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If you have a favorite author or subject for which you often search when using the catalog, you can save the search with the click of a button. This will prevent you from having to key in the search each time and it lets you place holds on new materials more quickly.

How to save a search:
1. Sign in to your account.
2. Search for your favorite author, subject, title, etc. or create an advanced keyword search including limits to material type, language, publication year, etc.
3. When your results are displayed, click the button marked "Add to Saved Searches".
4. The next time that you log in to your account, you can click "My Saved Searches" to see a list of your saved searches.
5. Click on the search link associated with any of the preferred searches in the list to quickly do your search.
6. You can receive an e-mail when the library adds new materials to the library collection which match your searches. Just check the "Mark for Email" box. Make sure that your patron record information includes your current email address.

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