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Finding content with the search feature provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Lynda.com Staff as part of the How to use Lynda.com
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  1. 7m 14s
    1. Welcome
      1m 32s
    2. A quick overview of our site
      5m 42s
  2. 13m 44s
    1. Browsing the library
      5m 49s
    2. Finding content with the search feature
      4m 37s
    3. Searching by author
      1m 25s
    4. Finding the latest releases
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    5. Using the site map
      53s
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    1. Navigating a course details page
      4m 7s
    2. Downloading and using the exercise files
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    3. Searching the video transcripts for a specific word or phrase
      1m 25s
    4. Choosing the right video player for your needs
      3m 42s
    5. Using basic video player controls
      6m 5s
    6. Providing feedback about the content you've watched
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    7. Defining your interests
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      43s
  6. 3m 8s
    1. Searching FAQs
      45s
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      1m 37s
    3. How to request a course and training topic
      46s
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Finding content with the search feature
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Finding content with the search feature provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Lynda.com Staff as part of the How to use Lynda.com

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Finding content with the search feature

- If browsing the library tab isn't helping you find the course or content you're looking for, try using the search field found at the top of each page of our site in the navigation bar. The search field lets you search for specific words or phrases, and then provides you with a list of results you can then browse through and pare down. Begin by typing a search term into the search bar, for example, I'll type CSS. Notice that after a second, some suggestions start to appear under the search field.

These are organized by software, related topics, and courses, and you can click on any of these suggestions and go directly to that corresponding page. Or, if you don't see a result that looks like what you're searching for, press enter or return on the keyboard, or click the search button to initiate your search for the word or phrase you typed. Our search engine then looks through every single course, video, description, and even closed-caption transcripts of individual videos to return a list of results matching your search terms.

Search results are then listed by course, and are sorted by best match, as you can see with the course filter selected here on the left. So, currently, I have 51 results that were matches for CSS, and if I switch over to videos, you'll see that I have nearly 1500 results for videos. You can further narrow down the list of movies by clicking the filter terms under these headings on the left of skill level, subject, software, version, company, author, and more options to find closed-captioning.

Under each of these headings, results are listed in order of categories with the most matches. So, for example, I can see that there are 1,475 results under the web category, and only 252 under web graphics, and they decrease as you go down the list. The filters here can be especially useful when searching for terms that might be used in multiple areas of interest. For example, I'll search for clipping mask.

Now clipping masks are used in photography, design, video editing, and across many creative softwares, so it makes sense that I've ended up here with almost 900 courses listed in my results with the courses filter selected. Now, if I'm only interested in clipping masks, as they apply to video production, I can click the video filter term here on the left, and maybe I really only want to know clipping masks and how they're used in Final Cut Pro, so I'll go down to software and choose Final Cut Pro, and maybe even then I'm only interested in version 10 of Final Cut Pro, so I'll select that.

So now I've narrowed my results down to only 13, and now I'll have a much easier time finding the videos that I'm looking for and I can switch to the video filter to see the specific videos that discuss clipping masks, and note that your filter terms appear here at the top of the list, and if you want to get rid of any of them, just click on the X, and that will remove it. You might also notice that we have site pages, articles and play lists as filters.

This is for searching all non-course related pages at lynda.com. So for example, clicking the site pages link, you might see search results that appear in our frequently asked questions, general information, or press releases. Articles will show results for related information that has been published in our article center, and playlists will show you any curated play list results related to the search. Lastly, I want to point out that, yes, there are two search fields visible when looking through your search results.

You have the search field that's always available up in the navigation bar, and then there's this one here, under the search results tab. The only difference between the two is that the one here under the search results tab contains the term that you searched for, which can be really useful if you've forgotten the exact wording or phrasing that you initially searched for. It's also a nice reminder of what the search results are pertaining to. But either field can be used to perform another search.

Just click on one or the other, type a word or phrase, and click search.

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