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Search It

Find out about our newest research tool: Search It

Overview

After you conduct a search, you will have several options for limiting your results. Each time you limit your results, you will see a new set of options for limiting your results. By applying a series of limits, you can quickly focus on the resources you want to see.

Options Shown at the Top of a Results List

Depending on your search, any or all of the following options may appear at the top of your list of results:

  • Peer-reviewed Journals
    • limits to articles from peer-reviewed journals
  • Full Text Online
    • limits to resources that are currently available for online viewing 
  • Available in the Library
    • limits to physical resources that are not currently checked out

 

Options Shown to the Left of a Results List

Depending on your search, any or all of the following options may appear on the left side of the screen. Refine your results by exploring these options.

screen shot showing the location of categories on the search results screen of Search It

Also, be sure to note what type of material you've found. Books, articles, reviews, etc. all have different icons.

 

The More Options Menu

Depending on your search, you may see a "More options" link under one or more categories on the left side of the screen. 

More Options link under Refine Results

After you click "More Options" you will see a list with two columns of checkboxes. Use the Include/Exclude checkboxes to tell Search It what you want to include and what you want to exclude.

  • The list is in order by the number of that type of resource that exists in your results set.
  • Be very cautious about using the exclude checkboxes, especially when you are limiting by topic.
  • Each time you limit your results set, the list under More Options will change. Often the new set of options will be more specific.

list of options for refining a search by resource type

Removing a Limit

Every time you set a limit, Search It will display the limit at the top of the results set.

You can remove the limit by clicking the "x" in the tile for that search limit. When you do this, your results will immediately update.

Screenshot showing the location of limits that have been set for the current results set in Search It