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Library Search guide: Sorting results

Help with using Search, the Library's discovery platform

Search results can be sorted in different ways using the Sort by drop-down menu. By default, they are sorted by relevance. Subsequent searches will take on the last sorted by criterion used.

Search results with the Sort By option circled and Sort by dropdown menu expanded

  • Relevance: Search results are ranked according to their relevance to the search terms used. 
  • Date Newest: Search results are in descending order according to the item's creation date.
  • Date Oldest: Search results are in ascending order according to the item's creation date.
  • Title: Search results are ordered alphabetically by title.
  • Author: Search results are ordered alphabetically by author.