In this section, learn about:
- What the Explore More box is
- How Explore More works
- Where the Explore More content comes from
- Customizing Explore More
Explore More is a great way for your patrons to discover the additional resources, content, and information they have access to through your discovery layer. The Explore More box will appear in search results and pulls in content from different sources, depending on what you've integrated. The best way to ensure your Explore More has great content is to add more eContent sources, build and share lists, create web resources, and utilize other modules such as Open Archives and Genealogy.
What is Explore More?
The Explore More box is an informative box that displays beneath the second search result when there is an applicable resource or list elsewhere in Aspen that the patron may find interesting or useful based on what they are searching.
How does the Explore More box work?
Essentially whenever you do a search in the catalog (or any other search), if you were to do the same search in any of your other other indexed searches that are integrated into Aspen Discovery and results would return then we will display those results in the Explore More box.
- For example, when I do a search for ‘Four Winds’ the Explore More box shows me several staff and New York Times lists related to Four Winds.
The content in the Explore More box is randomly generated based on all of the different content that may be applicable to your search. If there are more than four results to display, you can scroll through all other results in the box.
Where is the Explore More content coming from?
The Explore More will display results from any of your indexed searches. Indexed searches are anything that have their own search category when you click the down arrow next to ‘in Library Catalog’. So if you had every single integration enabled in Aspen Discovery, the Explore More could contain catalog results, EBSCO EDS results (Articles & Databases), Lists, Library Website pages, History & Archives (digital or open archives), and genealogy records.
Where does the Explore More box live?
The Explore More box is always going to show below the second result in any of your searches. Although we typically associate the Explore More box with catalog searches, the Explore More box can show on any of your indexed searches.
How do I customize the color of my Explore More box?
The Explore More box gets its border color from the ‘Primary Background Color’ in your theme. The text color comes from the ‘Primary Text Color’ in your theme.
Are there other custom options in Explore More?
The Explore More box is currently all automagically generated so you and your staff do not need to be concerned with adjusting the content.