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NLM Catalog Filters Sidebar Replaces the Limits Page

Canese K. NLM Catalog Filters Sidebar Replaces the Limits Page. NLM Tech Bull. 2013 May-Jun;(392):e4.

2013 May 24 [posted]
2013 June 06 [Editor's note added]

[Editor's note: These changes were implemented in the NLM Catalog on June 5, 2013.]

The NLM Catalog Limits page will be replaced with the results filter sidebar. The filter sidebar will work the same way as the PubMed filters sidebar; after a filter is selected it will be activated for subsequent searches until the selection is cleared (see Figure 1).

Screen capture of NLM Catalog results with default filter sidebar selections
Figure 1: NLM Catalog results with default filter sidebar selections.

Click a filter to narrow your search results. For example, filter your search results for computational genomics to the journals referenced in the NCBI databases. The filters activated message will display on the result page (see Figure 2).

Screen capture of NLM Catalog computational genomics results filtered by journals referenced in the NCBI databases
Figure 2: NLM Catalog computational genomics results filtered by journals referenced in the NCBI databases.

There are three ways to turn off filters:

To add additional filter categories to the sidebar, click the "Show additional filters" link, select the additional categories, and then click Show (see Figure 3).

Screen capture of Show additional filters pop-up selection box with Material type and Publication year selected
Figure 3: "Show additional filters" pop-up selection box with Material type and Publication year selected.

To add filters to the sidebar for categories with many selections, click the category "More …" link, select the additional filters, and then click Show (see Figure 4).

Screen capture of Filters sidebar Material type category More pop-up selection box
Figure 4: Filters sidebar Material type category "More …" pop-up selection box.

The PubMed homepage "Journals in NCBI Databases" link will automatically activate the Journal subsets "Referenced in the NCBI DBs" filter.

By Kathi Canese
National Center for Biotechnology Information

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