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The result screen is displayed after the search operation is complete. This screen shows a list of short titles. By default the titles are sorted by year of publication. This collection of short titles is also called the Shortlist. Each term in a title that corresponds with your search term, is considered a hit. You can use the shortlist to analyze whether or not your search criterion was successful.

> View search results
> Icons in the search results screens
> Perform a search operation on the search result

1.  View search results

You can view a hit by clicking on it. All relevant bibliographical data, such as title, author, subject, etc. are now displayed on the screen. Viewing the search results helps you proceed with your search operations; it shows you whether the information displayed must be further restricted in a subsequent search operation. You can always return to the title list by clicking on Shortlist or return to the results of your search operation by clicking on Review.

2.  Type of publication/content
You can search for documents according to formal criteria by using the search key "type of publication/content". Please enter one of the codes you find in the list of codes, e. g. 15 for statistics or 18 for doctoral dissertations.

3.  Icons in the search results screens

The icons shown below indicate the type of publication in the search results screens.

  Books   Books Periodicals (non-online)   Periodicals (non-online)  
  Articles   Articles Online resources (without periodicals)   Online resources (without periodicals)  
  Online periodicals   Online periodicals Microfilm   Microfilm  
  Cartography   Cartography Audio visual   Audio visual  
  Software   Software Miscellaneous   Miscellaneous  

These icons can be seen in the shortlist and give extra information about the title.

  Abstract   The title data contains an abstract full text   The title data contains a link to the full text  
  Internet link   The title data contains a link to the internet        

3.  Perform a search operation on the search result

Once the results of a search operation are displayed, menu 1 contains a number of extra search options. This allows you to perform a search operation on the search results displayed.

  • Restrict
    Select this method if you want to use the AND search method on the result.
  • Enlarge
    Select this method if you want to use the OR search method on the result.
  • Except
    Select this method if you want to use the NOT search method on the result.
  • Rerank
    Select this method if you want to re-sequence the results. Select the desired sort sequence in menu 3.