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Guided Search Collections Topics About WHO

Simple Keyword Searches

Truncation is a technique to broaden searches when you aren't sure what terms are used. Using an asterisk (*) after the root will bring results for 'bridge' or 'bridges'; 'railroad' or 'railroads'; and 'yearbook' or 'yearbooks'.


Guided Searches

You can look for material in specific collections rather than searching the entire aggregation. For example, on the Guided Search screen, find the Limit Search by Sub-collection dropdown box, select a collection, then press the Search button.

Simple Keyword Search Examples


1. Basic search for bridge*

bridge and yacht

2. Basic search for railroad*

streetrail

3. Basic search for yearbook*

Green Bay Packers

Guided Search Examples


1. Guided search for subcollection: Barns of Winnebago County

Town of Omro Barn

On the Guided Search screen, find the Limit Search by Sub-collection dropdown box. Select Barns of Winnebago County and press Search.

2. Guided search for Postcard (any field) and Milwaukee (any field)

W. Wisc Avenue-Milwaukee

If you are particularly interested in Milwaukee postcards, try this: On the Guided Search screen, type 'milwaukee' into the first box, leave the defaults in the other two boxes in place. Type 'postcard*' on the second search line. Again, leave the defaults in the other two parameters in place. Press Search.