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We are delighted to welcome you to our new ‘Advanced Browse’ function. This is a new area of the site, still under development, and we would very much welcome your feedback.

We are constantly trying to innovate and enhance the book buying experience for browsers on Kennys.ie. We have been working on this new ‘Advanced Browse’ functionality with the Insight Centre at NUI, Galway, over the last year and we are very excited about its potential to make exploring books on your area of interest far more exciting when you are online.

‘Advanced Browse’ now uses a combination of user reviews on Goodreads.com and the description of a book to create visual maps of book categories that you can expand and explore. Clicking on any ‘node’ on any branch of the tree will bring you to a list of books in that area, categorised by year of publication.

As yet, we have only added a selection of books in a handful of categories. At this stage, we would very much welcome your feedback – which we will take on board as we develop the functionality further.

Useful tips:

  • Use the ‘+’ and ‘-‘ or use the roller on your mouse to expand/contract the graphs in the ‘Explore Visually’ screens
  • Hover over any node in order to see the name of that section
  • Each node is clickable and will bring you to lists of books on that particular topic