Guide to Searching the Collection

How to Search the Collection

-Click on "Digital Collection"

-Use the "Search the Repository" box on the top left-hand side of the screen.

-Choose whether to search by Title, Author, Subject, Description, or Collection.

-Include a search keyword in the box below.

 -When the search results appear, you can narrow these results by selecting a category in the top left-hand side of the screen.

 

Tips for Getting the Best Search Results

-As there are two search boxes, searches can be narrowed or expanded by using two search keywords and the "and/or" box.

-Searches will automatically include results from all regional collections unless a particular collection is specified. "Collection" refers to the Regional Project that is responsible for the photograph, i.e. Tignish or Cardigan.

-Note: The search box does not recognize apostrophes. Therefore, it will only recognize the O'Leary collection if spelled without an apostrophe, i.e. OLeary not O'Leary.

The Island Narratives Projects have been using a generalized subject list to categorize their data. Below are some suggestions for keywords to search under "Subjects":

Industry

Farming

Fisheries

Forestry

Businesses

Economy

Architecture

Heritage Homes

Monuments

Lighthouses

Schoolhouses

Aerial View

Streetscapes

Health

Medicine

Medical Professions

Folk Remedies

Diet

Transportation

Ships

Shipbuilding

Automobiles

Railway

Airplanes

 

Education

Elementary

Secondary

Postsecondary Education

Teaching

Religion

Religious Architecture

Religious History

Clergy

Devotion

 

Geography

Landscape

Environment

Weather

Communication

Media

Telephone

Internet

Postal Service

Published Works

Community

Organizations

Clubs

Events

Festivals

Recreation

Sports

Games

Hunting

Leisure

Tourism

Toys

Military

Air Force

Navy

Militia

Veterens

Weapons

Women

Status of Women

Women Workers

Home Economics

Technology

Folklore

Acadians

First Nations

People

 

 Public Works

 

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