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The Search History page records all the searches you have run during the current session. It allows you to run searches again, modify them, save them to My Archive, combine them with other searches or delete them from your list.
Note that the searches listed on the Search History page are only retained for a single session, any information recorded there will be lost once you exit Monthly Catalog. If you want to keep a search beyond the current session, you must save it to My Archive.
To access Search History, follow the Search History link on the main pages of Monthly Catalog.
Each entry in the list consists of:
The search terms shown in the Search History list form a link to enable you to run your search again. Click the search terms link for the search you wish to run. The results of the search will be displayed on the Search Results page.
To save a search for use beyond the length of the current session you must save it to My Archive:
Tip: the default name for a saved search is 'My Search', if you are saving multiple searches it is a good idea to give them names which are easily recognizable.
The My Archive: Saved Searches page is displayed showing your search at the top of the list.
You may wish to change elements of a search to widen or narrow the scope. Instead of entering your search terms all over again, you can use the Modify Search link next to your chosen search.
The next time you view Search History, the modified search will be listed in addition to your original search.
Click the Delete these searches link shown below the searches list to remove all searches from the current list.
You may wish to combine previous searches from the Search History list to achieve different results.
When the search is complete the relevant Search Results page will open. The results will be displayed in the default sort order for the search.