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My Portal: Guide to Saved Searches

From My Portal, you can save any searches you run. The next time you log on, you can re-run them, or you can have them run at certain time intervals automatically.

Use this feature to keep track of new books being acquired in a certain subject area, or by a certain author, publisher, or organization.

Sign On

Click Thomas Jefferson Portal. Then click on My Portal.


  1. Do a search for your topic or item of interest.
  2. When you are satisfied with your search results, scroll to the bottom of the search results page and click Save Search to My Portal.


If you want to have this same search run automatically for you again, choose how often you would like this to be done under Run Search Every. You can have your search run:

  • Daily
  • Weekly
  • Bi-Weekly
  • Monthly

If you want the search results sent to you only when it turns up new items in the Portal, choose Yes in New Hits.

If you want to run a saved search again on demand, simply log in to My Portal, click on Saved Searches, and click on the name of your search.


Click Submit to save your choices.

If you want to delete searches later, check the Delete? box and click Submit.


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