Tips for Starting your Search on the University of Alberta Museums Search Site

Keyword Search

  • The keyword search will look for terms you enter in the search bar anywhere in the data of the object records.
  • The following search operators are available:
    • “[quotations]”
    • +/- signs
    • * (wildcard)Top. Refine keyword men

Target your keyword search by:

  • A museums collection name: words that appear in the official collection name, but not in the object record, eg. "Strickland"
  • A person / people: names that appear in fields like "collector", "artist" etc.
  • A location / place: places that appear in fields like "place collected", "place made" etc.
Advanced Search

Use Advanced Search to:

  • Return all records from a particular collection or collections
  • Search specific data fields using a variety of operators

Searching Tips:

For exact search results use quotation marks around your term - e.g. “dragon robe”, “wedding dress”, “danaus plexippus”

For more information and for a demonstration of different features, view our UAM Search Site Help Videos.