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Browse the Collection

Use the browse option for viewing items without specifying search criteria. Results are presented in alphabetical order by author and then title or in chronological order from oldest to newest. By following these links, you will also have access to bibliographical information and a page image of each work.

Search the Collection

Use Search:

  • If you have specific search criteria, such as author, title, city of publication, or publisher.

The search fields can only be used one-at-a-time. You CANNOT search multiple fields at once. The search fields make use of boolean operators (eg. AND, OR, NOT) to further refine search results. For a more complete explanation of Boolean operators and Boolean searches, please visit the following site (page will open in a new window):
http://library.albany.edu/internet/boolean.html.

Because many of the titles have been translated from their original languages, a helpful search strategy would be to employ as many different spelling variations as possible in your search criteria. For example, when searching for books by Euclid, the alternate spelling "Euclides" should also be used. In addition, often in Latin spelling, the letter pairings U and V and I and J are interchangeable. Therefore, alternate spellings substituting one letter for its companion would return the most hits. For example, "Institutium" should be spelled as "Institvtivm," etc.

Search Results

Search results are presented in alphabetical order, by title. Results may be viewed up to four different ways.

  • Gridódisplays five fields and allows user to re-sort results by clicking on any column header.
  • Thumbnailsódisplays a thumbnail image and the item title.
  • Bibliographicódisplays text from up to five fields without images.
  • Titlesódisplays only item titles.

Click on a letter to link to the definition of that element:


Figure 1 - Search Results image

A. Global Navigation Bar
Global navigation for searching, browsing, and working with items in the collection.

B. Search Results
Displays the number of items in the collection that match your search criteria.

C. View Options
Use the buttons labeled Grid, Thumbnails, Bibliographic and Titles to view your search results. Each option presents a different view of the results.

  • Grid view shows five fields.
  • Thumbnail view displays larger thumbnail images along with the item title.
  • Bibliographic view is simply a text based view of item titles and metadata.
  • Titles view displays only the titles of items.

D. Check Boxes
This is related to the My Favorites feature in CONTENTdm, which has been disabled for The Books of Isaac Norris at Dickinson.

E. Select All, Clear All, Add Selected Items to Favorites
These are related to the My Favorites feature in CONTENTdm, which has been disabled for The Books of Isaac Norris at Dickinson.

F. Prev and Next Page
If your search produces more results than can be displayed on a single page, click Next or Previous to view other results pages. This feature does not work in Netscape browsers.

G. Page Navigation
If your search produces more results than can be displayed on one page, click the hyperlinked page numbers to view other results pages.

My Favorites

The My Favorites feature in CONTENTdm has been disabled for The Books of Isaac Norris at Dickinson.

Page created: December 10, 2003