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Help - Search Results

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What does the Search Results page show?

The Search Results page displays the results of your search. A summary of your search terms and the total number of results found is shown at the top of the page.

The page shows the first 25 results. Use the page number system displayed below the returned results to see more results beyond the first 25.

  • Click on a number (between 1 and 10) to view another page of results.

If the number of pages of results exceeds 10, click the Next link to view page 11 upwards, and so on. On subsequent pages, the Previous link will display the links for the previous pages.

The default maximum number of records displayed per page is 25. You may change the maximum number to 50; once changed this will persist throughout your session.

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What does each search result show?

From the Search Results page you can view the full record of an item.

Each search result shows the author, the title linked to the item, the genre, publication title, date and page numbers.

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How do I change the sort order of my results?

The results are initially displayed in the sort order you selected on the search page or the default sort order which is relevance.

To change the sort order:

  • Choose one of the Change sort order to options from the drop-down list near the top of the page.
  • Click the Sort button to sort your results.

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How can I improve or limit the number of results retrieved?

  • Click the Refine Search link in the top right of the page. You will be taken to the Search page where your original search terms will be displayed. Modify these search terms for a more specific search.
  • Try one or more of the Search Tips.

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How do I search again?

  • Click the New Search link in the navigation panel to the right of the page. You will be taken to a fresh Search page.
  • Click the Refine Search link in the top right of the page. You will be taken to the Search page where your original search terms will be displayed.

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How do I add items from my Search Results to the Marked List?

To add all the items in your Search Results page to the Marked List check the Mark all items checkbox near the top of the page. The items will be displayed with a new background colour to indicate that they have been added to the Marked List.

To add individual items in your Search Results to the Marked List check the Add to Marked list checkbox below each item you wish to add. The items will be displayed with a new background colour to indicate that they have been added.

Items added to the Marked List will be kept there for the duration of your session. The number of items contained in the Marked List is shown next to the Marked List link in the panel to the right of the page.

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