Fielded Search Help
Records are catalogued using information in seven fields: what, where, who, when, subject, title and Project. The Fielded Search allows you to look for words within particular fields.
The Fielded Search also allows you to choose how your search results are sorted and displayed, and choose which types of media you want to search for.
Use the navigation menu on the left of the screen to select Search then Fielded.
The Fielded Search interface has two sections:
In the top section, you can identify your search terms. Follow these steps:
1) To enter a search term, click in one of the text boxes and type a word. You can type a single word or a combination of words. If you type more than one word the search will find results containing all those words (you can also use certain Boolean operators and special characters - click here for more information).
2) Using your mouse, click on the drop down menu to the left of the box and choose and, or or not to specify how the search term should be included. For more information on these options see the information on Advanced Search.
3) In the same way, use the drop down menu on the right of the text box to specify which field you wish to search in.
4) You can add up to five search terms, but you do not need to fill in all fields.
5) The bottom section of the Fielded Search interface allows you to choose how your results are sorted and displayed. Click on the drop down menus to select an option. The table below explains what each menu does: