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How can I limit searches by format?

Last Updated: Oct 27, 2011  |  140 Views

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Scout searches lots of things: the Libraries' catalog, most of the full-text articles found in the library databases, and digitized materials from our special collections. Because of the way Scout works, when you do a basic search, you will get many results, and they will include lots of different kinds of things: books, journals, articles, images, and more. Some of the results will be physical items in the Libraries' collection, and others will be things you access online.

After conducting a search in Scout, you can use the limiters on the left side of the search results screen to limit your results. Some of the options include limiting your search to peer reviewed journals, items in the library collection, or items published in a certain date range. To see more limiters, select the Show More link under Refine your results. Options to narrow by source type, subject, publication, and more are also on the left side of the search results screen.

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If you're using the Classic Catalog, look for the Post Limit link at the top, right of the search results screen. It will take you to a page with search limiting options.

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