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Anatomy of a Search Result Record

  1. Document Title
  2. Content Source
  3. Date published 
  4. Document size
  5. Document rating
  6. Number of views
  7. More Like This
  8. Actions
  9. Document caption
  10. Bookmark information

Questions about Search Results

Refine Search Results

The best way to enhance your search results is to use more pertinent words in your search query. The SinglePoint Portal requires that most of the words in your search query be present in your results. Therefore, the more words you enter, the more targeted your results will be.

Conversely, the best way to broaden your search results is to use fewer words in your search. Delete a word or two from your long search query, and you will retrieve a greater number of records.

How is the relevancy of a document is determined?

The SinglePoint Search Engine utilizes a relevance ranking algorithm explicitly designed to take advantage of the unique characteristics of research documents, as well as industry and technology news.

SinglePoint’s relevance ranking dynamically balances these, and other, factors :

  • Number of times the query terms appear in the document. Documents containing the highest total number of occurrences of your search terms
  • Number of times the query terms appear in the document, relative to the length of the document. Documents containing greater density of your search terms - fewer occurrences, but in a shorter document
  • Word order and proximity of the query terms in the document.  Documents containing occurrences of your search terms, in the same order and proximity as your search query


Save Search

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.  For more info on Saved Searches, click here.

Actions

What does the  (Unlocked) icon mean?

Reports with this  icon are immediately available for you to view in full.

The accompanying Action links:

  • Bookmark and Share: Opens an overlay window which allows you to Bookmark the link to a document for easy future retrieval, as well as share it with designated Colleagues on the portal
  • 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
  • More Info: Document Summary; list of extracted business concepts
  • Save Login: Allows you to enter and save personal login info to access certain content sources
  • About ___: Provides contact info for content source, as well as a link to all content from that source

 

What does the  (Locked) icon mean?

Reports with this  icon are part of a collection of content is available only to users that have credentials to access certain content source.

The accompanying Action links:

  • Request: Sends request to Portal Administrator for access to a document outside of the collection
  • Bookmark and Share: Opens an overlay window which allows you to Bookmark the link to a document for easy future retrieval, as well as share it with designated Colleagues on the portal
  • 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
  • More Info: Document Summary; list of extracted business concepts
  • Save Login: Allows you to enter and save personal login info to access certain content sources
  • About ___: Provides contact info for content source, as well as a link to all content from that source

 

What does the  (No Access) icon mean?

Reports with  icons are not available for you to view the full report. These include reports from vendor services that have not been purchased. The abstracts are made available for your viewing, and the reports may be available on an ad hoc basis from the vendor. If you would like to purchase the report you may request a copy through the Request a Report, Vendor or Service form in the Contacts section.

The accompanying Action links:

  • Request: Sends request to Portal Administrator for access to a document outside of the collection
  • Bookmark and Share: Opens an overlay window which allows you to Bookmark the link to a document for easy future retrieval, as well as share it with designated Colleagues on the portal
  • 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
  • More Info: Document Summary; list of extracted business concepts
  • About ___: Provides contact info for content source, as well as a link to all content from that source

 

Requesting a Locked or Unavailable Document

To request a locked or unavailable document, select Request from the Action Links. A pop-up will appear in which you can enter your request to the Portal Administrator.

You can also request a login from the Portal Administrator by selecting the Save Login option on the menu.

 

Why are some document titles not hot-linked?

The only document titles that are hot-linked in your search results list are those to which you have direct access. For those that are not hot-linked, select More Info from the action drop down to find out more about the document. Select Request from the action drop down to request that the document be purchased or added to the subscription.