Advanced Search in the Ohio Digital Library
An advanced search allows for multiple filters to be applied to one search. Set the specifications relevant to your needs and view your results with one click. The following instructions explain how to conduct an advanced search for digital materials on the Ohio Digital Library website [www.ohioebooks.org]. For other browsing and searching tips see the General Searching in the Ohio Digital Library handout on the Stark County District Library website.
How to use the Advanced Search Option
Click on the Advanced Search link below the search bar near the upper right side of the page. Note: Tap or click on the magnifying glass or search icon if Advanced Search is not visible. This page displays the various Advanced Search options.
An explanation of each option found on the Advanced Search page include:
Added to site: limits search results to only items added to the Ohio Digital Library within a specified period of time. Example: clicking Within 7 days limits search results to only materials added to the website within the last seven days.
All Subjects: limits search results to a specific subject. Example: clicking Mystery limits search results to only mystery titles.
All Formats: limits search results to a specific format. Example: clicking EPUB eBook limits search results to only EPUB eBook eBooks (the format compatible with Nooks and the OverDrive App.)
All Languages: limits search results to a specific language. Example: clicking Spanish limits search results to only materials in Spanish.
All Publishers: limits search results to a specific publisher. Example: clicking Kent State University Press limits search results to only books published by Kent State University Press.
All Awards: limits search results to winners of a specified award. Example: clicking Pulitzer Prize limits search results to only books that have won the Pulitzer Prize.
Check the Show only titles with copies available box to limit results to materials available for download right now.
Set the specifications relevant to your needs and click Search to view your results. As many as twenty search results will be displayed per page. Tap on a cover image to read more about the item or begin the checkout and download process.
Note that multiple options can be selected to perform an Advanced Search. Below is an example of an advanced search with four specifications:
1. Added to Site: Within 1 year
2. All Subjects: Science Fiction & Fantasy
3. All Formats: EPUB eBook
4. Show only copies with titles available
Results for this search will display Science Fiction & Fantasy e-books in EPUB e-eook format that have been added to the Ohio Digital Library website in the past year and are available right now for checkout.
For complete instructions on the checkout process see the handout Download an E-book to a Nook handout on the Stark County District Library website.
Still have questions? Please feel free to ask a staff member, call (330) 458-3150 or (330) 458-3160 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional assistance.
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