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SouthEast Asian images & Texts

Keyword: This is any word with which the user would like to search the digital archive. For instance, if you wanted to find images associated with "agriculture," you would enter the word "agriculture" (without quotes) into the search field on the Search page.

Guided search: This page allows the user to perform more complex searches. Keywords can be combined with Boolean operators (and, or, not) to limit result sets. The user can also limit searches by field, sub-collection, or type.

Atlas Search: This search page allows the user to click on a location shown on a map to retrieve records and images related to that geographical location.

Identifier: Each picture contained in the SEAiT digital archive has been tagged with a unique code. A user may access any image directly by going to the Search page and typing in the record number: SEAiT.[ItemID].bib.

For example, if you enter "SEAiT.Philippines.ph00100.bib" in the search field, the result returned is a photo associated with that number, which is, in this case, a picture of General Lawton and his Aides.

Being able to search by a single SEAiT number is useful because the user, after running a few searches, may find a few images to which he/she may want to return at a later time. One way in which he/she can find these images again is to write down the SEAiT numbers for which a search may be run at a later date. The user can also save records while in the database by navigating to the desired item and clicking on the box marked "Save this record."

Subject Headings: This term describes the way in which the image catalogers for this site described activities or items visible in the site's images. All of these terms were pulled from the Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials. In other words, if you want to find images associated with weapons, you might type in the terms "cannons" or "machine guns" on the Guided search page. Please see the list of Thesaurus terms used for this project.