Answered By: Eric Rector
Last Updated: Sep 07, 2016     Views: 24

Use the image and text below to identify aspects of the PowerSearch results screen.
Note: you may need to scroll to see the text.


  1. Your search terms -- input new search terms here.
  2. Your search mode - change to subject, publication, or entire document search here.
  3. Your content type limiter - results are limited to scholarly journals by default.
  4. Select other content types here.
  5. Search within your current results.
  6. Results are limited to full-text articles by default. To see all results, uncheck the full-text box.
  7. Title. Click the link to view the full record of the article, book, or media.
  8. Source information. Journal title, author, volume, issue, etc. This information is included in your citation.
  9. The abstract is a summary of the book, article, media, etc. Read the abstract to help determine if it is relevant.
  10. Link to download / view the full text in PDF format.
  11. Save to your folder for this session. Once records are saved, they can be emailed, printed, etc.
  12. Sort records by relevance or date. Relevance is selected by default.
  13. Select the advanced search if you want to have more control over your search results.