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Add or edit an A-Z Database List search source

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To add or edit an A-Z Database List search source from your LibGuides system(s):

  1. From the LibApps dashboard, go to Admin > Search Sources.
  2. Click the  Add Search Source button or click the Edit Source () icon in the Actions column to configure an existing search source.

configuring an AZ database list search source step 1

  1. On the Add/Edit Search Source page, configure general settings for the A-Z Database List. Including:
    1. Name: appears on the search results page. For the Tabbed search, it's the name of the tab. For the Bento search, it's the name of the box.
    2. Description (optional): appears above the search results.
    3. Display facet limiters (i.e. subjects, tags, etc.): check the box below the Description to display facet limiters (e.g., subjects, tags, etc.) on the right-hand side of the results screen.
  2. If desired, adjust the Search Field Weight. The search field weighting takes the number of occurrences of the search term and (based on the location of the term) multiplies that by the field weight you set here. The weights are relative to each other and there is a wide span of possible values, from 0.1 to 9.9. For example, if you want to make the Name field far more relevant than the Subjects field, you might give the Name field a value of 5 and the Subjects field a value of 0.2. That will make the Name field 25x more relevant than the subjects assigned to the databases in the search rankings. The best way to see what relevancy ranking works for you is to try it.
    1. Subjects: This field consists of the subject associations assigned to each database asset.
    2. Name: This field consists of the name set for the database asset.
    3. Description: This field is only the Description field for the database asset -- not the More Information field.
    4. Best Bets: This field contains only the subject associations that have been assigned as a Best Bet for the database asset.
    5. All In One: This field indexes everything on the page, including all page content.
  3. Click Save.

configuring an AZ database list search source step 2