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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 page with 'sort' option circled and 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.
  • Title: Search results are ordered alphabetically by title.
  • Date Oldest: Search results are in ascending order according to the item's creation date.