Search the Catalog: Search Results


Search Results lists materials in the catalog that match your search criteria. From the search results list, you have many options for working with your result set.

You will always see the New Search, Advanced Search, Browse the Catalog options, and the basic search box.
  • Click New Search to open a blank basic search screen
  • Click Advanced Search to open the Advanced Search screen with your previous search terms and filters in place
  • Click Browse the Catalog top open a blank browse screen
  • In the basic search box replace or modify your current search
  • Refine my Advanced Search is the same as clicking Advanced Search

Search results list options

Sort By options

By default, the results list is sorted by "Relevance" - which records most match your search criteria. This depends on the type of search performed and the criteria used. List sorting can be adjusted to sort by: Title, Author, or Publication Date. The list can only be sorted by one option at a time.

ALERT! Sorting by publication date is not always reliable because of records missing publication dates, re-printed titles, records that include multiple editions, re-issued films, etc.

Show More Details

Clicking "Show More Details" will expand the information displayed for each result. The additional information includes ISBNs and the first 5 copies.

When more details are displayed, the button will change to "Show Fewer Details"

Limit to available

Check "Limit to Available" to display only titles where at least one copy is on the shelf, available for check out. This is particularly useful to use when searching a specific library, and in combination with Show More Details.

Group Editions and Formats

Check Group Editions and Formats to see all records associated with the same title regardless of the their format. If a title is available as an audiobook, large print, regular print, etc. all they will all display in one result.

The number of related records is indicated in parantheses, and each related format icon will display. Click on the item title to view each record.

Holds can also be placed so that the hold will be filled by any of the available formats. See: Place Hold > Advanced Hold Options

Title list

The title list header indicates the number of titles displayed on the current page and returned for the entire search, and how many pages of results there are. For example: "Results 1-10 of about 260 (page 1 of 26)." Scroll through the pages of results using the Start <<Prev and Next>> links.

Item information displayed in the Title Results list includes:
  • cover image (if available)
  • title
  • author
  • publication date
  • edition statement
  • dimensions
  • format icon
  • PlaceHold options

Available Copies / Total Copies

This displays number of items currently available on a shelf at any library compared to the total number of items owned system wide. This display may also seperate out available copies/total copies for the selected library and system wide, depending on the SearchLibrary, if selected.

Relevant Subject, Authors, Series

These lists display subject headings, authors, and series drawn from the MARC records of the current page of results. Moving to another page of title results will display different subjects, authors, and series. Clicking on one of the subject, author, or series links will initiate a new search for that subject, author, or series; the new search wwill clear any special Search Filters (such as Largeprint)you may have included in the original search.
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