By Jorden Esser

Recently we wrote about how to search and filter in Discover, the search engine for our collection. Knowing how to correctly formulate a search query and how to use Discover is of course the first step in this process.

But what if you want to take another look at the results of your search, or you want to see new results from an existing search query? Luckily for you, there is a simple solution for both of these situations!

Save your search query

Once you have entered your search query, you may find it useful to take another look at it later. Although Discover does not have an official ‘save’ function, that does not mean there is no way to save your search results.

All you have to do is create your own bookmark: you can do this for any page in Discover, whether it be your search results or a single record. An alternative is to use the ‘share’ function that we have built in to Discover. This enables you to either save individual records or share them via the various social media channels.

Set up an alert

Is your search query already optimally formulated and would you like to be kept up to date about new publications? Then you can set up an alert. Once you have carried out your search query, click on the orange RSS icon in the top right-hand corner of your screen and subscribe using your favourite RSS reader. You will automatically receive a message when new publications have been added!

Example of RSS feed: new items in the Faculty of Architecture Library

Note: to ensure that your alert produces new results, you must remove any limitations that could filter out new results (for example year=1999)!