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Limit and sort with filters

Using filters

Filters are useful for managing the items displayed within your search results page. Filters appear on the left side of the search results page.

You can filter your results by

  • whether the full text of the item is available online or open access, or is recorded in the classic library catalogue
  • which library building the item is held in
  • what type of content the item is
  • subject discipline
  • publication date
  • language

Filters can be selected or deselected in the following ways:

  • Click on the filter to see the results within it. Click again to remove the filter.
  • Select More... to expand your view to all options. This opens in a new menu.
  • At the top of the new menu, you can sort the values by either rank or alphabetical order by clicking the arrow icon.
  • You can select more than one option from within the filter menu, but they do not take effect automatically.
  • You need to click on the Apply button at the top of the filter menu to apply it to your search results.

Once selected a filter remains active until you select the Clear Filters link at the top of the menu.