Title Source 360 Tips & Tricks

Learning curves stink. Mastering new technology can be frustrating, but don’t throw your computer out the window yet. Librarians, this one is for you! Let’s take a few minutes to dig deeper into Title Source 360 and learn some new tips and tricks for ordering.

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Maximize the accuracy of your search results using the “Advanced Search” feature.

Using the Begins With, Contains, Ends With and Exact refiners will initiate a keyword search and give you more exact search results, saving you precious time.

If you are entering multiple search queries, try using the AND, OR or NOT search terms.

An asterisk (*) is a multiple character wildcard. A question mark is a wildcard that signifies a one-character variable. For example, L?S yields titles containing both Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

Filter by Inventory Level.

Order materials for your library without surprises by filtering your search results by inventory level in a specific warehouse or warehouses with these two methods…

  • Search by Stock Level: Click Advanced Search, located in the header of every page. Enter any terms you wish to search for in the Search Terms area and then click on the Stock Level Select the warehouse(s) you wish to include in your search, and to narrow your search further, select the amount of stock on hand you’d like to view. Click Add to add the Stock Level filters to your advanced search.
  • Search, Then Filter: Perform a basic search using the Product Search field, then Refine Your Search by Stock Level. Place a check mark next to your desired filters and then Apply Filter.

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How do I find Large Print titles?

To find Large Print items, type the word Large in the Edition field on the Advanced Search > Books tab. Select either Large Print or Larger Print from the results to look for those items specifically.

Consider popularity when ordering.

The Popularity Sort calculation looks at a full 18 months of demand data to determine a title’s popularity. This full 18 month period captures any spikes in demand and allows for a more comprehensive approach to ranking popularity. Demand data within the last month is given the most weight when calculating popularity. This sliding scale for demand over 18 months prevents newer titles from receiving an overly inflated popularity ranking, and gives weight to older, popular titles, thus ranking them higher.

Keep an eye on upcoming releases.

Sometimes all you really need is an easy way to look at important upcoming releases by release date. If you haven’t already, use our New Release Calendar feature on Title Source 360 for at-your-fingertips information.

To access, hover over the Browse tab in the header and click the New Release Calendar link in the drop-down menu.

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Select the month you want to view by using the left and right arrows to make your selection. You can also choose what product type to include in your results (Books, Music, Movies or All) by using the radio buttons.

Finally, hover over the date for the releases you want to view. A preview displays a short list of the titles publishing that day. To see the full list, click the View List Detail link.

 

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