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The Joseph Britton Freshwater Mussel Collection User Guide: Accessing Objects in the Collection

Browse the Collection

To access the objects in the Joseph Britton Freshwater Mussel Collection, go to Explore > Collections, scroll down to the Joseph Britton Freshwater Mussel Collection tile, and then follow the Browse link.


Joseph Britton Freshwater Mussel Collection tile

From here you can browse and search for objects in this collection.


Browse Interface

Search the Collection

To search for objects in the collection, insert terms in the search field at the top of the results screen (pictured above) or use one of the specialized search forms available in the Digital Library as seen below. To learn about the specimen record fields and data you can search for, see the Specimen Record Page of this guide.


Guided Search Form

Specimens in the Results List

Objects that meet the search criteria are listed in the results list. Objects in the results list are represented by a thumbnail image, the specimen title (scientific name and catalog number) and five fields to aid in selection: description, date, creator (collector), item type, and contributing partner. The description field contains information about the specimen's physical characteristics and the drainage where it was collected.


Result Example