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If you search brings back to many results (see Your Results Tab) you can use the Refine your Search box on the left of the screen. This will allow you to choose items that match your search that certain conditions such as written by a particular author or published in a particular year.
Refine your Search
Clicking on the > will give you a choice of options in that category that you can choose to refine your search. You can choose as many of these as you like.
Availability: This will only show show items currently available to use in the Library.
Authors: This will allow you to show only items by a particular author.
Holding Library: This will show you items only kept in a particular Library, e.g. the Hockney Library, Trinity Green or Online.
Item Types: This will allow you to show only items of particular format.
Locations: This will allow you to show only items that are kept in a particular place or collection.
Topics: This will allow you to show only items that are about a particular subject.
Date Range: You can use the date slider or enter years in the boxes and then click Refine Date to show books published between two particular years
Once you have selected once of these option, you can select it again to show all the results that have been removed again.