WorldCat.org Adds Suggested Search Terms Feature
You’ve seem many web search resources offering search suggestions as you enter your query into the search box. With each letter entered the results can change.
Now, WorldCat.org now also offering this feature with suggestions appearing where you’ve seen them elsewhere, directly below the search box. Click on a suggestion and run the search for the word or phrase.
Alice Sneary on the WorldCat Blog also points out that, “The most-used terms and phrases at the top [of the suggestions].”
She adds, “The new suggested search complements the “Did you mean?” prompt, that happens when you might have used a search term that looks like it might be misspelled.”
If you’re wondering if search suggestions can be toggled on an off, so are we. We’re asking OCLC and will update.
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