Backstory is a search client app that goes beyond a textbox and ten results. It allows you to search over multiple repositories with a few clicks, view search results with excellent previews, and manage your search results. Backstory is relevant for any in-depth investigations that involve multiple queries, browsing and exploring to find relevant information. There is no public download available at this time.
- Dan Morris, Meredith Ringel Morris, and Gina Venolia, SearchBar: A Search-Centric Web History for Task Resumption and Information Re-finding, in CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 2008.
- Gina Venolia, Backstory: A Search Tool for Software Developers Supporting Scalable Sensemaking, no. MSR-TR-2008-13, January 2008.
- Gina Venolia, Meredith Ringel Morris, and Dan Morris, Exploring and investigating: Supporting high-level search activities, no. MSR-TR-2007-05, January 2007.