The Search Module provides the facillities to search and display search results for the content in the Central Repository. As further discussed below, the module provides:
- Basic search
- Advanced search builder
- Image results
- Columnar results
An example of the basic keyword search line as shown below:
Basic Search Example
Once executed, the basic search opens a Search Results page (default, image intensive) as shown later on this page.. As the example search bar shows, it is quite common to include access to the advanced search capability for the system very near basic search. When clicked upon, the advanced search link navigates to a page that provides shows the advanced search builder, and example of which is shown below:
Advanced Search Builder Example
The advanced search builder enables a user to build a complex set of ANDed query terms using the + button to add and - to remove search terms. Each search term has a specific facet from the content metadata that is searched. The example includes Title, Author and Publish date. Standard Facets include:
- Work Title
- Document Title
- Content Type
- Publish Date
- For Journals: Volume and Issue
After selecting a facet, the facets containment criteria become available for selection. Typical containment criteria include
- Text Fields
- "Contains all of these words"
- "Contains exactly these words"
- "Contains at least one of these words"
- "Does not contain"
- Date Fields
- "Is before"
- "Is after"
- "Is not"
Using these containment criteria, and advanced search can be constructed that holds the publication date to a specific range (e.g. "is after" "1/1/2010" and "is before" "12/1/2010").
Facets and their containment criteria may be further configured or customized for client-specific metadata and/or requirements.
Advance search is persistent for the user session, allowing them to review results, come back and make changes and re-execute the search until the search results match their desires.
Clicking on the advance search button under the builder launches the search results page defaulting to the columnar results discussed below.
Image Oriented Search Results Example
Columnar Oriented Search Results Example
The user may switch back and forth between image and columnar results at any time. Columnar results are sortable in both ascending and descending order. In either view, the target for clicking on the document title is configurable.
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