Franklin: Penn Libraries Catalog

Franklin: Penn Libraries Catalog

Working with Franklin Results

Sorting Records


Initial Sort

The initial sort of all keyword searches is Relevance

A search using only the Browse by limits and/or an Author Browse or Subject Heading Browse search, will sort on the unique Franklin BibID number. In the results display, these numbers will be ranked smallest to largest in value. Search results may then be resorted by title, author, publication date, and date added.

Sort options displayed in the sort by: pull down menu, visible after completing a search, are:

  • Title (a-z)
  • Title (z-a)
  • Author (a-z)
  • Author (z-a)
  • Publication Date (new-old)
  • Publication Date (old-new)
  • Date Added (new-old)

Sticky Sort

When a keyword search is performed and a sort option other than the default relevance sort is selected, that sort option will be retained for subsequent keyword searches. The sticky sort will cease when a faceted only search is executed. A faceted search includes selecting only the limit values on the left of the search screen or viewing the values of an author or subject heading browse search.

Last update: Monday, 16-Jun-2014 13:58:48 EDT