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How do I create a Saved Search?

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Save a Search

You can save a search to reuse in the future so you don't have to manually conduct the search each time you are interested in the search results. Each saved search has an RSS feed so you can receive updates to your saved search by adding the URL to an RSS Feed Reader, such as Feedly.

Save a Search

  1. Perform a search in the catalog. A search can be saved with the initial results or narrowed down further to meet your needs.
  2. When you are satisfied with your results, click Save Search at the top of the search results. If you have not already logged in, you will be asked to sign in with all 8 digits of your library card number (if your card number has less than 8 digits, add enough zeros to the front of your number until it is 8 digits long) and your full last name:

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  3. Clicking Save Search will display your search term in a pop-up box. This will become the name of the saved search unless you change it. Once you are satisfied with the name, click Save:

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  4. A green banner displays at the top of the screen stating Your search has been saved. To access your saved searches, click Your Name's Account (at the top right of the screen) then click Saved Searches. The search will be saved with whatever 'Sort By' option you choose: Name, Date Created, Last Update.

View a Saved Search

  1. Visit the catalog and sign in with all 8 digits of your library card number (if your card number has less than 8 digits, add enough zeros to the front of your number until it is 8 digits long) and your full last name
  2. Next to Your Name's Account at the top right, click the arrow to open the drop-down menu of Account options, and then click Saved Searches.
  3. All of your saved searches are listed, with the total number of saved searches shown at the top in parentheses. There are four columns containing information about your search:
    • Search Name is the name you gave your search.
    • Search Criteria is the term you used in searching.
    • Sorted By indicates how your results were sorted before you saved them.
    • Date reflects when you saved your search.

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  4. The lists are initially displayed with your latest saved search on top. Use the Sort By drop-down list to change the order of the list. You can sort by NameDate Created, or Last Update.
  5. Click any search name to generate the search and view the individual records associated with the search results. If you saved it in a particular view, the search will display in the same view. For example, a search saved from the Flow view will display in the Flow view.
  6. If you want to receive updates to your saved search via its RSS feed, click the RSS icon  to add the URL to your RSS Feed Reader.
  7. Remember to log out when you have finished. Failure to log out could allow other borrowers to access your personal information. After a certain amount of time with no mouse activity, you will be automatically logged out.

Rename a Search

  1. Visit the catalog and sign in with all 8 digits of your library card number (if your card number has less than 8 digits, add enough zeros to the front of your number until it is 8 digits long) and your full last name. Click the Account drop-down menu next to Your name's Account at the top right and click Saved Searches.
  2. Locate the search you want to modify.
  3. Click Rename. A dialog box will open and you can enter the new name of your search.
  4. Click OK to save the new name.

Remove a Search

  1. Visit the catalog and sign in with all 8 digits of your library card number (if your card number has less than 8 digits, add enough zeros to the front of your number until it is 8 digits long) and your full last name. Click the Account drop-down menu next to Your name's Account at the top right and click Saved Searches.
  2. Locate the search name you want to remove.
  3. Click Delete.
  4. A message pops up asking, "Are you sure you want to delete this list/saved search?" Click OK. The search is removed and a message displays in green at the top of the screen, "1 Saved search(es) deleted."
  5. To remove selected saved searches: select the check box for each search you want to remove. Click Remove found at the top right of the check box. A message displays in green at the top of the screen, "XX [number of searches selected] saved search(es) deleted."
  6. To remove the entire list: select the check box on the top right. All of the check boxes will be selected and Remove is enabled. Click Remove. A message displays in green at the top of the screen, "XX [number of searches selected] saved search(es) deleted."

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