Library Search can save a search (including active filters) so that you can quickly run it again. You can also choose to be notified when new results become available for your saved searches.

Save a search

Save a search to run it repeatedly it from My Favourites within Library Search.

  1. Log in to the Library from the purple header or within Library search
  2. Do your search and apply any filters you like
  3. Click Save search or create alert:
    Option to Save search or create alert

    A yellow banner notification will pop up to say the search has been created. You can also choose to set an alert at this time. Otherwise, follow the steps below from My Favourites.
     
  4. Go to My Favourites
     my favourites button
     
  5. Select the Saved Searches tab. Note that the saved search shows the various filters that had been applied. 
  6. Simply click the title of the saved search to run it again.
    saved searches tab and item

Email alert of new results 

Emails alerts are sent weekly. The new results may include newly published items or older items that have been recently added to Library Search. 

  1. As above, log in and do your search
    Tip: use advanced search or filters to create a more precise search - you only want to get alerts on the most relevant items
  2. Consider including the New Records filter, for options such as Last week, to limit to newly added records
  3. Click Save search or create alert. Use the link in the yellow notification banner to set the alert, and then Save to confirm your email
  4. Otherwise, go to your My Favourites and click on the Saved Searches tab
    saved searches tab and item
     
  5. Click on the alert icon to turn alerts on. You should see a yellow notification banner confirming the action.

    search alert confirmation banner

Click the icon again to turn it off.