Monday, September 16, 2013

The New Search Is Ready for Its Close-Up!

We've just finished our preliminary redesign of the New Advanced Search. We think it's pretty awesome, but we won't know that for sure until you give it a good test drive.

You now have the ability to search on multiple genres and time periods at the same time. You can also exclude genres and time periods you'd like taken out of the results.

We've added a new section to the search page called "Refine Your Search". Take some time tabbing back and forth between all the genres and time period sections. You can add as many options from any of the tabs as you'd like. All genres and time periods are included by default, so if you're looking to do a quick search, you don't need to choose anything in this section.

In the example above, I've included Historical Mystery (a check in the first column -- green check) and excluded Historical Romance (a check in the second column -- red X) . Obviously, these categories are only as good as the underlying data, so if you spot inconsistencies volunteer to become a site editor!

Click on the orange Directions button for a quick reminder on what the columns are used for.

Please feel free to let us know how the New Search is working for you. Have a great idea for other searching options? Let us know that too...

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