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Saving and Managing Search Queries in Library Search

Library Search allows signed-in users to save searches between sessions and receive email alerts when there is an update to the
saved search query. After a query has been saved, the My Favorites > Saved Searches page allows users to perform the
following operations on saved searches: view, delete, create an RSS feed, and set/clear an alert.

Screenshot of the Saved Searches tab within My Favorites in Library Search


Saving a Query from the Results List

To save a query from the results list:

  1. Perform a search that you want to save.
  2. If you have not done so already, log in to Library Search with your Brockport NetID and password
    • Sign in to Library Search banner
  3. Click Save Query, which appears above the search results
    • Location of the Save Query link in Library Search


After saving a query, you will have an opportunity to set an alert for this query by clicking the notification link that appears above
the search box:

  • Turn on Notification for this Query - Link Location in Library Search

Saving a Query from Search History


To save a query from the Search History tab:

  1. If you have not done so already, log in to Library Search with your Brockport NetID and password
    • Sign in to Library Search banner
  2. Click your name at the top right of the Library Search page. From the drop down menu, click the My Favorites button.
  3. Select the Search History tab to display your current session's search history.
  4. Click the Pin button that appears next to the query that you want to save. The record should now appear under the Saved Searches tab.

Deleting a Saved Query

 

To delete a query:

  1. If you have not done so already, log in to Library Search with your Brockport NetID and password
    • Sign in to Library Search banner
  2. Click your name at the top right of the Library Search page. From the drop down menu, click the My Favorites button.
  3. Select the Saved Searches tab to display all of your saved searches.
  4. Click the Unpin button that appears next to the query that you want to remove from the list.
  • Delete a Saved Query push pin icon

Deleting a Group of Saved Queries


To delete a group of queries:

  1. If you have not done so already, log in to Library Search with your Brockport NetID and password
    • Sign in to Library Search banner
  2. Click your name at the top right of the Library Search page. From the drop down menu, click the My Favorites button.
  3. Select the Saved Searches tab to display all of your saved searches.
  4. Select the check boxes of the queries that you want to delete.
    • Location of selection boxes to delete multiple queries at once
    • Note: Selecting the Delete icon in a search's row, removes only that search from Saved Searches.
  5. Click the Unpin button that appears above the list to delete all saved queries.

Deleting Queries from Search History


To delete queries from Search History:

  1. If you have not done so already, log in to Library Search with your Brockport NetID and password
    • Sign in to Library Search banner
  2. Click your name at the top right of the Library Search page. From the drop down menu, click the My Favorites button.
  3. Select the Search History tab to display all of your saved searches.
  4. Select an item or items, and then select the Delete icon.
  • Location of selection boxes to delete search history
  • Selecting the Delete icon in a search's row, removes only that search from Search History.

 

Last Updated: Mar 11, 2021 6:09 PM
URL: https://library.brockport.edu/mydatabases