A minor edit on the SearchLight search results page will be in place later next week. This change was made based on student focus groups and library staff feedback.

The change relates to how users access search results.

Before:
In the “Results” column the results number was linked when users were taken directly to their search results (“instant gratification”); the results number was not linked if the user had to re-execute their search once they got to the resource (in that case they would use the “go to it” link).

Now:
All results numbers are now linked, regardless of whether or not users have to re-execute their searches.  If there is no asterisk next to the results number, then users will go directly to their search results; if there is an asterisk next to the results number, then users will go to the resource and they will have to re-do their search.

The following materials have been updated. – (Searchlight has been retired -2005)
1. The SearchLight Getting Started Guide [http://www.cdlib.org/hlp/searchlight/retires.html]

2. On the Adaptable Outreach and Instructional Materials page [http://www.cdlib.org/services/info_services/instruct/ ]

a. Adaptable Descriptive Material [http://www.cdlib.org/libstaff/comm/outreach/SearchLight_Adaptable_Materials.rtf ]
b. Library Staff Briefing Notes [http://www.cdlib.org/libstaff/comm/outreach/SearchLight_Librarian_Briefing_Notes.rtf ]

A minor edit on the SearchLight search results page will be in place later next week. This change was made based on student focus groups and library staff feedback.

The change relates to how users access search results.

Before:
In the “Results” column the results number was linked when users were taken directly to their search results (“instant gratification”); the results number was not linked if the user had to re-execute their search once they got to the resource (in that case they would use the “go to it” link).

Now:
All results numbers are now linked, regardless of whether or not users have to re-execute their searches.  If there is no asterisk next to the results number, then users will go directly to their search results; if there is an asterisk next to the results number, then users will go to the resource and they will have to re-do their search.

The following materials have been updated. (Searchlight has been retired -2005)
1. The SearchLight Getting Started Guide [http://www.cdlib.org/hlp/searchlight/retires.html]

2. On the Adaptable Outreach and Instructional Materials page [http://www.cdlib.org/services/info_services/instruct/ ]

a. Adaptable Descriptive Material [http://www.cdlib.org/libstaff/comm/outreach/SearchLight_Adaptable_Materials.rtf ]
b. Library Staff Briefing Notes [http://www.cdlib.org/libstaff/comm/outreach/SearchLight_Librarian_Briefing_Notes.rtf ]