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Explora - Result List

In Explora, search results can be Topic Overviews, citations, full text articles, document summaries or abstracts, and can include links to full text.

The Result List Screen has two columns:

  • Left - Refine Search
  • Middle - Results Display 

You can hide or show the different areas by clicking the control arrows at the top of the left and right columns. Your library administrator decides whether the facets in the left column are displayed.

Explora Result List

Left - Refine Search

The Left Column displays the Current Search, Limiters, and Facets

  • Current Search - Click the toggle arrow to open the Current Search box. Current Search keeps track of your search terms, search options, and facets applied to your search.

  • Limit To – Apply limiters right from the Result List by clicking a hyperlinked limiter or checkbox, such as Full Text or Peer Reviewed Journals. You can also use the Publication Date slider to refine your result list to include articles published within a specified date range. Refine your search even more by clicking the Show More link.

  • Filters – You can narrow your results by Source Type and Lexile Range right from the result list.

Middle - Results Display

Results Display – The articles that were found are displayed in the center of the Result List Screen. You can also access the Result Sort List, Page Options, and Share drop-down menus from the Results column.

  • The number of Search Results in your list is displayed at the top of the middle column.

  • The article title link takes you to the citation information and/or the full text. Place your mouse over the Preview icon preview icon to view the Abstract.

  • The HTML Full Text link takes you directly to the full text of the article.

  • The PDF Full Text link takes you to a PDF version of the full text. The PDF will open in the Adobe ® Reader®.

  • Add to Folder – To save an article to the Folder, click the Folder icon folder icon to the right of the article title or inside the Article Preview that you hover over with your mouse.

  • Subjects – Subject Terms that are assigned to each item are displayed in the result list.

  • Result List Sort – Click this link to select one of the following result list sorting options: Date Newest, Date Oldest, or Relevance.

  • Page Options – Click this link to view the page display options.

  • Share – Click this link to view alerting, linking and bookmarking options.

  • Navigate through pages of your results using the hyperlinked page number and Next links at the bottom of the result list.

Page Options

Use this drop-down menu to customize how your result list page is displayed.

Note: The setting currently being used is highlighted with a yellow box.

To set your Page Options:

  • Result Format - Click the select a result list format.

  • Results per page - Select the number of results per page you would like displayed.

  • Page Layout - Select your desired column layout for the Result List.

Share Menu

Share Menu

To use the Share menu:

  • Add to folder - Add all displayed articles to the folder or add the search to the folder as a persistent link to a search.

  • Use Permalink - Highlight the link text and copy using your browser's copy function. You can immediately paste the link into a web site, document or e-mail.

    You can also store links to your EBSCOhost pages to social bookmarking sites such as dig,, Technorati, bloglines, etc.

Page Options