Advanced Search Tips

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Advanced Search can be accessed on any page through the Search Options drop-down menu located beneath the Basic Search box or through a link located in the page footer.

 

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 Using the Advanced Search Feature

  1. Type a search term or phrase into the search box. If desired, include "AND," "OR," or "NOT."
  2. Limit Results by Record Type: Choose to a record type to search. The records types vary according to database.
    • Articles, Primary Sources, Criticism, Literary Works, Images, Images & Diagrams, Experiments, Videos, News or Timelines
  3. Limit Articles by Type: Next select a sub-type from the second drop down menu. News records can be limited by a year rather than a sub-type. Criticism, Literary Works and Timelines do not have a secondary filter.
  4. After you have chosen your filters, click the Search button.

 

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 Advanced Search Results

On the search results page, you will land on the tab for your selected record type, and your results will be limited to your selected sub-type.

 

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You can modify your results by choosing a different sub-type listed to the right of the search results.

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