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Tutorial 4: Working with Search Results

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  • Welcome to the American FactFinder Working with Search Results Tutorial.
  • In this Tutorial, we will demonstrate:
    • The relationship between Your Selections and the displayed search results;
    • How Your Selections affects the available search options;
    • How to use Search within Results to modify your search results;
    • How to select one or more data products to view or download; and
    • How to remove search criteria from Your Selections.
  • After viewing the Working with Search Results Tutorial, you will be able to manage your search results in American FactFinder.
  • To begin, navigate to the American FactFinder main page at factfinder2.census.gov.
  • Click 'Search' to display the Search Results Page.
  • It is important to understand the relationship between Your Selections and search results.
  • When the Your Selections box is empty, the Search Results Page displays all of the data products available in the system.
  • Notice the number of data products currently available.
  • When search criteria are added or removed from the Your Selections box, the Search Results Page updates, showing data products relevant to your search criteria.
  • Let's look at an example.
  • Under 'Topics' on the left navigation bar, click Program.
  • Next, click Population Estimates.
  • Notice the following:
    • Population Estimates has been added to Your Selections.
    • The number of search results has been reduced.
    • Population Estimates has been removed from the Topic Navigation.
    • The search results are updated, showing data products relevant to the search topic Population Estimates.
  • You can further refine your search results using the 'Search within Results' text box.
  • Enter Demographic in the 'Search within Results' text box and click GO.
  • Notice the following:
    • The keyword Demographic has been added to Your Selections.
    • The Search Results have updated, showing only those data products matching Demographic and Population Estimates.
    • The Topics on the left navigation bar now show only those options applicable to the displayed search results.
  • Let's take a closer look at the search results.
  • Sort your search results by clicking on any of the column headers.
  • To select products to view or download, click the check boxes next to your desired data products.
  • Once you have made your selections, you can View or Download the selected products.
  • Let's take another look at Your Selections.
  • You can easily modify your search results by removing a single item or all of the items displayed in the Your Selections box.
  • To remove a single item, click on the Remove button next to the search item you would like to remove.
  • For this demonstration, let's remove all of the items in Your Selections.
  • Click on 'clear all selections' in the Your Selections box.
  • A message displays indicating that Your Selections is empty.
  • The full list of all data products available displays.
  • This concludes the Working with Search Results Tutorial.
  • In this tutorial, you learned:
    • About the relationship between Your Selections and the displayed search results;
    • How Your Selections affects the available search options;
    • How to use Search within Results to modify your search results;
    • How to select one or more data products to view or download; and
    • How to remove search criteria from Your Selections.
  • For more information visit American FactFinder at factfinder2.census.gov.