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Early English Books Online (EEBO) Legacy version: Search History

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The Search History pages list all searches executed in EEBO.

Note: Each Search History page is only retained for a single session of usage of EEBO, and so any information recorded there will be lost once you exit. Should you wish to keep a more permanent record of your searches, we recommend that you print out the relevant Search History page before exiting EEBO.

1. View Items

Choose to view your Search History from searches performed in the Basic/Advanced Search or the Periodicals Search.

2. Search History

All searches executed in EEBO are listed here.It summarizes and numbers each of your searches and indicates the number of entries retrieved. Each time a new search is executed, it will be numbered and added to the list.

From the Search History page you can:

  • clear the history on that page
  • re-execute a search
  • refine a search
  • combine previous searches

To clear all the searches listed, click the 'Clear Search History ' link.

To re-execute a search, click the corresponding link in the Search Terms section of the list. The relevant Records page will be displayed.

To refine a search, click on the corresponding Refine search icon. The relevant Search page will be displayed, where you can add or remove search terms, as required.

3. Combine Searches

You can use the Combine Searches feature to combine searches already in the Search History list using the Boolean operators AND, OR and NOT. Enter the numbers of the two searches you would like to combine, select the required Boolean operator and click the Combine searches button.

The relevant Records page will be displayed, and the combined search will be added to the corresponding Search History page.


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