Help FAQ - Exploring

How is Exploring different from Searching?

Whereas Searching leads you to specific items, Exploring lets you browse all items in an area of the Digital Library to get a broad overview of the contents similar to browsing shelves in a library. You can explore by title, geographic location, date range, or resource type. You can also explore items from a specific contributing partner or items in a particular collection.

Can I search within an Explore grouping?

Yes, some Explore groupings allow you to search—but only after you've made an initial selection within the grouping. Choose Explore and then select titles, locations, resource types, or dates. When the selected grouping opens, choose from the list that is presented. When the next screen opens you will see a search box at the top of the results list. You can also use the categories shown on the left-hand side of the screen to further refine your results. For more information, please see our Guides.

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