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Help Determine the U's Choice for a New Search Tool

February 21, 2018
As a communications or web professional, we need your input to understand what kinds of features might make the U's search better for people who want to find your content.
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Update Your Tabbed Search Results Pages!

February 8, 2018
The University is in the process of changing from the Google Search Appliance (the tool that runs search at the U) to a new tool. Once that change is made, tabbed search results will no longer function.
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Search Replacement and Tabbed Search

January 3, 2018
At the end of 2018, Google will retire the Google Search Appliance (GSA), which means the University needs to find a replacement for our internal University web search results. Tabbed search will also be eliminated and units still using tabbed search should plan to update soon.
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UMN Search Demo and Lab

September 11, 2017
The old tabbed search layout for search results is being phased out and replaced by the U's new search results interface. University Relations and OIT are offering sporadic demonstrations of the new interface along with one-on-one assistance. The next session is next week on the 20th.
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New "Maps" Filter on Search

August 28, 2017
Just in time for the beginning of fall semester, the U's search interface now includes a filter for "Maps." We've also added more search results to the "News" filter.
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U Search Interface—New Info/Help Sessions

July 24, 2017
Back by popular demand, two more sessions have been scheduled in August for the U's new search interface.
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Add Your Unit’s News to the TC Search Results

June 15, 2017

All Twin Cities departments are invited to be included in the News search results. Read this blog post to learn more about it!

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Add the New U Search Interface to Your Website

June 12, 2017

A new search interface is now available and recommended for use on all umn.edu websites. Search Self-Help Guide has been published to guide web developers through the steps to set up the U's search interface on your site(s).

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Enhance Your SEO Skills

Communicators Forum Presentation
June 12, 2017

We're sharing a PDF of this presentation, given June 8 at the Communicators Forum conference, including the presentation notes. 

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In Beta: News Filter on search.umn.edu

May 22, 2017

The University Relations digital communications team has been working on a News filter for search.umn.edu. We've customized the results to display images, dates, and sources in the result list, with different layouts for mobile and desktop.

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