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Read It! Result List

Search results can be citations, full text articles, document summaries or abstracts, and can include links to full text.                       


The Read It! 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.

Left - Refine Search

The Left Column displays the Current Search, Limiters, and Filters.

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

  • Limit To – Apply limiters, such as the Full Text limiter, right from the Result List by clicking a hyperlinked limiter or check box. Refine your search even more by clicking the Show More link.

  • Filters – In Read It!, you can also narrow results by source type, subject, and publication. Click the hyperlinked text or check box under the filter(s) of your choice. Your Result List will automatically update with each selection. Click the Show More link to make all of your selections at once.

  • Source Types:

    • Biographies – Stories about people

    • Reference Books – Books or encyclopedias

    • Magazines – Magazines or trade journals

    • Lexile Reading Level 3: Advanced – Articles that are for students who have an advanced understanding of the English language or for intermediate readers who want to challenge and improve their English

    • Lexile Reading Level 2: Intermediate – Articles that are for students who have an intermediate understanding of the English language or higher

    • Lexile Reading Level 1: Beginning – Articles that are easiest to read

    • ELL Articles – Articles in Read It! that have information to read, a practice quiz and answers.

  • Subjects: subject terms associated with the article; choose

  • Publications: title of magazine or journal

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, 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  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  to the right of the article title or inside the Article Preview that you hover over with your mouse.

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


  • The library administrator decides which features will be available, so your Result List may look slightly different.

  • You can save the look of your Result List for future sessions by making changes in the Preferences area and signing in to your My EBSCOhost folder.

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.

  • Image QuickView - Select whether or not you would like thumbnails of images from your articles to display on the result list.

  • 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

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.

  • Create an alert - Create a search alert e-mail or an RSS feed right from the Result List, even if you are not signed in to My EBSCOhost.

  • 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.

  • Export Results - If enabled by your administrator, click to email a link to download exported results.