Search terms in March

March Word CloudOur word cloud for March 2014 shows the search terms used most often by Idox members when searching our information database. Social care, housing and transport were among the more popular terms used, but words such as regeneration, tourism, employment and resilience also indicate the breadth of subjects covered by our member organisations.


Planning and housing dominate database use in February

by James Carson

february search terms
The word cloud above offers a snapshot of what our members were searching for during February 2014. As you can see, search terms such as planning, social, policy and housing were among the most frequently used ways of accessing information on our database. But other terms, such as transport, climate, leadership and employment, demonstrate the breadth of information contained in the database. Continue reading

January’s wicked search terms

by James Carson
idox word cloud

The word cloud above illustrates the breadth of subjects Idox member organisations searched our database for during January 2014. The larger the word, the more often that term has been searched for, either by the same organisation, or by a range of different searchers. It’s worth noting that a similar word cloud for last month, or for next month, would be likely to produce a very different set of results, such is the wealth of information contained in our database and the variety of searches made by our members.  And, just in case you’re wondering, the prominence of “wicked” has nothing to do with moral judgements; it’s a term used in social planning to denote problems that are resistent to resolution.