Answered By: Your Library Team
Last Updated: Mar 07, 2023     Views: 113

There are several filter options to help you refine and sort your search results. Filters are useful for managing the items displayed within your search results page - these appear along the left side of every search results page in StarPlus. You can use these filters to make your search results more precise and relevant to you.

You can filter your results by:

Resource type   Availability
Topic Library
Date Author/Creator
Journal Title Collection
Language New Records







Click on Show More to expand the list under any filter heading.

You can also toggle the order in which your results are displayed by clicking on the Sort by option. You can sort by relevance, date, or alphabetically.


Filters can be selected in the following ways:

  • Click on a filter to apply it - this will include all items that meet that filter criteria.
  • If you hover over a filter, a tick box will appear next to it. You can use this method to select several filters at once, and then click Apply Filters at the bottom.
  • If you hover over a filter, a red icon will appear to the right of the filter. Click this to exclude all items that meet that filter criteria.
  • When you have selected and applied a filter it will move to the top of the list under the heading Active Filters. If you hover over filter types in this list, a padlock icon will appear on the left. Click this to apply this filter to all future searches in your session.


Filters can be deselected in the following ways:

  • In the Active Filters menu, click on the cross icon next to any active filter to remove it. Or, to remove all filters, click Reset Filters.