The Image Search allows you to explore images from the publications available within the A&AePortal.
All image searches will begin on the Image Search landing page (http://www.aaeportal.com/image-search
). Using the search box at the top of the page, users can input Boolean searches to view related images associated with eBook chapters on the A&AePortal.
General search tips
The image search is designed to provide you with the most relevant results based on your keyword search. Here are some additional tips for searching:
•To ensure that your search includes terms that are next to each other, put quotation marks around the terms.
•We employ stem searching capabilities, so it is best to use the minimal word, such as “boat” instead of “boating” to widen your search results options.
•When searching for dates within the image search, be sure to start with the oldest date (“From”) to the newest date (“To”)
Boolean (AND, OR, NOT) and Phrase (" ") Searching
Boolean "operators" AND, OR, and NOT are supported:
•Type in AND, OR, and NOT in the search statement when using the single search box available on each page.
•Use quotation marks (" ") to search for phrases (words together in exact order).
The search box automatically combines terms so you don't need to type "AND." The “Add” button available under the search fields also function as an “AND”. When using more than one kind of "operator" the search engine combines the operators in the search string from left to right. Use parentheses to combine multiple operators in a single search.
NOTE: Quotation marks do not currently work with Boolean operators.
Diacritics, Special Characters, Hyphens, and Punctuation
You can use diacritics in your search. For example, you could type große to find only instances of that term.
•Type "ae" for æ
•Type "o" for ø
•Type "n" for ñ
•Type "a" for å
•Type "c" for ç
Keep in mind, you can always type it with the diacritical, but it will restrict the search to words it knows contained a diacritical in the first place.
When punctuation or characters appear as parts of words (e.g., hyphenated names or initials), enter the punctuation or character.
Viewing Image Search Results
Users can limit the search results to either content your institution has access to or free content by selecting the appropriate Access box on the left side of the advanced search or results pages.
Adding new terms combines terms (you don't need to type AND between your terms) to search
All searches for your term(s) in across all images.
Title searches for your term(s) in the title of an object.
Type searches within object types, such as photograph or painting.
Creator name searches for image content by a particular artist or creator. We use Getty ULAN structured vocabularies to ensure consistency.
Creator role searches for images based on the creator's role, such as painter or architect.
Creator nationality searches for images based on the creator's nationality, such as French or American.
Creation date (year) searches for images within a given year. This requires using a specific number value.
Subject searches for images based on a specific subject category applied.
Location searches for images based on specific locations, such as the Yale University Art Gallery.
Refining search results
Use the facets on the left side to limit your image results. Facets include creator name, object type, object subject, or date range. When searching for dates within the image search, be sure to start with the oldest date (“From”) to the newest date (“To”).
Select one or more subjects (Library of Congress subject tags) to view only the image results tagged with those terms. Subjects are added as “OR” operator to provide a greater number of relevant search results. NOTE: Not all subjects are displayed. Only the top 100 terms for each search are displayed in the subject list.
Use the "Sort by:" drop-down to sort results by:
Relevance (the default) Selecting Relevance results in an order starting from the most pertinent based on calculation of frequency and proximity of search terms. Chapter metadata is prioritized.
Keep in mind, however, that "relevance" is calculated by software and is not fool-proof. Please use relevancy ranking as a general guide. Use the Options for Filtering Search Results to get a smaller, more focused results set.
Artist Selecting Artist puts results in order by last name either alphabetically (A-Z) or reverse alphabetized (Z-A).
Title Selecting Title puts results in order by title either alphabetically (A-Z) or reverse alphabetized (Z-A).
Date Selecting Oldest First puts results in order by creation date starting from the oldest results. Selecting Newest First puts results in order by creation date starting from the most recent results.