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Search profiles

Use the procedure below to search the profiles to find institutions with certain services or collection strengths or to review the information in institution profiles.

 Note: If you want to find only profiles for your subscription group, click the box for your group in the Sources field of the search form's Limit to area.

To search the profiles

  1. Log on to QuestionPoint.     
  2. If the Profile module is not displayed, click Profile at the top of the screen. The system displays the Profile module.
  3. Click the Search Profiles tab. The system displays Search Profile. It contains a form for entering a search of all profiles. The form contains three areas: Search for, Limit to, and Collection Strength.
  4. Use the Search for area to enter search terms and select fields to search for information in any of the following profile fields:
    • Alternate Institution Names
    • City
    • Institution Name
    • Questions Submitted per week
    • Questions Processed per week
    • Zip/PostalCode
    • Staff Answering Questions:
      • Professional
      • Paraprofessional
      • Other reference staff
      • Expert
      • Scientist
      • Curator
    • Specialty

       Note:  If you want to find all the profiles, enter no search terms.

  5. Use the Limit to area to select search terms to search for information in any of the following profile fields:
    • Country
    • State/Province
    • Time Zone
    • Education Levels Served
    • Library Type(s)
    • Locations Served
    • Languages Served
    • Language of Inst Name
    • Sources

       Note: If you want to find all the profiles, select no search terms.  If you want to find only profiles for your subscription group, click the box for your group in the Sources field.

  6. Use the Collection Strength area to select search terms to search for information in any of the following profile fields:
    • Collection Format Strengths
    • Language Strengths
    • Geographic Strengths
    • Subject Strengths

       Note: If you want to find all the profiles, select no search terms.

  7. Click the Search button. The system displays the Institution List containing a list of the profiles found by your search.
  8. Click the name of an institution in the list.  The system displays the Institution View containing the profile information for the institution.
  9. View or print the profile.     
  10. To return to the Institution List, click the Back to Institution List link below the tabs in the main menu.     
  11. To return to Search Profile, click the Search Profiles link below the tabs in the main menu.
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