Narrowing Results and Related Searches

When your search results are displayed, you can narrow your search within the results or launch related searches using the same search text.

Narrow your search results

When your search results are displayed, the area at the side of the page shows Narrow Search filters. The number next to each filter indicates how many titles in your search results have that characteristic. You can select a filter to focus your search results. For example, you may be able to list only the DVDs from your search results. Follow these steps to narrow your search results.

1. With your search results displayed, look for the links under Narrow Search at the side of the page.

The filter links are organized by category, such as Type of Material, Subject, and Author, and more. You may need to scroll the page to see all the links.

• You can click the up or down arrow by Narrow Search to expand or collapse the entire list.

• You can click a category name to expand or collapse the list of links for the category.

• You can click More>> or <<Less to see more or fewer links in a particular category.

2. Click a link under a category to filter your search results by that link.

For example, you might click a Large Print link to see only the large print titles in your search results.

The search results page displays your filtered search results. At the top of the Narrow your search list, you see the filter you selected with a check mark.

You can continue to click Narrow Search links to further filter your results. Each filter is displayed at the top of the Narrow your search list, displayed with a check mark.

3. To remove a filter and display the results without the filter, uncheck the filter at the top of the Narrow your search list.

The new results are displayed.

Do a related search

When your search results are displayed, the area at the side of the page shows Related search links. These links launch different searches using your original search text. For example, if you did a keyword search for bunnicula in any field, you might click the Subjects link Dogs - Fiction to find other stories about dogs. Follow these steps to do related searches.

1. With your search results displayed, look for the links under Related at the side of the page.

The related search links are organized by category, such as Subject, Author, Series, Other Searches, and Other Databases. You may need to scroll the page to see all the links.

• You can click the up or down arrow by a category to expand or collapse a list.

• You can click More>> or <<Less to see more or fewer links in a particular category.

2. Do any of the following related searches:

• Click a link under Subject, Author, or Series to browse the catalog for subjects, authors, or series related to your original search results.

• Click a link under Other Searches to keyword-search for your original search term in a different field.

• Click a link under Other Databases to do a keyword search for your original search term in a different database.

When you do any of these related searches, your original search results are replaced by the results of the new search.