Why has the search feature been changed?
Why has the SEARCH FEATURE been changed? Is this based on "improvements" or tweaking for "aesthetics" or for practice for web developers. The changes are not functional improvements in any way. They may be okay for a "family exploration" but are completely inadequate for any real research. Are you trying to send people to other applications?
The previous SEARCH FEATURE did need some improvements, but those implemented are making it worse not better.