Kids InfoBits - Searching

This tutorial shows how to search and limit results within Kids InfoBits.


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There are three ways

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to find what you're looking for in Kids InfoBits.

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One, you can browse topics from the home page.

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Two, you can use the search box to perform basic searches.

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Or three, you can use the Advanced Search tool

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for more complex searches.

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To perform a basic search, enter a search term

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in the search box found in the banner of most pages.

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Notice that as you type, terms are suggested.

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Select a term and then click the go arrow.

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Your results are arranged by content type.

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The number of items found for

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each content type is displayed.

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For each item, you're given the content level,

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the title, the source, and date.

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And word count, if the item is a book,

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a magazine, or news article.

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Click Content Levels Key for a description of the levels.

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Click the folder icon to save the document

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so that you can return to it later.

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When you want to view the saved item,

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select More from the resource banner

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and then select My Folder.

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Click the article name to return to the article.

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Use the search within Results Search box

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to further search within your results list.

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To perform more advanced searches,

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select Advanced Search from the resource banner.

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From the Advanced Search page, enter a term,

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and then select the type of search you want

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to perform from the drop down menu.

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Use the Boolean operators And, Or, or Not

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to combine searches.

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Click Add a Row to add more items to your search.

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Notice that you can also limit your search

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to documents with images, by publication date,

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by document type, by content type,

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or by Lexile reading level or Lexile score.