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Save a query

When you run a search in UW Libraries Search, you can save that search and run it again at a later time. You can also set up an email alert based on that query so that the system emails you with new results of that search periodically. Let's start by running a search and saving a query:


When you click "save current search", you'll see a pop-up that prompts you to set up an alert. Enter a name for the alert, indicate "save & alert", and enter your email address:


To view your saved queries and alerts, click on the "e-shelf" link in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. There you'll find your recent activity in the "queries" tab. Important: you must log-in with your UW NetID in order for these searches and saved items to be persistent to your next session. If you do not log in, they will not be there the next time you use UW Libraries Search.