Searching by Keyword or Classification Number in My eXchange

  • Last Updated: December 20, 2021
  • Published: February 28, 2020

If you have a lot of offers, needs, or requests in My eXchange, it can be cumbersome to scroll through the entire list. Tip 24 described how to simplify this task by filtering and sorting your offers, needs, or requests. Tip 25 continues by describing how to search My eXchange by keyword or classification number.

From the My eXchange page, select Offers, Needs, or Requests. You will see options for searching by keyword or classification number.

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Here, you can limit your search to only those items that contain a certain keyword, classification number, or SuDoc stem. This can be helpful if you are working with a specific part of your collection and only want to see pertinent items.

There are a few things to keep in mind when searching.

  • Classification searches are not limited to Superintendent of Documents classification.
  • Searches are string-searches and not left-anchored. So, if you search for “A,” you will get results for all items that have “A” rather than only those that begin with “A.”
  • Truncation and wildcards are not used in either keyword or classification number searches.

The search feature can be used in conjunction with the sort and filter features discussed in Tip 24 to make using My eXchange even more manageable.