Online Catalogue Help Tips
There are two ways to search for sites or finds:
- A simple search using keywords
- An advanced structured search
To search for a combination of sites and finds use an advanced structured search.
We will be adding mapping facilities soon.
- A simple search cannot be used for combined site/find searches
- Searching is not case-sensitive
- Separate keywords with commas
- Keywords are 'Anded' together i.e. all keywords will have to appear in the record
- An advanced search can be used for bulk finds
- You can change the default number of results displayed from 10 to 5,15,20 or a maximum of 25
- The full contents of any site material held by the archive can be reached from the 'View available archve records by category' indicator on the site results screen at the bottom of the site record screen.
- You can also download digital records (e.g. reports, finds data, photos) where available, from the Archive Contents Screen, provided you agree to the Museum's copyright agreement. These records will be provided as a zip file.
- If the 'Deposited' indicator is NO check with archive staff about this site as it may not have been recorded in the Archive Management System yet and they may be able to provide further details as to who to contact.
- You can download search results. You will have access to two types of files:
- Listing - a simple text file list of the records giving the fieldname and value for each record, viewable using any Word Processor software
- Delimited - this provides a pipe (|) delimited text file that can be imported in to a spreadsheet (e.g. Excel) or any common relational database system, such as MS Access. If your results consisted of sites with related finds you will be provided with two separate files, one for the site records and one with the finds information due to the one-to-many relationship of this data.