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How do I set a preferred sort order on the Result List?

The library administrator can set a preferred sort default on the "All Results" view for all interfaces.

  • Relevance – the Result List is presented in a priority order with the most pertinent items appearing at the top of the list. Relevance is determined by how often (and where) the search terms appear within database fields that are weighted.
  • Database Default – the Result list is presented in an order most appropriate given the type of data--often, by Date.

To set a preferred sort order on the Result List:

  1. Log in to EBSCOadmin at

  2. From the drop-down list, select the EBSCOhost profile that you want to change.

  3. Click the Customize Services tab, then click the Viewing Results sub-tab.

  4. Scroll down to the Preferred Sort Order for All Results parameter.

  5. Indicate whether you want All Results sorted by: Database Default or by Relevance.

  6. Click Submit.