Searching craigslist

  1. Homepage Search
  2. Category Search
  3. Display Options

Refining Your Search

  1. Adjusting Search Results
  2. Location Search
  3. Narrowing Your Search
  4. Saving Searches

 


Searching craigslist

There are two ways to search craigslist: homepage search and category search.

1. Homepage Search

To search from the homepage, start typing in the box beneath “search craigslist”. 

main page

 

As you type, you will be given results in a variety of categories.

Click the one that best describes what you are looking for.

cool bike


 

2. Category Search

To search a specific category, click on the category (e.g. "for sale") or sub-category (e.g. "bikes") name. 

for sale

 

If you select a sub-category (e.g. "bikes"), you may choose "all", "by-owner", or "by-dealer" postings. 

owner dealer all

 

Type in the box at the top of the page, then click the magnifying glass to search.

for sale search

 


 

3. Display Options

To change how results are displayed, click on the dropdown menu under the search bar on the left.

craigslist provides four different ways to display search results:

views

 


 

Refining Your Search

1. Adjusting Search Results

Each category has options for refining your search on the left side of the screen. 

Once you have chosen the options you want to search by, click “update search”.

refine ctd

 


 

2. Location Search

For some sites, you can click on a subarea to the right of the location name to filter your results.

subareas

                                               

For these sites, you can also use the drop down menu on a search page.

 drop down

 


 

3. Narrowing Your Search

The following methods can be used to further narrow your search results:

e.g. this search finds postings with 'honda' or 'toyota' (or both) but not 2000 or 2001: (toyota | honda) -2000 -2001

 

4. Saving Searches

To save searches for later use, please see our FAQ on [saving searches].