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Preferred Searches - Notification of New Library Material


What are Preferred Searches?

Preferred Searches allow you to:

  • Receive notice of new items in a general area of research, (for example: Ethnology).
  • Receive a notice of a specific item, (for example: an item requested through Suggest a Purchase).

How do I create a Preferred Search?

Either use our quick step-by-step guide on setting up a preferred search or follow the directions below:

  1. Login to My Account.
  2. Use the drop down menu in the right corner of your screen to search the catalog (to be notified of  specific title, select the title option)

 

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

 

 

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. 

How do I set up notifications?

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

Mark for email screen

How do I remove a Preferred Search?

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

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.

Last modified: March 20, 2015