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  1. Go to the Search field in the upper right
  2. Type in a location, keyword, person's name or contributor username (case sensitive)
  3. Check the spelling of your entry
  4. If the system recognizes locations as well as topics for the search term, a drop-down menu will appear. Choose from the Search Location or Search Keyword options.

Alternatively, you can type your search term and just click Search. A page will appear with Search By Location or Search By Keyword options.

Location Search (from Search field):

  • If you choose Search Location, you can choose the specific location and the page for that region will load

Keyword Search:

  • If you choose Keyword Location, you can choose from the tab options below. If the system does not find information to populate a tab, the tab will not appear.
    • News
    • Contributed News
    • People
    • Contributors
    • Tagged News

Home Page & Filtering

  1. The default page for the Allvoices home page shows Contributor Reports filtered by Popular and Most Buzz for All categories
  2. You can choose from the filters:
    • Contributor Reports, Mainstream News or Read All
    • Popular, or This Just In
    • Most Buzz, Most Views or Most Comments
  3. You can choose different categories:
    • All
    • Politics
    • Sports
    • Entertainment
    • Business
    • Science & Technology
    • Conflict & Tragedy
    • Odd
    • Your Story
    • Health
    • Travel
    • Green
    • Humanitarian
    • Causes
    • Obituaries
    • Arts & Culture
    • Funny
    • Life Style
    • Spirituality & Religion
    • Education

Location or Category Pages & Filtering

  1. The default for a region or category page is Read All (which includes Contributor Reports and Mainstream News) filtered by Popular and Most Buzz for All categories
  2. You can choose from the same filters and categories as the home page (above)

Hot Spots

  1. Regions can be searched via the Hot Spots section
  2. To find this section, scroll down any page and look in the right column
  3. Click any region or country listed (countries shown alternate based on news volume)

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