The Home button directs you to a Web page, set by the institution, commonly the institution’s homepage.
Click & Search is a quick way to browse a PastPerfect-Online site without having to know what terms are in the database.
Pick a letter to the right of a search category to see the options beginning with the chosen letter. You may also need to select a hyperlinked range, within that letter choice, that you want to view. Then, click the down arrow to see the individual terms/phrases for which you can search. Click a search term to conduct a query.
Keyword Search allows you to query a PastPerfect-Online site for specific terms and/or phrases in the database without knowing exactly what field the data resides in.
Enter one or more keywords or phrases. All keywords or phrases must be found in a single record, in order for the query to return search results, unless the OR operator is used between terms/phrases.
Advanced Search allows you to conduct a more specific query. For example, an Advanced Search can differentiate between "china" as a material and "China" as a place. You may enter either terms, phrases, or a combination of both. Note - The Additional Keyword Search Information above applies.
Keyword/Phrases entered in the box labeled Keywords, will be searched for everywhere in the record. In contrast, keywords entered in the other boxes will be searched for only in selected field associated with that search category.
Click the Search button when you have entered all the values you want. Search results will contain records that meet ALL the criteria you specified.
Random Images is a quick way to browse a PastPerfect-Online site. Click Random Images and you will be presented with a series of image thumbnails. Click the hyperlink below the thumbnail to display detailed information about the item. Click the thumbnail to see a larger version of the image.
Search Results are usually shown as a thumbnail image, if available, and a brief description of the record. Clicking on the hyperlink always displays the full record, and clicking on a thumbnail image displays the large image.