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The catalogue offers three search options

Browse

  • Click on “Archival Descriptions”, “Names”, “Subjects”, “Places” or “Images” to browse an alphabetical list of titles, names, subjects, places or images.

  • Click on “Most recent” to change the order of the list to show the most recent changes to the catalogue first.

  • Click on “Alphabetic” to revert to alphabetical order.
  • Simple Search

  • Enter a query into the search box at the top of the page.

  • You can use a single keyword or more advanced queries using double quotes, boolean operators etc.
  • Advanced Search

  • Click on the search box and select ‘Advanced search’ from the drop down menu

  • Enter a single keyword or more advanced queries using double quotes, boolean operators etc.

  • Select a specific field from the drop-down list to limit your search to that field.

  • Add new criteria as required.

  • Use the search filters on the left to narrow your search. There are 6 options:

    1. Top-level descriptions: search only within a certain fonds or collection. Enter the exact name of the fonds or collection.

    2. General Material Designation: the types of records we have

    3. Media: the types of digital objects available

    4. Digital Object Available: “yes”, if you just want to find digital objects

    5. Level of Description: the levels of archival description such as fonds, collection, series, file or item

    6. Copyright status: the basic copyright status.