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ProSeek lets you search one collection, several collections or all the collections in your digital library, including audio files.  You can conduct a broad search or a more narrow search depending on your needs. Additionally, you can save and manage your searches. Generally, you'll follow two steps when you conduct a search.  To maximize the effectiveness of your searches, review ProSeek's Search Tips.

 

When you first come to the Search page, you'll see this screen:

 

search page

 

From this screen, you can

 

 1. choose the collection or collections you want to search

 2. enter your search terms

 3. set your search limit

 4. choose how you want the results sorted

 5. choose the number of columns to be used when displaying the results

 6. determine how many titles will be displayed on each search results list

 7. choose whether to show the thumbnail images or text images of your results

 8. copy the URL of your search

 9. finalize the search for the terms you've entered

10. save and manage your searches

11. start a new search

 

After you click the Search button (#9 in the image above), your search results will be displayed based on the format and display choices you've made (all of which may be changed once the results appear).  Once the results are displayed, the screen will change.  

 

On this new screen, you can

 

1.see the number of hits your search has found and how many are displayed on your screen

2.narrow your search by using Search Filter Categories

3.click on a title or thumbnail to open the title.  The title opens in the Viewer to the page containing the most relevant matches to your search terms

 

To listen to an audio file, see Audio Player.

 

 

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To maximize the effectiveness of your searches, review ProSeek's Search Tips.

 

 

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