From the Search Results
screen, you can:
To sort your search results, choose a sort criterion using the Sort By
drop-down list box on the left side of the Search Results
screen and click
the Sort button.
When your search results include more than 10 results (or your chosen number of results per page), navigation links
to other pages of results appear as hyperlinked numbers and as "First,"
"Last," "Next," and "Previous" links on
the bottom of the Search Results
screen. Click these links to
go to the Previous or Next page of results or to jump to a numbered page
of results. Each page of results contains 10 entries by default.
The list of search facets on the left side of the Search Results
screen can help you refine
your search. These search facets are hyperlinks that let you narrow, or
filter, your search results according to different categories of information
such as author, subject, and location.
The numbers next to each facet indicate the number of items in your
search results that match that search facet.
To refine your search, click on a search facet. Your results list will
be refined to include only those items in both your original search results
AND the search facet categories you selected. The search facets you see
will change as you change your search parameters.
Adding a Term
If your library has enabled this feature, you can also refine your search by typing an additional search term in
the "Additional Terms" search box and clicking the Add button. This
performs a search that contains all of your previous search terms, filters,
and facets as well as your new search term.
The Current Search section, on the upper left side of the Search Results
screen, displays "Viewing all records" or shows your search
terms. If you have used additional search terms, or if you have applied
search filters, a small X button will appear next to each search parameter you used.
To broaden your search, remove a search term by clicking the X button
next to it. A new search is performed that includes all of your
search terms except for the search term you removed.
You can subscribe to an RSS feed of your search results by clicking the
icon at the top of the
screen. Clicking this icon brings you to your web browser's
RSS subscription page, where you can choose how to subscribe to the feed.
To create a link to a page of results, click the AddThis™
link at the top of the search results screen. When you click on this link, you can choose your favorite social media site, such as Digg™ or Facebook, and the AddThis application helps you create a link on your chosen service to your current Search Results screen.
You can also use the AddThis link to send an e-mail to yourself or someone else, or to print the page of results.
To place a request on an item, click the Request button associated with
the item's title. You must log in to complete the request. Note that the number and location of available copies are listed beneath the item's title.
To view more information about an item, click on the item's title. The Item Details
screen will be displayed.
To add items to the Cart:
- Check the check box next to each item you would like to save to
- At the top or bottom of the Search Results screen, click the Add To Cart button.
Your selection is stored in the temporary Cart. Note that there may be a limit to the number of items you can add to the Cart; if you try to add too many items to the Cart, the items will not be added, and a warning message is displayed.
To save the items in your Cart to a list that you can access whenever you are logged in,
- Click the Cart link at the top of the screen.
You will be taken to the Cart
screen, where you can save the items in your Cart to a list. Note that you must be logged in to save items to a list.
To perform a new search, type your search term(s) into the Search box at
the top of the Search Results
screen and click the Search button. This default
keyword search will perform a search of all of the indexed fields of the
items. Note that not every word of every item record is searchable.
If you do not succeed with your first search, try a new search term.
You can also perform a new search for items by a given author by clicking the author's name under an item's title.
To perform an advanced search, click the Advanced Search link at the top
of the screen.
When you are finished, you can click the Clear Session
link at the top of the page to clear your recent search history and the contents of your cart. The Clear Session
link is only available to users who are not logged in. Logged-in patrons can clear their recent history by clicking the Logout
If you are logged in, you will see a Save button towards the upper right of the Search Results screen. Clicking the Save button saves the current search as your default search. This means that the next time you log in, the Search Results screen appears with the relevant search results. Like all search terms, your default search terms appear in the Current Search section of the Search Results screen.
You can choose the number of results that appear on each Search Results screen by using the Results per page
drop-down list box at the bottom of the screen. When you are logged in, that number of results will appear on each Search Results screen until you change this setting.