Answered By: Joe Bond
Last Updated: May 24, 2017     Views: 64

You can save a catalog search and run it again later, saving you the time of entering it again. This can be useful for identifying new books on a topic. Here's how:

  1. Go to the catalog's Advanced Search.


    To find this from the Library's website click Catalog on the lefthand end of the blue bar near the top of the screen. Under the red magnifying glass Search button, click Advanced Catalog Search.

  2. Under Use the form to construct your query, change Include ALL to Include ANY.
  3. Enter a keyword for a topic of interest.
  4. To the right of that box, click Add Another.
  5. For the new box, follow steps 3-4 until you've added several topics, or ways of expressing a single topic. Here's an example for someone interested in any new book related to paleo, raw food, vegan or gluten-free diets. 

    An Advanced search is set up to find items that have any of the following keywords: paleo, raw food, vegan or gluten-free.
  6. Make any other desired selections, such as FormatAudience and Content. Click Search.
  7. At the top, change Sort By to Published Date. This way, when you run the search again, you'll see the new items on top.

  8. Click Save Search after the search code at the top:

  9. Name the search and click Save it.

To run saved searches later
, go to your Saved Searches (linked under the search box in the catalog) and click the name of the search. The search will run, sorted by Published Date to show the newest available content and possibly some On Order items.