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or choose what Material Type you want to find via the drop down menu: Books, Archives & Manuscripts, Musical Recordings, etc.
Leave at Any language, or choose what Language you can read
Limit your results to the Date range you are trying to identify
Archival collection dates can be very broad, so very specific/narrow date limits often eliminate results
When you have your result list, you'll find more filters on the right-hand side.
You can sort your results by
Date (newest to oldest)
If other libraries have this item, they'll be listed in the search results too.
You can limit by various material types, including but not limited to:
Archives & Manuscripts
Musical Recordings, etc.
The 'Subject' filter helps you get down to more specific and closely related results
You can narrow by a specific author
You can refine (or refine further) by date
And you can limit the language(s) of the results, to eliminate materials in a language you don’t read.
You can always reset your filters, or eliminate a few to work your way through the results.
If you're not getting search results, contact us for help. We can do one-on-one consultations to help you tailor your search and locate special collections materials for your project or research.