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What is the Search History page?

The Search History page records all the searches you have run during the current session. It allows you to run searches again, modify them, add them to My Archive, combine them with other searches or delete them from your list.

Note that the searches on the Search History page are only retained for a single session, so any information recorded there will be lost once you exit The Wellesley Index. If you want to keep a search beyond the current session then you must save it to the My Archive area.

Click the Search History link in the main areas of The Wellesley Index to open the Search History index.

Note that only the terms of your search are recorded, not the results of the search itself.

Each entry in the list consists of:

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Running a search

The results of the search will be displayed on the Search Results page.

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Adding a search to My Archive

To save a search for use beyond the length of the current session you must save it to My Archive:

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Modifying a search

You may want to change elements of a search to widen or narrow the scope. Instead of having to enter your search terms all over again, you can use the Modify search link.

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Deleting searches

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Combining searches

You may wish to combine previous searches from the Search History list and see how it affects the number of results retrieved:

When the search is complete the Search Results page will open.

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