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Understanding search results

After you run a search you are presented with a search results page divided into tabs. The All tab shows the top three search results for each Resource type and gives you a high level overview of the types of resources you can find in the application. Hover over the Info icon to see the Information Card that gives brief information about the resource. You can use this information to then decide if you need to navigate to the search result to explore it further.

Organizations with the Enterprise License and with a Glossary, see a Top concept on top of the search results on the All tab. This concept card highlights the best matching glossary term. It presents at-a-glance the custom metadata configured by the catalog stewards including descriptions, technical metadata, related people, and resources. The term in the concept card could change as you use filters on the results page to narrow down the search results. Click the concept card to go the specific search result. Click on links in the concept cards to go to specific resources. When you click the people in the Related people section, a search is done for the person in context of where the user name is clicked. For example, if you click the user name that is a Steward for the current term a search is done for all resources where the user is the Steward (metadata:"Steward:sarah smart").


If you want, you can use filters on the results page to narrow down the list of results. Click the See allrecource_type link in each section to go specific tabs to see all the results returned for that resource.


Once you get to the tabs, you can see additional information about the resources, such as, when was the last time the resource was updated, how many times it has been used, etc. The additional information on the search results can be useful for determining whether a resource is a good fit for your project. Format, source or provenance, recency, and frequency of citation or popularity are all useful metrics for evaluating data. See evaluating search results for details.