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Upgrade to Search It, June 2022

Our vendor has scheduled an upgrade to the WSU Libraries’ catalog, Search It, for June 28th, 2022.

New features available upon June upgrade

  • New records will populate into the catalog much more quickly;
  • Item availability windows will load faster;
  • An Auto-Complete feature will help users complete search queries and/or suggest topics;
  • The Search-Inside feature will allow users to search for articles within journal titles;
  • The Journals Browse feature will incorporate both print and electronic materials; and
  • We will have better control over how search results are ranked, so certain record types, such as articles, books, and e-books, will be boosted and surface higher in search results.

Potential impacts to your saved data in Search It

  • Search History is no longer being stored by the vendor and therefore will not be migrated.
  • Items added to My Favorites>Saved Records will be migrated automatically for each patron.
  • Items added to My Favorites>Saved Searches will not be migrated.

If you wish to keep your saved searches, please copy them outside of the catalog before June 28th, 2022 so that you can re-enter them after the upgrade. See video below for a walkthrough of this process. If you have any questions, please contact lib.reference@wsu.edu. If you don’t wish to preserve your saved queries, no action is necessary.

My Favorites area in Search It

[Image showing My Favorites area in Search It, along with Saved Records, Saved Searches, and Search History areas

How to Save Searches Before the Upgrade


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