Have you tried DE’s Advanced Search?
Advanced Search is a powerful tool to focus your searching on a particular area, such as grade level or subject, to pinpoint just the content you need. Just to name a few, you can search by publisher, by language, or by the type of resource you wish to use (Media Type).
These are great, but what if you’re not sure what you’re looking for? If your quest for content is more broad, or if you just want to see what’s out there, we have just the thing for you. A blank search.
Wondering what I mean? Typically, when we search the internet, we start off with a keyword or two. If we don’t find what we’re looking for on the first try, we try again. We add or subtract keywords, or we place phrases in quotes, all to try to narrow our results until we find what we’re looking for. A blank search is just the opposite, it’s a search using no key words. Unlike the typical search engine, DE’s Advanced Search allows you to leave the keyword field blank.
Say, for example, you’re curious about general Closed Captioned titles we have available, but aren’t looking for a particular subject. Simply check the “Closed Captioning” check box, leave the keyword field blank, and click the Search button. This will bring up everything Closed Captioned. If you’re looking for videos in Spanish, simple choose it from the “Languages” drop-down box, and hit Search. To get a little fancy with it, lets say you’re looking only for videos published by Weston Woods during the mid-90’s. Simply click the “Publisher” drop down, choose Weston Woods, then go to the “Copyright” drop down, choose “1994-1998″, then hit Search.
See how easy that is?
Advanced Search can come in handy in many ways. The more you use it, the more tricks you’ll think of to explore Discovery Education content in all new ways!