Receiving Search Results 

Saved Searches / Search Alerts

  

What are Saved Searches?

If you need ongoing information on a topic, run your search once, and save it as an Alert. Then you will get an email on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, notifying you of any new documents added to your search results. This saves you the trouble of running the same searches every day, trying to locate new information.

Click the Save button on the right hand side of your search results page.

 

This opens the Save Search overlay window. Enter a name for your search, your alert frequency (Never, Every 4 Hours, Daily, Weekly, Monthly), and click the checkbox if you wish the search to be added to your My Headlines.  Select Save.

 


Now your search will show up in My Saved Searches where you can View, Edit, or Delete them, or Unsubscribe to their RSS feeds.

The search alerts will update at the frequency you selected, and an email will be sent to you at that time.

Expert Searches

What are Expert Searches?

Expert Searches are searches created in advance by information professionals, such as Portal Administrators or Editors. These searches are designed to bring users most the most pertinent documents and eliminate irrelevant results by utilizing advanced search techniques and functionality.

We provide Expert Searches as a way to deliver predefined search results for users to browse for, and to ensure high quality of overall search results.

  • You can execute Expert Searches and review the results
  • You can subscribe to them or use RSS feeds to receive search alerts when new results are available
  • You can assign these Expert Searches to headline widgets on My Headlines for easy viewing each time you log in


Go to Search (drop-down) >> Expert Searches (link) and open the folders on the left side to view and subscribe to the available Expert Searches. 

 

 

How do I subscribe to an Expert Search Alert?

To view and subscribe to any of the Expert Searches, go to Search (drop-down) >> Expert Searches (link).  Click on any of the alphabetically listed search links, to launch the search. 

To identify a specific search, enter terms from the name of the topic or search name, or limit the list to one of the folders / subfolders created by editors.

Click the RSS icon to subscribe to an RSS feed of new search results, or click on the Subscribe icon  to receive a periodic email update whenever new results are added to content collection.

 

You may also subscribe to an Expert Search when viewing the results of the search, by clicking the Subscribe button.


A subscription overlay will appear.  From here, you can subscribe to email notifications based on frequency of alerts. Click on the Subscribe link. Your notification options are "Never", "Every 4 Hours", "Daily", "Weekly" or "Monthly".

Once you subscribe to an Expert Search, it will be stored in your Saved Searches area. You also have the option of adding the search to your My Headlines widget.
NOTE: You may subscribe to as many expert searches as you wish.

My Headlines

My Headlines holds a series of headlines based on your designated Saved Searches or Expert Searches against any of your content collections. You can reach the page by clicking the My SinglePoint drop-down, the clicking the My Headlines link.  You may create up to 8 My Headlines boxes.  Contact your Portal Administrator if you require additional Headline widgets.


 

  • Go to the My SinglePoint drop-down menu and click on the My Headlines link
  • Click on “Add” icon  on the "My Headline" header, or click the "Customize" icon  at the top right of an existing Headline box
  • Then select your desired saved or expert search from the drop-down lists (select the Folder first, then the Search)
  • Click on the Save button

You may also save searches immediately after you run them, by clicking the Save button, then filling in the overlay box that appears.  Click the Add to My Headlines box, if you wish to see this search in a Headline widget.

RSS Feed

What is an RSS feed and how do I use it?

Really Simple Syndication (RSS)  is a tool for content distribution that pulls a live feed from a web site and displays it on your browser or email. This allows you to monitor your saved searches for new hits without having to login to the portal or manage a series of email alerts. There are a few ways to access RSS feeds.

  • You can install a news reader to your browser that displays RSS feeds from the saved searches you select, enabling you to view many headlines at once.
  • After installing the RSS reader, you can add each feed manually from the SinglePoint portal by clicking on the RSS  button next to the saved search(es) you are interested in viewing.
  • News readers are available from, among others, FeedlyFeedDemon (both for Windows), or NetNewsWire (for Mac).

However, both Mozilla's Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0 have built-in RSS feed managers.

  • To set it up, just login to the portal, navigate to the My Saved Searches link under the My SinglePoint drop-down and click on the RSS  button next to the saved search(es) you are interested in viewing.
  • The browser will load a preview page of the RSS feed and you just need to click the "Subscribe" button. The RSS feed is now loaded into your browser and you can access it in the same box as your bookmarks.

Some users like to have their RSS feed sent directly to Microsoft Outlook. To do this, follow these steps: 1. In Outlook, click File (drop-down) >> Account Settings (2 buttons) >> RSS Feeds (tab)

2. Click New (subtab) and a pop-up window will appear, called New RSS Feed.

3. Enter the URL of the feed you wish to capture and click Add.

4. This will open another pop-up window called RSS Feed Options, which allows you to configure the name and location of the RSS Feed. You can also choose to have the summary of the document, or the HTML version of the full document sent to you.


5. Click OK to save, then click Close on the Account Settings window.

6. You will now see your RSS folder grouped in with your existing Outlook folders.

7. Click on your folder to see the feeds that have been sent to you. 


Actions

What does the  (Actions) icon mean?

These are the accompanying Action links for each search result:

 

  • Bookmark and Share: Opens an overlay window which allows you to Bookmark the link to a document for easy future retrieval

  • Email: Opens an overlay window where you can email a link to a document and write a message to anyone

  • Copy URL: Copies the URL of the requested document for pasting in an email or other document