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List of Results

After you submit a Search or select an Explore area, you will see a list of results. The Portal provides a number of features that allow you to filter, view, and store your results:


  1. Number of results indicator - shows the total number of results and indicates how many are displayed on the screen in the current display mode.

  2. Display mode icons - click an icon to change the way you view the list:
    • List view (default) shows a list of item titles with thumbnail images and brief descriptions.
    • Grid view shows only item titles and thumbnail images.
    • Brief view shows only item titles and descriptions.

  3. Sorting drop-down list - select the most useful way to sort your results list:
    • by best match (most relevant) items first
    • by title in alphabetical order
    • by creator name (author, editor, etc.) in alphabetical order
    • by date the original item was created - choose newest first or oldest first
    • by date the digital version of the item was added to the Portal - choose newest first or oldest first

  4. Print icon - click to print the portion of the results list shown on the current screen.

  5. RSS icon - click to subscribe to an RSS feed of the latest Portal content that matches your Search query or Explore parameters.

  6. Basic Search box - enter additional terms to narrow your Search or Explore results. For more information, see the Search Overview guide.

  7. Categories - select from the list to narrow your Search or Explore results. For more information, see the Search Overview guide and the Facets guide.

  8. Bookmarks - use your web browser’s options to save a bookmark or favorites link to your search results list. You may find it useful to sort the list in your preferred order before bookmarking. For example, you may want to “Sort by: Date Added (Oldest)” so that when you call up your bookmark later, any new items added to the Portal since your original search will fall at the end of the list.

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