Quick Start (advanced search)

Begin by navigating to the eHRAF World Cultures interface to find the Advanced Search tab on the navigation bar at the top of the page.

Once in Advanced Search, you will see a three-part search form. From left to right: there are boxes for Add Cultures, Add Subjects, and Add Keywords, along with boolean (and/or) search operators for each section. Select the culture name(s), OCM subject(s) and/or enter any keywords, then click Search.

  • You can fill in these boxes in any order you wish.
  • Be mindful of the boolean operator radio buttons which allow you to restrict or expand your search by deciding which terms you require to appear together.
  • The button in the bottom right corner of the search form adds another blank form, allowing you to add an additional set of search terms.
  • Advanced Search does not require you to fill in every section of the form in order to begin searching.

The remainder of this section of the user guide will teach you, in more detail, how to Add Subjects, Add Cultures and/or Add Keywords, and how to combine these as needed to form more sophisticated searches.