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Search history: View and use previous searches

Learn how to use the search history window to view previous searches, repeat a previous search, and more in WebDewey.

Use the Search History window to

  • View your previous 30 user note searches.
  • Repeat a previous search.  
  • Revise a previous search.

Previous searches are associated with your authorization number and are retained between Connexion sessions. The search history is not cleared when you log off.

 Note: Separate search histories exist for the following: Quick Search/Quick Browse area, Search WebDewey screen, Browse WebDewey screen, and Search WebDewey User Notes screen.


Search History function How to use
Open Search History window At the Search WebDewey User Notes screen, click SEARCH HISTORY.
List of previous searches For each listed search, the window shows
  • Search type: Dewey Notes.
  • Timestamp: date and time the search was performed.
  • Search criteria: all search elements, including terms, indexes, and sort options and type of note.
Repeat a previous search Click Repeat. Connexion immediately performs the selected search.
Revise a previous search Click Revise. Connexion displays the Search WebDewey User Notes screen. The selected search is ready for revision.
Clear search history Click Clear History (at the top of the Search History window).
Close the Search History window Click Close (at the top of the Search History window).