Finding exactly what’s needed across a range of titles is easy in Explore. We’ve fine-tuned our search to provide results that have the closest match to both the keywords users enter and their past reading and search behaviour, ensuring the most relevant titles can be easily and quickly found. The more users search and use content, the better the results.
Explore’s powerful search tool makes it simple to find the correct content:
- Spelling and Plurals - no need to worry about misspelled words or plurals - we’ve adjusted our result criteria with these in mind
- Special Characters - results have full language support that includes special characters.
There are two main ways users can search for content in Explore: Search across all titles, and Search inside a book:
Search across all titles
- In the Explore tab, enter a title, author, ISBN, word or phrase in the main search box and click Enter – Explore will search across the full range of titles and different collections users have access to:
nb: enclosing multiple search words in quotation marks will refine results to show only instances of those words as an exact phrase e.g. “profit and loss”.
- Explore will show results from both the books users have already started reading (‘Content in My Books’) and all the other titles in their available collections (‘Book Matches’). Click on a title in either section (or click Open Book if prompted) to launch that book in the reading pane:
Explore searches for keywords inside books as well as across title names – so users can quickly find relevant topics and sections at the sub-chapter level as well as subject matter at the title-level:
- From the list of returned results, click on a search icon when hovering over a title in Book Matches or on a title thumbnail in Content in My Books to open the search results pop-up window:
- The search results pop-up window appears screen-right. Users can then click any of the individual keyword search results for that title (highlighted yellow) to open the reading pane and jump directly to the relevant page inside the book:
- Once inside the book, the keyword search results for that title carry over and are shown in the Search Menu (screen-left). Users can click on further results in the Search Menu to jump to that page in the book:
In the reading pane, click the icon to return to activated titles in the My Library tab. Users can then return to their subscription content via the Explore tab and perform further searches as required.
Search Inside a book
As well as searching across all subscription titles by keyword or phrase in the main search box, users can also search directly inside an individual book without having to launch that book:
- Hover over a title in the Explore Click on the search symbol to open the Search Menu (screen-right):
- Type a keyword(s) or phrase in the search box and hit Enter. This will show all the matching results for the keyword(s) or phrase inside that title. This helps users understand what’s in the book and provides relevancy ranking while searching. Click any of the results (highlighted yellow) to jump to that page inside the book:
- Inside the book, users will see the location of that search result in the reading pane (highlighted orange), and all other search results in the search menu (highlighted yellow):
Note: once a book is activated from the Explore tab, it copies to the user’s personal list of titles in the My Library tab for an easy way to continue reading later.
Any searches performed directly on the My Library page will return results across only those titles that have already been activated. Click back on the Explore tab to access all available subscription content.