|The Expand Listing button will reveal subsections in the Table of Contents. The button opens one subsection at a time. You can also expand and collapse listings by clicking on the blue arrows in the Table of Contents.|
|The Collapse Listing button hides the subsections in the Table of Contents. The button closes one listing at a time.|
|Searching||Type a word or multiple words in the space and click the "Search" button. (See below for instructions and tips.)|
|The Clear Search button clears the current search from the search field and removes all hits in the Table of Contents and Content windows.|
|The left arrow jumps back to the previous page or section.|
|The right arrow jumps forward to the next page or section.|
|The up arrow jumps to the Table of Contents. (Only seen in the No Frames view)|
When you select an individual electronic text, your browser will display 3 frames.
The arrows at the top and bottom of the text in the Contents Frame (the right frame) move the display to Previous and Next text pages in the Table of Contents. In the No Frames version, the arrow that points upward returns you to the Table of Contents.
|Search Box||The white box used to enter search terms for any type of search.|
|Search Finding Aid Button||Sends the query you have entered in the Search Field.|
|Clear Search Button||Clears the current search from the Search Field and removes all results indicated in the Table of Contents and Content windows.|
|Right Arrow||Appears when your search has retrieved more than one hit. It allows you to jump to the next search result.|
|Left Arrow||Appears once you have begun navigating through the hits of search result which retrieved more than one hit. It allows you to jump back to the previous search result.|
The number of results within each item will appear in the Table of Contents window. The word or phrase searched appears in red. All results are shown in full context, that is, results are shown within the finding aid in the Contents screen. By selecting an item in the Table of Contents window, you pull up the complete text of the section of the finding aid containing the search result. The results are marked in red in the Contents Window.
To search for a phrase, simply type the desired phrase in the search field. No quotation marks are necessary.
The operators "and", "or" and "not" allow you to control the scope of your searches. "And" looks for occurrences of words or phrases within 20 words of one another. "Or" is used to construct lists of multiple keywords or phrases. "And Not" is useful for screening out unwanted search results.
performance or concertretrieves all references to perfomances or concerts
Puccini and Toscalooks for these terms within 20 words of each other
live and not performancescreens out "live performance"
opera and (Italian or French)will retrieve "Italian" or "French" within 20 words of "opera"
A question mark (?) will match any single character, while an asterisk (*) will match 0 or more characters. An asterisk used by itself stands for an entire word.
opera*will retrieve "opera", "operas", "operatic"
wr?t*will retrieve "write", "wrote", "written", "writings"
Use the keywords "after", "before", "of", "within", "word", or "words" to limit your search by word proximity. For example:
composer within 4 words of opera
opera within 10 words after performance
Searches are not Case Sensitive.
WAGNERwill retrieve any reference to Wagner
Some common words, such as "the" and "a", are considered stopwords and are normally not searchable. You may include these words in your search, however they will be replaced with a "*", which will match any single word.
the scenewill become
* sceneand retrieve "immolation scene", "love scene", and "final scene".
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