Setting up a Preferred Search

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What is a preferred search?

A preferred search is a way for you to save a search in the library catalog and use the saved search to track when new materials are added to the library collection that match your search parameters.

 

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Set up a Preferred Search

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To set up a preferred search you will need to first log-in to your account (Net ID and Password), then create a search in the Library Catalog.

  • Select My Accounts on the upper right-side of the Library home page on the right.
  • Log in with your NetID and Password.
  • Select Library Account.

  • In the navigation bar at the top, select Search & Find

  • Select Library Catalog

Set up a Preferred Search

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Let's set up a preferred search for a specific book that you are waiting to arrive in the library.

  • In the first search box, enter a title of the book or use the following: 
    Rethinking Modern European Intellectual History

  • Select the Submit button.

To save as a preferred search:

  • Select the Save as Preferred Search button next to the Search button. 

How Can I View my Preferred Searches?

To view your saved preferred search:

  • Select the Return To Your Record at the top right next to the Search History drop-down menu.
  • Select the Preferred Searches link in the left column.  You will see a list of the searches you have saved.
  • To receive an email when the book arrives, select the box next to the search.  Then select the Update List button.
  • To remove any of the preferred searches, select the box underneath the Mark to Remove column. Then select the Update List button.

How will I know when my item arrives?

When the Library receives new materials matching your search criteria, you will be notified by email that the material is expected to be in the Library and available for checkout within approximately 10 days.

If you have any problems locating new library materials, please check with the staff at any Information Desk or the Information Commons Reference desk located at the Main Library.

If you have any library-related questions, use the Ask Us service.

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