Skip to Main Content
askus Ask us

UVic Library Search Help

Tips for using the Library Search interface at the University of Victoria Libraries.

Saving your search

Once you are logged in to your account in Library Search, each effective search you create can be saved and rerun at a later time. Just click the Save Query feature circled below.

Screenshot of a search results page, with the central "Save this query" button highlighted

Selecting Save Query will prompt the page to refresh and a yellow banner will appear with the message: "The search was saved to your favorites".

Screenshot of a search results page, with the central "Save this query" button highlighted, and an arrow pointing to the notification that the query has been saved at the top of the page

Creating Alerts

If you would like to receive an email notification of any updates to your search results, click on the "Turn on notification for this query" option in the yellow banner when it appears. Once you set up this notification, you will receive a weekly email providing a link to a list of new results.

Screenshot of the notification banner which appears when users save searches. An arrow emphasizes the option to 'Turn on notification' by email for the saved search

Any searches you save using the Save Query feature are stored in My Favourites where you can set up an RSS feed, manage notifications, and delete your saved search if necessary. 

You may access your saved searches by clicking the pin icon at the top right of the library search page.

Screenshot of the Library Search interface, with an arrow pointing to the pin icon at the top right which will lead to saved items and searches

Creative Commons License
This work by The University of Victoria Libraries is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License unless otherwise indicated when material has been used from other sources.