What is the GALILEO bento search?


The GALILEO bento search improves the way search results appear. When the bento search is engaged, it sorts search results according to material type.

This makes it easier to find the type of content you are looking for. For example, if you are assigned to find scholarly articles for a project, those articles are now grouped together in a bento box:

bento search results example

Overall, the bento search can provide quicker and more intuitive access to the content you need.
Switching Between Bento Search and Classic (EDS) Search When a user first logs into GALILEO, the bento search is the default. It is very easy to switch between bento search and the classic EDS search with one simple click:


Changing the Default Search Mode

Your web browser will remember the last search mode you used (bento, classic) and that will be the default search mode in your next GALILEO session.

Navigating GALILEO Bento Search Results

  • Click on the “pill button” or the bento box header to open the results for that bento in a standalone window
  • You can limit to full text only by clicking on the “full text” box on the bento results page
  • You can click on “advanced search” from the bento results page to go to the classic search
    bento results page

    Viewing and Filtering Results from a Standalone Bento Page
    Once you have opened a standalone bento page, there are many options for navigating/filtering your search results.
    standalone bento page

    Filtering and Sorting Results in a Standalone Bento Page

  • Limit results to full text only
  • Apply the same facets and filters in the bento that are available in the GALILEO Classic Search
  • Redo your search in the GALILEO Classic Search
  • Sort your search results by relevance or by date oldest to newest or newest to oldest
  • Expand or contract the length of the abstract in the results list to your preference
  • Access permalinks to your search results or to a standalone search window
  • Return to your full bento search results

    When to Use the Bento Search

  • When seeking specific type(s) of resources, such as scholarly articles or primary sources
  • At the beginning of your research, the bento search is a great place to start
  • If you are searching for a variety of resources and materials
  • When you are overwhelmed by a lengthy results list in other searches
  • If you are frustrated by searching Google or other typical search engines

    You can revert to the classic search by clicking on the “advanced search” button while viewing bento results.

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  • Additional Information

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    Keywords: Searching, bento search, sorting results, search results, bento, box, scholarly articles, primary documents

    Last Updated: Thu, December 29, 2022 - 4:29:37