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Help: My Archive: Saved Searches

What is the Saved Searches page?

The Saved Searches page lists all the searches you have saved using the Save search to My Archive link on the Search Results pages. It allows you to run searches again, annotate them, modify them or delete them from your list.

Note that only the terms of your search are saved, not the results of the search itself.

Collection Searches and Repository Searches appear in separate sections on the Saved Searches page (note that Quick Searches cannot be saved to My Archive).

Each entry in the list consists of:

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Running a search

  1. Click the underlined name of the search you want to run.
    If you did not give your search a name this will be the My Search link.

The results of the search will be displayed on the relevant Search Results page.

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Modifying a search

You may have a saved search that finds the records you want, but wonder what will be found if you change one element of the search, such as a collection date. Instead of having to enter your search terms all over again, you can use the Modify Search link.

  1. Click the Modify Search link corresponding to the search you want to alter.
    The search page, along with all the search terms you originally specified, is displayed.
  2. Edit the terms you want to change and click the Search button to run the search with your revised terms.

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Deleting a search

  1. Click the Delete Search link corresponding to the search you want to remove from the list.

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Is there a limit to the number of searches I can save?

Archive Finder allows you to save 200 searches. If you already have 200 searches saved and you click the Save search to My Archive link, you will be shown the list of the searches you have saved and asked to select one to replace:

  1. Click the Replace Search link corresponding to the search you want to replace.

Your new search will be added to the list in the same place as the one you chose to replace.

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Adding a note to a saved search

You may wish to append a note to a saved search entry to remind yourself of the purpose of the search. Once you have created a note you can then view, edit, or delete it at any time.

  1. Click the Add note link for the relevant saved search entry. A Notes page opens.
  2. Type in your text.
  3. Click the Save note button to close the window saving your note,
    Click the Delete note link to close the window and remove your note.

An Edit note link appears for the relevant saved search entry after a note has been created. Click the Edit note link to edit or delete an existing note.

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Logging out

Your saved searches are one of the access-controlled features of Archive Finder, so that only the searches you save are added to the list.

To ensure that no-one else uses your saved searches whilst you are away from your computer, we recommend that you log out from the Saved Searches page when you have finished using it:

  1. Click the Log out of My Archive link at the top of the page.
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