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Using Filters When Searching

Follow these instructions to use the filters available in the myON book search.

First, select Library, then Search.

select Library, then Search

If you do not see the filter options, you many need to click the funnel icon in the top left part of the page to open the filters. (filter icon with light background or filter icon with blue background depending on your assigned grade).

For Faculty with no grade and for students in upper grades, the page looks like this:

filters for faculty and older students

For students in lower grades, the page looks like this:

filters for younger students

Students or Faculty choose the filters they want to use, then enter words to search for and click the magnifying glass to search. To reset filters, select reset button with blue background or reset icon with light background.

Each filter is described below.

Watch this brief video to learn more about using the library as a teacher:

Include Only

Include Only filter button

For younger students, clicking this icon gives you access to the following filters:  Series, Title, Author, Description, and Publisher. (For Faculty and older students, these options show automatically.) Students then click the boxes for the things they want to search for. In the example below, the student wants to search for the word in book titles and descriptions.

Include only filter options

Fiction/Nonfiction

Fiction filter button for younger students or fiction filter button for older students and teachers

To search for fiction or nonfiction books, click the Fiction icon; then, click the box for the kind of books you want to search for. In both examples below, the student is searching for nonfiction books about cats. The first example shows what younger students see; the second shows what older students students see.

Fiction filter options for younger students

Fiction filter options for older students and teachers

Lexile®

Lexile filter button for younger students or Lexile filter button for older students and teachers

The Lexile® option allows you to search for books that fall within the Lexile® score you select.

For younger students, if you have a Lexile® score, the filter may show the best Lexile® for you; in the example below, 100 is circled. The student can select any number.

Lexile filter options for younger students

Older students click and drag the circles to choose a range of Lexile® levels to search for. In the example below, the student is searching for books about cats with levels from 700L to 900L.

Lexile filter options for older students and teachers

ATOS

ATOS filter icon for younger students or ATOS filter icon for older students and teachers

The ATOS option allows you to search for the ATOS book level you are interested in. See Levels: Book, Interest, and Reading for more information on ATOS book levels and interest levels.

Younger students select an ATOS book level to search for books that start with that level.

ATOS filter options for younger students

Older students click and drag the circles to select a range of book levels to search for. In the example below, the student is searching for books from levels 4 to 7. If you know your ZPD and you want to find books within the range, this is one way to search for those books.

ATOS filter optioncs for older students and teachers

Reading Level or Guided Reading

Guided Reading filter button for younger students or Guided Reading filter button for older students and teachers

Click the Guided Reading icon to search for books based on reading level (A-Z). For more information, see https://www.capstonepub.com/classroom/resources/leveling/

For lower grades, students select a single letter.

Guided Reading filter options for younger students

Older students click and drag the circles to choose a range of letters. In the example below, the student is searching for books with levels from T through V.

Guided Reading filter options for older students and teachers

Grade Level

Grade Level filter button for younger students or Grade Level filter button for older students and teachers

Click the Grade Level icon to search for books by recommended grade level.

For younger students, the student's grade is circled. The student selects one grade level.

Grade level filter options for younger students

Older students click and drag the circles to choose a range of grade levels. In the example below, the student is searching for books recommended for grades 5-7.

Grade level filter options for older students and teachers

Story Type or Book Type

Story Type filter button for younger students or Book Type filter button for older students and teachers

The Story Type or Book Type icon allows you to search for books that are Short, Medium, Long, or Epic. You can also specify whether you want books with audio or without audio.

Younger students select one of the book length choices (Short, Medium, Long, or Epic). Then, they choose one or both of the audio options: Yes for books with audio or No for books without audio.

Story Type filter options for younger students

Older students select "Any" under Story Length or one of the book length choices; for audio, they select Any, Yes, or No.

Book Type filter options for older students and teachers

Language

Language filter button for younger students or Language filter button for older students and teachers

Clicking the Language icon gives you the option to search for books in English, in Spanish, or bilingual. Depending on the available books, you may also choose to see books in Russian, UK English, Mandarin Chinese, Mvskoke (Creek) Nation, Yavapai, Cheyenne Arapaho, and/or Welsh.

Both younger and older students click/check the boxes for the languages that they want to see book results for.

Language filter options for younger students

Language filter options for older students and teachers

Using punctuation and words like "the," "a," and "and" can make it harder for the software to find the specific books you're looking for. Search for the main words in the title to find books quickly.