The Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts employs a faceted search interface that allows you to filter searches by selecting collection-specific criteria such as Seller, Institution or Collection, Catalogue Date, Author, Title, Manuscript Date, Artist, Scribe and Provenance. These "facets" appear in lists on the right side of the page.
Begin with the search box: One way to begin the search process is to search for a keyword using the "Search Database" box and then apply one or more of the facets to narrow down the list of results. Wildcard searches (?, *) and Boolean operators (AND, OR, or NOT) can be used in this search.
Begin with the facets: Another way to begin is to select a facet first, which will bring up all the records in the database that share that facet. You can apply additional facets and enter keywords in the "Search Collections" box to narrow the results.
Search for related records: The right hand side of each record page offers a checkbox list of all the facets that apply to that record. You can select as many of the checkboxes as you like and then click "Go" to begin a new search for records with those same facets.
About faceted searching
- Each selected facet will be displayed at the top of the list under "Currently Used Filters." Selecting an additional facet will run a search for a new criterion within the existing set of results, and, along with a new list of results, the facet options will change to reflect the records and facets available in the new results set.
- To see additional options for any given facet, click on the word "browse" in that individual facet's box. This will bring up a list of all the options for that facet. Click on any facet to add it to your search criteria.
- To remove a selected facet at any stage in the process, click the red x-dot () next to that facet in the "Currently Used Filters" list at the top of the column.
Additional search options
Browse facets: Using the browse options will bring up alphabetical lists of all the records represented in the database containing the same facet values. Once in a browse page you can jump to any letter of the alphabet by choosing the appropriate link from the top of the page or view results by frequency by clicking on "by frequency" next to "Sort by:"
Look for "Recent Additions": Selecting this link on the left sidebar will bring up records displayed in the order that they have been added to the database. The most recent additions will appear first.
For multi-field searching, use the Advanced Search form. Click here or use the link on the left sidebar under Navigating the Database to reach the form.