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Search It @ the WSU Libraries: Bug Updates, Problems and More

Current Status of Search It (use this to see if the system is down or its just a bobble) - Search It's "Instance Name" code is Primo NA00  (those are zeros, not ohs)

10/12: this seems to be fixed now. 9/22/2014 - We're having a problem with the "email book/article/etc records" function in Search it - the the links back to the records are resolving to error pages. This includes email send using the e-shelf function of Search It. Permalinks to those records still appear to be working as expected, so for now, instead of using Search it's email servie, its best to choose the Permalink option from the drop-down action menu and email it to yourself via your own email service: (we have a ticket in to the Search It vendor to get this fixed; this page will be updated when its fixed.)

5/2014: See the"Find Stuff in Search It" tab for detailed information on using Search It. There is some *extremely* important information on using the drop-down scope options to expand your search results!

1/24/2014: shorter Search It link:

1/30/14: Every so often you may see a "Your session has been inactive for a long period of time and it has been reset" message  - ignore it, and refresh or click on your link again and it should show up properly.

Linking to a Search It Record:

  • Get a permalink via the Send To dropdown menu (Zotero users - you will not be able to add something to Zotero from a permalink - better to save it to your e-Shelf and add it later)
  • email the item to yourself/someone else via the Send To dropdown menu - when you open the sent email, it will include a shorter durable link. If you save items to your eShelf you will be able to send multiple links at once.
  • At some point later this year, the Search It database will be de-duped (after all Summit libraries have been added in) so its possible you may be linking to a source that will be de-duped in the future - so don't just save a link, save the title/author as well! {(5/2014 update: Some de-duping has occured, but more may happen in the future.)



Send To Options (I'll post more on these later; Zotero users, don't worry - instructions will be up on the page soon!):


Catalog Accounts

If you have a WSU WorldCat account you will still be able to see your saved items if you log in to Open WorldCat ( but those saved lists and saved searches will not transfer to Search It. 

Temporary WSU WorldCat cheatcode: links to can be changed to WSU WorldCat by changing the URL from to . (wsu worldcat is no longer as useful, however, and will be goiong away eventually. If you *must* use a Worldcat, try Summit ( ) . Summit will stay around for some time yet since that is how we are making Summit requests, but when all the Summit libraries have been integrated into Primo (the vendor name for Search It) Summit requests will happen within the Search Interface. 

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