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View search results

This topic provides information about viewing search results when you Find questions by keyword. Your search terms are highlighted in the Search Results lists and in the Full Question view.

How to use a Search Results list

The following table describes how to use a Search Results list.

If you want to: Then do this:

View a Full Question

When searching current questions, this view includes the tools needed to answer or act on the question. (BME administrators can act only on their institution-level questions.)

Click on the question.

QuestionPoint displays the Full Question.

You can click the Return to List link located at the top of the Full Question page to return to the search results.

View multiple Full Questions on one page that you can scroll through

This view does not include the tools needed to answer or act on questions.

  1. Check the box located to the left of each question that you wish to view. (The check boxes are not available if you are viewing 100 results per page.)
    You can check the box located below the list to automatically check the boxes of all the questions on the page.
  2. Click the View Checked Transactions button located below the list.
    QuestionPoint displays on one page the Full Question for each checked question.
    You can click the Return to List link located at the top of the Full Question page to return to the search results.
Change the number of questions shown on each page of search results Select an option in the Results per page drop-down list located above the list. (If you select 100, you will not have the option to view multiple questions on one page.)
Change the order in which questions appear in the search results Click on one of the Sort by options located above the list.
View the search criteria Click the View search criteria link located above the list.
Navigate the pages of a multipage list Use the page links and buttons located at the upper-right or lower-right of the list.

Description of a Search Results list

Elements that appear above the Search Results list:

  • The total number of records found by the search
  • A link that you can click to view the search criteria
  • Range of records included on the current page of the list
  • Page navigation links and buttons if the list has multiple pages
  • Results Per Page drop-down list showing the current value and available options: 10, 20, 30, 50, 100
  • Sort By links showing the current value and available options: ID ascending, ID descending, Relevance, Patron Name (not available in Service History)

Columns in the Search Results list:

  • The first column is usually empty. A + (plus) button appears there when a long question in the list has been truncated at 250 characters. Click the + button to view the entire question.
  • Check boxes to select multiple questions for viewing in full on one page. The boxes are not available if you are viewing 100 results per page.
  • Item numbers of the records in the list
  • Question ID, transaction type, question text, and received timestamp
  • Institution and Patron (not available in Service History)

Elements that appear below the Search Results list:

  • A check box that you can click to check or uncheck all the check boxes on the page. The box is not available if you are viewing 100 results per page.
  • A View Checked Transactions button that you can click to view multiple Full Questions on one page. The button is not available if you are viewing 100 results per page.
  • Range of records included on the current page of the list
  • Page navigation links and buttons if the list has multiple pages
  • Date and time of last indexing


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