Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Introducing keyword searches

The main categories on the J. S. Paluch Subscriber Resource Center (SRC) home page will show you the most-commonly-sought resources available to you, like This Sunday, Photo Covers, Weekly Text Pages, Traditions, and so on. But what if you are looking for something not covered by those categories? This is where a Keyword Search can be most helpful. It enables you to look through all the resources online to see what’s available to you.

Start by clicking on All Resources on the main page, or on the All tab at the top of any other page. 

In the Search Resources box on the left, enter your search terms in the Type Keywords field (today we’re looking for “Prayer Breakfast”), and hit your Enter key.

The results page will show all the items associated with that keyword combination, in English and in Spanish (unless you specify the Engish-only filter, but that’s a subject for another day.)

But what if you’re not sure about what words to search on? There’s a very helpful feature that will help you to build a successful search. Right above the Type Keywords field you will see a little magnifying glass. 

If you click on that, it will take you to an expanded search page where you can explore existing key words alphabetically:

Click on B and scroll down to see the term “breakfast.” You can highlight that term with your cursor, then click on the right-pointing arrows to add it to the Selected Keyword(s) list.

Next, click on the letter P, look for “Prayer” and add it to the list the same way.

Then click on Continue and the two search terms are added to the Type Keywords field.

When you hit the Enter key, the items associated with those two terms in combination will appear in the results.

There are ways that you can refine your search using the filters and the choices in the “Match All” box just below the Type Keywords field. 

When you are done with a search, just click on (Clear) to start a new search.

Take some time to experiment and get to know the options. The Keyword Search is a powerful tool that can unlock all kinds of hidden treasures for you once you get to know it.

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