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History of Medicine Finding Aids

Getting started - search results

The search results display gives you a quick overview of your collection search results and easy access to a variety of viewing options for the items in the list.

The results by item display

The results by item display shows the individual finding aid in which matches of the query occured. Initially the results by item display shows all items in list format, with a maximum of 25 items per page. Each item in the list (Fig. 1) contains brief bibliographic information, a summary of occurrences for that item, and several viewing options for that item.

hmd-search-result Fig 1 : An item in the results by item display

From each item in the list, a viewer has four options:

  • search terms in context- will load detailed information about results for that item, showing context for each match of the query. (see Fig 2.)
  • standard view - goes to a display of the finding aid in "outline" form, with a linkable list of contents in the left margin.
  • full text - will load the entire text into the browser window for printing purposes.
  • add to bookbag - will add the item to your bookbag.
hmd-search-kwic Fig 2: Search terms in context display. Each search term occurrence is shown within it's item context, including 1) relative section of the finding aid in which hits occur, and 2) immediate textual context for each match.

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