Search Help

Search Help

Searches on NextStep are possible in two ways: a search by keyword using the search bar, or a more specialized search using the "Action Search" function. The Action Search allows users to find resources that have been categorized by their potential usefulness for various purposes as related to the search topic:

  1. Resources that can help you with taking concrete next steps in your community regarding the search topic.
  2. Resources to learn more general information about the search topic.
  3. Resources that might be useful in teaching others about the search topic.
  4. Resources about recent advances in the search topic.
  5. Resources that could be useful for measurement and analysis for the search topic.

For example, users could search for "wetland restoration" and select the option for taking concrete next steps regarding this topic in their community. Such a search should result in specific tools such as grants/loans, manuals, software, directories, etc.