KB User's Guide - General Info - Quick Search Options

Entering a "Quick Search" term in the Search field of your live KB site will yield a specific collection of documents. This document will detail the Quick Search Options that apply to both Internal and External sites, and Options that only apply to the Internal KB sites. Please know that this feature does not work in a Unified KB site.

The Quick Search Feature

The Quick Search feature allows you to enter an "option" in the search field of your Live KB Sites and pull up a specific set of documents. Quick Search Options are made up of two or more words with no spaces in between. Please know that you may not use this feature on Unified KB sites. An example of a Unified KB site is https://kb.wisc.edu/.

After entering a Quick Search Option in the Search field of a Live KB Site, notice that the Quick Search option you selected appears in your browser's the URL.

Example: In the image below, the showmyfavoritedocs Quick Search Option is entered into the KB User's Guide Internal KB Search field. This particular Quick Search option only works in the Internal KB Site. Upon clicking on the Search button, showmyfavoritesdocs will appear in your browser's URL.

showmyfavoritedocs is in the search bar and circled in red in the site URL for the KB User's Guide.

Quick Search Options That are Available for Internal and External KB Sites

You may use the Quick Search Options below alone or combine them with keywords to narrow your search. KB User's Guide - Settings Tab - Quick Search Options and Menus 

Click on the word "shows" in each line below to see an example of the Quick Search Option in the KB User's Guide External site.

  • shownewdocs - shows the most recently created documents
  • showalldocs - shows the standard KB algorithm to view all documents
  • showtopdocs - shows documents with the most hits
  • showmygroupdocs - shows all documents created by your group
  • showothergroupdocs - shows documents in your KB space that have been shared by other group(s)
  • showuniquekeywords - shows all unique keywords
  • showtopictree - shows the Site Topics Map
  • showkbpartners - shows all Campus Partner Sites
  • showmyfavoritedocs - shows all docs the user has marked as a favorite (available in the internal site only)

Example: In the image below, the Quick Search Option, "shownewdocs" is paired with a keyword which results in a more narrow set of documents.