Brief guide to searching
There are two main ways to search the catalogue, simple and advanced searching.

Simple search
The simple search is accessed via the “Google-style” search box in the top right hand corner of the CalmView home page.
The simple search will search across the Author, Title, Finding Number and Description fields. Where more than one term is entered, the default is an AND search. This means that the catalogue will search for records that contain both of your terms.

Advanced search
The advanced search enables you to perform more precise searches and to choose which fields to search in. In the advanced search you are able to search in the following fields:

  • Any Text – any combination of text can be entered here
  • Reference Number – enter full archive collection reference e.g for school records SMOS
  • Title – enter title of item here to search title field only
  • Description – enter text here to search item description only
  • Date – limit you search to a particular year or period

Refine advanced search criteria
By default, a search will look for the word or words you have entered. However you can choose to change the default search criteria by clicking the “Refine Search Criteria” option. There are three ways to refine the search option:

With all the words
With at least one of the words
Without the words
Please note this option is only available in the Any Text, Author, Title and Description fields.

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