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Narrowing search results by Availability, Format, Subject, and Date

Narrowing search results by Availability, Format, Subject, and Date

After conducting a Basic or Advanced Search, you will most likely want to narrow your search results using the filters found in the “Tweak my results” section of the Brief Results window.

Narrowing by Availability

Narrowing by Availability

  1. In the “Tweak my results” section, locate the Availability filter.
  2. Select the Availability filter.
  3. Review the results to locate which filters you wish to apply in order to narrow the search results.
    1. The filter/limiters displayed will vary between search queries based on the items captured in the results.
    2. To select more than one, move your cursor to the desired filter/limiter and select the box icon to the left of the filter/limiter.
    3. If desired, instead of showing a specific filter/limiter, you can move your cursor to the right of the filter/limiter and select the small orange box with a crossed-out checkbox. This will exclude this filter/limiter from the search results, instead of displaying items associated with it.
  4. Review the filtered search results. If needed you can clear the previously applied filters and start over, or you can apply additional filters to further narrow the results.

 

Example Narrowing by Availability

Step 1

In the “Tweak my results” section, locate the Availability filter.

Step 2

Select the Availability filter.

Step 3

Review the results to locate which filters/limiters you wish to apply in order to narrow the search results.

  1. The filter/limiters displayed will vary between search queries based on the items captured in the results.
  2. To select more than one, move your cursor to the desired filter/limiter and select the box icon to the left of the filter/limiter.
  3. If desired, instead of showing a specific filter/limiter, you can move your cursor to the right of the filter/limiter and select the small orange box with a crossed-out checkbox. This will exclude this filter/limiter from the search results, instead of displaying items associated with it.

Step 4

Review the filtered search results. If needed, you can clear the previously applied filters and start over, or you can apply additional filters to further narrow the results.

Availability Filter Informational Video

Narrowing by Format

Narrowing by Format

  1. In the “Tweak my results” section, locate the Format filter.
  2. Select the Format filter.
  3. Review the results to locate which filters you wish to apply in order to narrow the search results.
    1. The filter/limiters displayed will vary between search queries based on the items captured in the results.
    2. To select more than one, move your cursor to the desired filter/limiter and select the box icon to the left of the filter/limiter.
    3. If desired, instead of showing a specific filter/limiter, you can move your cursor to the right of the filter/limiter and select the small orange box with a crossed-out checkbox. This will exclude this filter/limiter from the search results, instead of displaying items associated with it.
  4. Review the filtered search results. If needed you can clear the previously applied filters and start over, or you can apply additional filters to further narrow the results.

Example Narrowing by Format

Step 1

In the “Tweak my results” section, locate the Format filter.

Step 2

Select the Format filter.

Step 3

Review the results to locate which filters/limiters you wish to apply in order to narrow the search results.

  1. The filter/limiters displayed will vary between search queries based on the items captured in the results.
  2. To select more than one, move your cursor to the desired filter/limiter and select the box icon to the left of the filter/limiter.
  3. If desired, instead of showing a specific filter/limiter, you can move your cursor to the right of the filter/limiter and select the small orange box with a crossed-out checkbox. This will exclude this filter/limiter from the search results, instead of displaying items associated with it.

Step 4

Review the filtered search results. If needed, you can clear the previously applied filters and start over, or you can apply additional filters to further narrow the results.

Format Filter Informational Video - Article Example

Narrowing by Subject

Narrowing by Subject

  1. In the “Tweak my results” section, locate the Subject filter.
  2. Select the Subject filter.
  3. Review the results to locate which filters you wish to apply in order to narrow the search results.
    1. The filter/limiters displayed will vary between search queries based on the items captured in the results.
    2. To select more than one, move your cursor to the desired filter/limiter and select the box icon to the left of the filter/limiter.
    3. If desired, instead of showing a specific filter/limiter, you can move your cursor to the right of the filter/limiter and select the small orange box with a crossed-out checkbox. This will exclude this filter/limiter from the search results, instead of displaying items associated with it.
  4. Review the filtered search results. If needed, you can clear the previously applied filters and start over, or you can apply additional filters to further narrow the results.

Example Narrowing by Subject

Step 1

In the “Tweak my results” section, locate the Subject filter.

Step 2

Select the Subject filter.

Step 3

Review the results to locate which filters/limiters you wish to apply in order to narrow the search results.

  1. The filter/limiters displayed will vary between search queries based on the items captured in the results.
  2. To select more than one, move your cursor to the desired filter/limiter and select the box icon to the left of the filter/limiter.
  3. If desired, instead of showing a specific filter/limiter, you can move your cursor to the right of the filter/limiter and select the small orange box with a crossed-out checkbox. This will exclude this filter/limiter from the search results, instead of displaying items associated with it.

Step 4

Review the filtered search results. If needed, you can clear the previously applied filters and start over, or you can apply additional filters to further narrow the results.

Subject Filter Informational Video

Narrowing by Date

Narrowing by Date

  1. In the “Tweak my results” section, locate the Date filter.
  2. Select the Date filter.
  3. Input the date range you wish to limit the search results by.
    1. Input the starting date in the From box.
    2. Input the ending date in the To box (if it is different than the default entry).
    3. Select the Refine button.
  4. Review the filtered search results. If needed, you can clear the previously applied filters and start over, or you can apply additional filters to further narrow the results.

Example Narrowing by Date

Step 1

In the “Tweak my results” section, locate the Date filter.

Step 2

Select the Date filter.

Step 3

Input the date range you wish to limit the search results by.

  1. Input the starting date in the From box.
  2. Input the ending date in the To box (if it is different than the default entry).
  3. Select the Refine button.

Step 4

Review the filtered search results. If needed, you can clear the previously applied filters and start over, or you can apply additional filters to further narrow the results.

Date Filter Informational Video

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