When custom filters are configured, a dropdown list will appear below or next to the main search bar containing the configured custom filters. Custom filters are managed from the Custom Filters page of the EBSCO Discovery Service dashboard.
- Navigate to the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) Dashboard
(Main Dashboard > Integrations > Search > EBSCO Discovery Service).
- Select Custom Filters from the menu.
Lookup Parameters specific to your EDS API profile
It is best to perform some EDS API Searches in Stacks and review the URL on the results page to find location codes or other parameters that are specific to your library:
- Perform an EDS search in Stacks.
- On the search results page, apply the desired facet filters.
- Copy your URL after the last & symbol.
Add a Custom Filter
Once you have performed a search and copied your URL (from the previous step) follow the instructions below to create a new custom filter:
- Navigate to the EDS Custom Filters dashboard page
- Click on the Custom Filters menu option.
- Click the Add Custom Filter button.
- Complete all fields on the Add Custom Filter page
Enter the text that will appear in the custom filters drop down box in the Main search.
In the Filters field, paste the copied URL. If there are multiple filters, separate each with the ampersand (&) as shown in the examples below:
- Filter Results by Author Field and a location (e.g., searchfield=AU&cl=L01222917:y)
- Filter by two locations (e.g., cl=L01222917:y&cl=L01222918:y)
- Keyword Modifier
This will determine the order in which the filter appears in the custom filter drop-down list.
When this option is checked, the filter will appear as an option in the custom filter drop-down list. If no items are enabled, the custom drop-down list will not appear with the main search bar.
- Click the Save button to apply your changes.
EDS Custom Filters Examples
Subject Phrase: searchfield=DE
Journal Name: searchfield=JN
- Academic Journals: ff=SourceType:Academic%20Journals
- Audio: ff=SourceType:Audio
- Biographies: ff=SourceType:Biographies
- Books: ff=SourceType:Books
- Conference Material: ff=SourceType:Conference%20Materials
- Dissertations: ff=SourceType:Dissertations
- Electronic Resources: ff=SourceType:Electronic%20Resources
- Magazines: ff=SourceType:Magazines
- Maps: ff=SourceType:Maps
- Music Scores: ff=SourceType:Music%20Scores
- News: ff=SourceType:News
- Non-print Resources: ff=SourceType:Non-Print%20Resources
- Primary Source Documents: ff=SourceType:Primary%20Source%20Documents
- Reports: ff=SourceType:Reports
- Reviews: ff=SourceType:Reviews
- Videos: ff=SourceType:Videos
- eBooks: ff=SourceType:eBooks
- English: ff=Language:english
- German: ff=Language:german
- Chinese: ff=Language:chinese
Sample Content Provider: ff=ContentProvider:Knovel