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Consumer Health Complete - Facets

Some databases support organizing the Result List by subjects and/or journals. This feature, also known as "facets," is helpful if you want to discover the major groupings for your topic without having to browse multiple pages of results, or checking individual articles to see if they are relevant.

To organize your results by subject, author, or journal facets:

  1. From either Basic or Advanced Search, enter your search terms in the Find field and click Search. If available, the default Result List tab is Evidence-Based Reports.

  2. Click the All Results tab. The Result List that is displayed includes a list of facets in the left column.


You can page through the results just as on a "regular" Result List.  Or, to narrow your results, click a hyperlink in a "Narrow Results by" column. A new Result List, limited to the subject, journal, or author selected is displayed, and a new list of facets appears in the left column.


  • Your Library Administrator decides whether facets are available.

  • The facet groupings (Subject, Journal, Author) are enabled/disabled on an individual basis in EBSCOadmin. For example, you can enable facets by Subject and Journal and disable facets by Author.

  • The first 125 results, relevancy ranked, appear for the facets enabled in EBSCOadmin.

  • The maximum number of facets displayed in a group (Subject, Journal, Author) is ten.