Searching for ImagesThere are four methods of searching the site for images, these are:
When a word or phrase is typed into the box and the Go button clicked, the search looks for that exact word or phrase in all the data associated with each record throughout the database.
WildcardsThe wildcard symbol (%) can be used to broaden the relevance of the records retrieved.
For example, Arms%
Will retrieve Arms, Armour, etc.
Boolean OperatorsWhen you are searching for more than one word or wish to exclude specific words from the search you can use the boolean operators AND, OR and NOT.
Armour AND Horse
will retrieve items with both armour and horse
Dagger OR Knife
will retrieve items with either dagger or knife
Armour NOT Horse
will retrieve items with armour but not horse
Select either Collection or Library from the drop down list of Item Types and choose ‘Select’ to be taken to the main Advanced Search pages.
Enter the data in one or more of the fields, be as specific as possible in order to generate a meaningful set of results.
Similarly if you enter arm into the title field it will return images with the title containing those letters For example armament and firearm
If you enter data into more than one field the search will only return items that contain all of the specified data.
The keywords are organised within a hierarchical directory structure of folders and subfolders, each succeeding level becoming more specific.
Click on the subject folder (+) to display the subjects within the folder.
Click on the subject name to display the items associated with that keyword.
Use the letters on the left to search for subject keywords starting with a particular letter. Click on the subject name to display the items associated with that keyword.
To view a gallery containing all the items that constitute that collection, click on the View button on the Related Items panel.
Selections PageBeside each thumbnail, and under each reference image, is a checkbox. Clicking in this box shows a tick and changes the items status to ‘Selected’. The item will be automatically placed into the Selections page and can be viewed at any time using the Selections link on the navigation bar.
To remove the item from the selections simply click the checkbox to remove the tick. Once the page is refreshed the item will no longer appear in the selections.
Using the Clear All Selections link will remove the tick from all the selected items.
Previous SearchesThe ‘Previous Searches’ page records a history of all the searches you perform in a chronological list. To view the results of a search simply click on the link.
This function is session based; closing the browser will clear the Previous Search history.
GalleryResults of searches are returned in the form of a gallery or list of thumbnail images. The number of thumbnail images displayed can be changed by entering a number in the Display xx items box; and a list or gallery view can be selected from the pick list to its right.
Navigation between pages is done by either using the Previous and Next arrow buttons or by entering the required page number in the page number field and hitting return.
The page includes a ‘crumb trail’, this displays the type of search used to generate the current page.
To view an item, click on a thumbnail to access the Item Record page.
To add an item to Selections click on the checkbox; a red tick will appear. Click it again to remove it from the selection.
Item Record PageThe ‘Item Record’ page displays the referenced size image and the corresponding data. It is possible to select the image (see above) from this page, view a higher resolution image and email the page as a link.
The ‘Item Record’ page includes a ‘crumb trail’, this displays the type of search used to generate the current set of results and allows you to link back to the gallery containing the current item.
Navigation between Item Record pages is done by either using the Previous and Next arrow buttons or by entering the required page number in the page number field and pressing return.
To view any further images of the item, click on the View related items button on the related items panel.
To view the contents of the Collection to which the items belongs, click on the View collection button on the related items panel.
To view other items with the same subject keywords, click on the subject name link on the related items panel.