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Rare Books A digital library of reference works

How to search the collection

This collection has been organized into search and browse categories but it is also possible to search the full text across all of the items and to search within individual items inside the viewer. The screenshots below step through search across and search within. At the bottom of this page is a video demonstration of search within.

Step 1: The Search View

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Click on the search icon to open search options.

Step 2: Facets

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Use the facets on the left to narrow your search.

Step 3: Search across

The search page will give you sample matches for every volume that matches your search. The example search for "Stendhal" returns X matching volumes and example hits within each volume.

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Search terms entered for "Everything" or "Full Text" will return sample results within each volume.

Step 4: Search Within

Click on "Search for 'Stendhal' in the document text to open the document viewer with the search term highlighted within the text.

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Find results of your search in the volume within the viewer.

Video demonstration of search across and within