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My List

My List is a feature that lets you create a temporary list of items from your search results. You can view the list, sort the list, add or remove items from the list, or e-mail the list. If you have set up a user account, you can also save a list of items for future reference. From a saved list, you can move items to another list, rename the list, or delete it.

 

To view the current My List

 

  1. Click the My List icon on the Toolbar.

HIP displays all the items in the current My List. If you have not added any items to My List, Information Portal displays the message "No items in list."

 

  1. If you want to sort the list, click the name of the column you want to sort by.

HIP sorts the list.

 

To view a saved list

 

  1. Log in to your user account.

  2. Click the My List icon on the Toolbar.

HIP displays all the items in the current My List.

 

  1. Choose the saved list you want to view from the Other Lists drop-down list.

  2. Click Go.

HIP displays all the items in the saved list.

 

  1. If you want to sort the list, click the name of the column you want to sort by.

Adding an item or a specific copy to My List

 

My List lets you create a temporary list of items from your search results. You can add either the first copy of the title to My List, or you can add a specific copy of the title to My List. Each time you add an item to My List, HIP displays the number of items in the current list next to the My List icon. You may add as many items as you want to My List.

 

To add an item or a specific copy to My List

 

  1. Search for a library item.

  1. Do one of these options:

  2. If you want to add the first copy of the title to My List, click Add to My List next to the item you want to add.

  3. If you want to add a specific copy of the title to My List, display the detailed information about the title (or the full bibliographic information) and click Add Copy to My List next to the copy that you want to add.

HIP adds the library item to My List.

 

Saving a list

 

My List is a feature that lets you create a temporary list of items from your search results. If you have set up a user account, you can save your list for future reference.

 

To save a list

 

  1. Log in to your user account.

  2. Add items to My List.

  3. View the current My List.

  4. Mark the boxes next to the items in the current list that you want to save to a new list.

  5. Choose New List from the Move To drop-down list.

  6. Click Go.

  7. Enter a name for the new list in the field.

  8. Click OK.

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Requesting a Hold

After doing a search, you may want to see if a particular item is available for checkout. You can do this by requesting the item. If the item is available, HIP directs you to check the shelves. If the item is not available, you can make a hold request. The library will then hold the item for you when it becomes available. You can request the first available item or a specific item (or copy of the title).

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To request a hold on a library item

  1. Search for a library item.

  2. Do one of these options:

  3. If you want to request the first available item, click Request Item next to the item that you want.

  4. If you want to request a specific item, display the detailed information about the title (or the full bibliographic information) and click Request Copy next to the copy that you want.

If the item is available, HIP displays a message saying that the item is available on the shelf for checkout.

  1. Log in to your user account.

HIP displays the Request Confirmation page. You can see the number of your hold position (or the order in which requests for this item will be filled).

  1. If available, choose a notification method from the drop-down list.

  2. If available, choose a pickup location from the drop-down list.

  3. Enter any additional information in the Comment field.

  4. Click Request.

HIP displays a message saying that your request has been placed successfully

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Viewing detailed information for an item

After doing a search, you may want to view more information about a particular item listed in the search results. Information Portal can display holdings information (availability) for the item, a brief summary of the item, links to more items by the same author or related subjects within the library, links to online bookstores that may carry the item for purchase, or links to related subjects on the World Wide Web.

If a particular item is available at other library locations, you can see holdings information for those locations by clicking the Other Locations button under the Copy/Holding information. If you do not have an Other Locations button, this item is only available at this location.

To view detailed information for a specific item

  1. Search for a library item.

Information Portal returns your search results as a list of titles.

  1. Click the title of the item whose detailed information you want to view.

Information Portal displays information for the title. If any item is available at another library, Information Portal displays the Other Locations button.

Tip: If the item is part of a multi-volume set, you can see the volumes (V1., V2., and so forth) that apply to the item in the Copy/Holding information section.

  1. Do one or more of these options:

  2. If you want to see holdings information for another location, click Other Locations.

  3. If you want to see more information for a volume in a set, click the Volume link.

  4. If you want to see more holdings information for this title, click a page number link.

After viewing information about a specific item, you can:

  • Request the item.

  • Add the item to My List.

  • E-mail information about the item.

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Limiting Your Results

If you have too many titles in your search results after doing a Basic, Advanced, or Power search, you can shorten the list by applying limits. Limits let you exclude or include only certain items in your search results. You can choose from any pre-defined limits (such as video, CD, publication date, or author), or define your own limits to display your results.

Tip: You can choose limiting options before Information Portal displays search results when you do an Advanced search.

 

To limit your search results

  1. Search for a library item.

HIP displays your search results.

  1. If you want to use a pre-defined limit, choose a limiting option from the Limits list.

You can choose multiple limits by holding down CTRL and clicking each limit that you want to use.

  1. If you want to define your own limits, choose a limit type and operator, then enter the limiting value under User Defined Limits.

  2. If you are limiting by multiple limit criteria, choose another limit type and operator, then enter the limiting value under User Defined Limits.

(For example, you can limit your search results to titles published between 1990 and 2000.)

  1. Click Go.

HIP returns a list of search results based on the limit you chose.

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Interpreting your Results

After performing a Basic, Advanced, or Juvenile search, HIP returns a list of library items matching the search criteria that you entered. Depending on what type of search you chose (browse, keyword, or an exact match such as an item barcode search), HIP displays different search results.

Here are the different types of search results:

  • Browse search results
  • Keyword (or summary) search results
  • Detailed item information (or full bibliographic information)

Browse

When you choose a browse search, HIP displays an alphabetical browse list (of titles, subjects, authors, or whatever kind of browse search you chose) that includes your search term.

Tip: If your search returns only a single item, HIP displays detailed information about the item rather than first displaying the item in a summary list.

After your search results are returned, you can:

  • View information for a specific item.

Keyword

When you choose a keyword search, HIP displays a summary list of titles matching your search.

Tip: If your search returns only a single item, HIP displays detailed information about the item rather than first displaying the item in a summary list.

For each library item in a summary list of titles, HIP displays specific information such as the item's title, author, publisher, publication date, call number, and status. Here is an example:

Search Example

Detailed

After doing a search, you may want to view more information about a particular item listed in the search results. HIP can display holdings information (availability) for the item, a brief summary of the item, links to more items by the same author or related subjects within the library, links to online bookstores that may carry the item for purchase, or links to related subjects on the World Wide Web.

If a particular item is available at other library locations, you can see holdings information for those locations by clicking the Other Locations button under the Copy/Holding information. If you do not have an Other Locations button, this item is only available at this location.

To view detailed information for a specific item

  1. Search for a library item.

HIP returns your search results as a list of titles.

  1. Click the title of the item whose detailed information you want to view.

HIP displays information for the title. If any item is available at another library

Tip: If the item is part of a multi-volume set, you can see the volumes (V1., V2., and so forth) that apply to the item in the Copy/Holding information section.

  1. Do one or more of these options:

  2. If you want to see holdings information for another location, click Other Locations.

  3. If you want to see more information for a volume in a set, click the Volume link.

  4. If you want to see more holdings information for this title, click a page number link.

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