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The Search Results page indicates that my search is "sorted by relevance." What does that mean?

The search engine determines how closely search results match your search terms. By default, the most relevant studies will appear at the top of the list of search results. Depending on the search you are using (Data, Search/Compare Variables, or Reports & Publications), search results can be sorted by study, variable, and bibliography relevance. For more information on SAMHDA's search options, see the FAQ "How do I search SAMHDA's holdings for datasets or particular variables?"

The SAMHDA search engine also enables sorting of search results in several other ways: