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Quick Tips: Basic Search with Faceted Results and New User Interface
Short, helpful tips to point out a few of the new GOBI design changes and help you start using the faceted search.
New User Interface
New layout and redesign of GOBI commands
Carts can be found in the right-hand corner of the screen and are accessible from anywhere in GOBI.
Command functions previously located in the left “action” column have been moved to the top of each screen.
Move your mouse over the command functions, or buttons, to see new descriptions for each command.
Basic Search with Faceted Results
The Basic search box on every GOBI screen now returns faceted results. Facets are search parameters that allow you to interact with results to easily refine your search.
Basic Search Options
Keyword, ISBN, Title, Author/Editor, Subject, Keyword + TOC (Tables of contents)
This is a good starting point if you’re interested in browsing the contents of the whole database. The keyword search is the default search, it searches all designated fields including some previously inaccessible fields such as Awards and Lists. Tables of Contents Elements can also be searched using the Keyword + TOC option. Results are displayed in a ranked order based on YBP’s relevancy ranking algorithm.
This searches within the ISBN field of a bibliographic record. Entering an ISBN as a keyword search will return an exact match on the ISBN, plus any linked alternate editions.
This is a keyword search within the title field of the bibliographic record.
This is a keyword search within the Author and Editor fields of the bibliographic record.
This is a keyword search within the Subject and YBP Interdisciplinary Topics fields.
Keyword + TOC
This is a keyword search within all of the searchable bibliographic fields including Tables of Contents Elements.
About GOBI’s Faceted Search
Facets are search parameters that allow you to interact with results to easily refine your search. Results are returned based on relevancy.
The search engine displays results based on the relevance of the query, as measured against the search fields. For example, a keyword search using the terms mechanical engineering will display records with the search terms in multiple search fields ahead of records with the terms in just one field. The assumption is records with more than one field containing the search terms are most relevant to your query.
Refining Your Search with Facets
To narrow your results, click on the value links within the facets. For example, to narrow your search to titles published in a given year, look at the publication year facet, and select the link that corresponds to the year you’re interested in. Every value you click on is recorded in the breadcrumbs area above the search results. To broaden your search, or eliminate a value you’ve applied, click on the red “x” next to the value in the breadcrumbs area.
Excluding Titles from Results
To eliminate a value from your search results, click on the red “x” next to the value in the facet. For example, clicking on the red “x” next to Paper under the Binding facet will eliminate paper- bound titles from your search results.
Searching for an ISBN using the ISBN search will return an exact match on the ISBN queried. Searching for an ISBN using the default keyword search will return an exact match on the ISBN queried and all linked alternate formats of the title.