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Preferred Searches - Notification of New Library Material


What are Preferred Searches?

Preferred Searches allow you to save a catalog search to your personal library account for easy reference.  They also allow you to receive an automatic notice when the Library receives a new item.  You may want to take our quick guided tutorial on setting up a preferred search. By setting up a preferred search, you will be able to:

  • Receive a notice of new items in a general area of research, (for example: Ethnology) set up a Preferred Search by Keyword, or Subject.
  • Receive a notice of a specific item, (for example: an item requested through the Suggest a Purchase link) set up a Preferred Search by Author and/or Title.

How do I save a Preferred Search?

  1. Login to My Account.
  2. Click Search The Catalog link.
  3. Search the catalog by Keyword,  Author, Title or Subject.

 

 

On the search results screen, click the Save as Preferred Search button above the search results list.  You can save your search even if the title has not been added to our catalog.

Saved as preferred search screen

How do I view my Preferred Searches?

  1. Login to My Account OR If you are already logged in, click the Return To Your Record button.
  2. Click on the Preferred Searches link.
  3. You will see a list of the searches you have saved. 

Saved Searches screen

How do I set up notifications?

  1. Login to My Account.
  2. Click the Preferred Searches link.
  3. Click in the check box under the Mark for Email column to the left of the search.
  4. Click the Update List button.

Mark for email screen

How do I remove a Preferred Search?

  1. Login to My Account.
  2. Click the Preferred Searches link.
  3. Click in the box under the Mark for Remove column to the left of the search.
  4. Click the Update List button

You will be notified when the Library receives new material matching your search criteria. Once you receive notification, material is expected to be in the Library and available for checkout within 10 days (there can be a delay of up to 20 days between your notification and the items availability). If you have any problems locating material, please check with the staff at any Information Desk or the Information Commons Reference desk located at the Main Library.

 

Last modified: March 17, 2014