Facets are characteristics unique to a group of items and make it possible to refine the search results obtained based on one or more characteristics. Facets appear to the left of the search results in Sofia.
Group This Search (Group Related Editions): allows all the editions of a work (1st, 2nd, 3rd editions) to be grouped together under a single record when they are held by the same library This option is useful when the most recent edition is already checked out.
Library: limits the search to collections in one of three library levels – home institution, Quebec academic libraries or international libraries.
Format: limits the search to pre-defined items – books, articles, videos, journals, audio recordings, etc. You may select different types of items.
Content Type: limits the search to certain types of content (scientific paper, open access publication).
Publication Year: limits the search to a specific date or range of dates.
Language: limits the search to a specific language (i.e.: English items only).
Topic: limits the search to a specific topic.
Author/Creator: limits the search to a specific author.
Databases: limits the search to specific sources of data.