January 13th, 2020

Ms. Boyle hides all teacher-only materials in Researcher so they won't show up in students' search results. But how do her teachers now view these hidden items? With Alexandria, searching for these when you need to is a breeze.

You can train your teachers to find hidden items in Researcher using these easy steps:

  1. Go to the Search module.
  2. Type in your search term(s) (e.g. "projectors") and add any other search criteria.
  3. Hold down Option / Alt on your keyboard while hitting the Return key.
  4. Hidden items that match your search criteria will show up in the results!

You can also search for hidden items by adding && (hidetitle::1) to a search string. For example, to search for projectors, you would type ((smart::projectors) && (hidetitle::1)).

To hide an item in Researcher, pull it up in Items Management , unlock unlocked lock the record, and check the Don't Show in Researcher checkbox on the Publication tab of the Title record. Be sure to hit Save when you're done editing the record.


And there you go! Now your teachers can easily find what they need.

This feature only exists in version 7. Still on version 6? Learn about switching to Alexandria 7! 

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