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English Drama: Select From a List

Selecting Search Terms From a List

Many of the fields on a search page have a "select from a list" link next to them. The link provides access to a browsable list of available search terms which may contain either keywords or phrases.

You can enter a search term in a search field and click the "select from a list" link to display the nearest match in the list. Your selected term is displayed above the list in the Look For search box.

Alternatively, you can leave a search field blank and click the "select from a list" link to display the start of the list. The Look For search box will be blank.

Note: By default, the list will display entries from 'A' onwards upon opening. If you want to view entries preceding 'A' (i.e. numbers), you will need to manually scroll up to see them using the Up button (or by typing the number in the Look for box).

Using the list to select terms

  1. Enter the first few characters of the new term you wish to look for and click the Look For button to display a new section of the list, with the nearest match to the characters you entered highlighted.
    Click the Up and Down buttons to scroll through the preceding and following sections of the browse index.
  2. Click the checkbox(es) next to the term(s) you wish to use in your search.
  3. Click the Select button to transfer them back to the relevant search box.

If you select more than one search term, the terms will be automatically combined using the OR Boolean operator.

If you have entered more than one term into the Search field (using the Boolean or proximity operators) before clicking the "select from a list" link, then only the last term will be displayed in the browse index.