Saving Your Searches

Do you search for the same authors, topics, or keywords often?

If so, you can save your favorite searches so you can run then again without having to re-create the search from scratch.

For example, if you often search for books by Neil Gaiman, and you only want to see search results for physical books for adults, you can run a search for "Neil Gaiman" and then use the facets on the left side of the screen to limit the results to the format Books and the audience Adults (see the resulting list).

Then, click "Save Search". (If you are not already logged in, you will be asked to log in.) give your search a name and save it.

After that, you can run your search at any time in the future by clicking "Saved Searches" under the search box:

You can also find links to your saved searches by going to your Library Dashboard or your Settings (find both of these under your username menu in the upper right corner of the screen).

Either click the name of the search or the "View all" link to run your search. You can also modify the criteria used in the search by clicking "Edit Search". This will run the search so you can change the criteria and then save it with its new search terms.

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