Simple Search

The Simple selection is easy for younger patrons or those who don't have strong reading or writing skills to easily search your collection. Users enter a search value and then click on an optional, large iconic picture to perform the search (e.g. Author, Title, Series, Subject, or All Words).

Step-by-Step: Simple Search

These steps will guide you through the process of performing a Simple search:

  1. Select Simple from the drop-down menu at the top-right of the search frame (see ).

  2. Before you start, set any pre-search filters that you may want to use in the Filter drop-down interface (see ); please review the Filters section if you would like more information about pre-search filters and how to use them.

  3. Enter the search term (or terms) in the Search field (see ).

  4. Next, type a value in the Search field and press the <enter> key or click Smart Search.

  5. Alternately, click one of the large pictures to perform an Author, Title, Series, Subject, or All Words search . You may also click on any of the pictures that appear in the Explore or Extras frames to apply those parameters to your search.

  6. Search results will then appear with the items in your collection that most closely match your search value and index type.

  7. To learn more on how to manage your search results, click here.

  8. To learn even more about the Simple Search interface, click here.