Manage search results

You can manage your search results in many ways. View the Search results video tutorial to learn more about managing and refining your search results.

Remove duplicate results

 

View two or more selected records in Citation, Abstract, or Detailed format

Rerun your search

 

View an individual record in Abstract format

Specify the number of results per page   View an individual record in Detailed format
Edit your search   Show or hide preview
Select records in search results   Sort search results by Relevance, Date, Author, Source, or Publisher
Highlight search terms in results   Email, print, or download records
Save documents to a personal folder   Select records in search results
Review cited by counts in Scopus   Run a new search
View Search history   Use Numeric filter
Create alert   Save search
Results tab   Subscribe to an RSS feed

Rerun your search

Click the magnifying glass icon located to the right of the Search box. Your search is rerun.

Edit your search

Edit your search terms as needed in the Search box(es), and click the magnifying glass icon to run the search.

Select Results tab

Click the Results tab at the top of the page from any Results list to return to the previous screen.

Run a new search

  1. Hover over the Search tab at the top of the page and scroll down to the Quick, Expert, or Thesaurus links.
  2. Click the desired type of search. The Quick, Expert, or Thesaurus search page opens.

Create alert

Email alerts are messages sent every Friday after each weekly database update that contain any new records that match a saved search query. You may have a total of 260 email alerts and saved searches at one time. You must be a registered user with a person account and logged in to create alerts.

  1. Click Create alert in bar above the search results. The text changes to Remove alert with a green check mark to reflect that the email alert has been created. You will receive an email notification stating that the email alert has been activated.

    The total number of alerts that you have created displays to the right of the Alerts tab at the top of the page.

  2. Click Remove alert if you want to remove this email alert.
    Note

    If you want to see the alerts that you have created, click Alerts at the top of the page to access the Alerts & Saved Searches page.

Save search

You can save a search query for future use. Once you save a search, you can view, rerun, modify, change the name, or delete it. You must be registered and logged in to Engineering Village to save searches.

  1. Click Save search in bar above the search results. The text changes to Remove search alert with a green check mark to reflect that the search has been saved.
  2. Click Remove search if you want to remove this saved search.
    NoteIf you want to see the searches that you have saved, select the Alerts & Saved searches page from the additional options menu Additional options menu at the top right side of the page.

Subscribe to an RSS Feed

You can subscribe to an Engineering Village RSS feed that contains information from your search query.

  1. Click RSS feed link in bar above the search results. The RSS pop-up opens with a URL that is created for your feed.
  2. Open your RSS reader.
  3. Copy and paste the URL into your RSS Reader.

Specify the number of results per page

The Display drop-down in the bar beneath the search query allows you to specify how many results you would like to display per page.

The default is 25; you can increase this total to 50 or 100. You may change this default option on the Results tab of the My preferences page.

To change the default number, from the Display label, click the number 25 or the down arrow, and select either 50 or 100 from the drop-down. The page refreshes with the new number of results displayed. Your new setting stays throughout your session, regardless of how many searches you run, until you end your session.

Sort search results

Relevance (from most to least relevant) is the default sort method. You may change this default on the Results tab of the My preferences page.

Additionally, you may choose to sort your results using one of the methods listed below by selecting the desired option from the Sort on: drop-down list located above the search results.

The availability of these sort options depends upon the database(s) you have selected for your search.

Additionally, records can be sorted on the Selected records page.

Select records in search results

Engineering Village allows you to select records in the Search results by the following:

Once selected, the records are transferred to the Selected records page. You can add up to 500 records. Click Selected records in the top navigation bar to open the page and work with your selected records.

Note

You can select records on one page, go to another page and select additional records, and refine your search results. All records you select, regardless of which page, can be emailed, printed, downloaded, or saved depending upon which option you select.

Up to 5,000 results can be retrieved from any search. The display indicates the number of results that were located, but only the first 5,000 are available to be selected.

Highlight search terms in your results

Search terms in a result list are highlighted according to your My preferences settings. All settings selected on the My preferences page are default display settings that have been implemented when using Engineering Village.

You also have the option to change highlight settings from either the Abstract or Detailed page for Engineering Village content, but such settings are session based.

Note

You must be a registered user in order to highlight search terms when conducting an Engineering Village search.

If you are a registered user and do not see this feature and would like to highlight search term text, please use the Engineering Village Contact form to request this feature.

View two or more records in Citation, Abstract, or Detailed format

  1. Select the check boxes of 2 or more records in your search results.

    These selections are added to the Selected records page.

  2. Click Selected records at the top of the page. The total number of selected records that have been chosen displays after the label. The Selected records page opens.
  3. From the Selected records page, select Citation format, Abstract format, or Detailed format from the drop-down.

    Your records display on the Selected records page in the chosen format.

View an individual record in Abstract format

Each record title is a hyperlink to the record's abstract view. Click a record's title to open the Abstract view.

See Viewing Abstract details for further information.

View an individual record in Detailed format

Below a record's citation in search results, click the Detailed link. The page refreshes and the Detailed view of the record page opens.

See Viewing document details for further information.

Show or hide preview

Most records in a set of search results will have the option to view a text description of the record's content.

If a record has a preview:

Review cited by counts in Scopus

A search results item may list Cited by counts within Scopus. If one or more Scopus cited by counts lists a record, the number will be indicated beside the Show/Hide Preview button.

See Cited by count from Scopus for more information.

 

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