in command of their own search experience. In one quick glance, users can see the entire range of search results organized for easy drill-down and navigation that zeroes in on what they are searching for and helps weed out irrelevant information. And as users explore search results, they can preview search results without ever having to leave the page and keep track of where they are at all times via interactive breadcrumbs.