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Free Text Search. On the Main Page you can make free text searches to the database. The Free Text Search searches for objects, works of art, pictures etc. by object name/title or picture subject/title/type. Enter the name of the desired object in the field. The name can be a common noun, dialectal name, scientific name, slang name, brand name, title, or name of work, such as pulka, vase, mobile. You can use an asterisk (*) to cut off the word.

Advanced Search-link. The link gives you access to a page where you can make queries based on the metadata of the objects.

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On the Advanced search page you can make queries based on the metadata of the objects.

Descriptions of the Search Fields:

Field Description
What Searches for objects, works of art, pictures, etc. by object name/title or picture subject/title/type. The name of the desired object is typed in the field. The name can be a common noun, dialectal name, scientific name, slang name, brand name, title, or name of work, such as pulka, vase, mobile.

Who Searches for objects and pictures based on the actor. The actor can be a person, company or community. The desired actor's last name (e.g., Topelius) or full name (e.g., Topelius, Zacharias) is used as search term, and the alternatives in the pull-down menu can be used to specify whether the actor is connected to subject, production or usage.

Where Searches for objects and pictures by geographical location. The name of the place (continent, country, municipality etc.) is typed in the search field. With the alternatives in the pull-down menu the query can be specified by the location of the subject, the place of production, usage or acquisition.

When Searches for objects and pictures by date. Search by typing in the beginning and end year (e.g., 1900-1910).

Material Searches for objects based on physical properties such as materials, support, finish and style. The search term can be the name of the material, the working method, or the form (e.g., wood or aspen wood, birch, block board, root etc. or metal, silver, gilded etc.); the style (e.g., Empire); the support (e.g., cloth, paper etc.).

Subject Heading Searches for objects by subject headings. The desired subject heading is entered as search term. A search button (Add Subject Heading) at the end of the search field produces a selection of available subject headings.

Add Subject Heading -link: The link gives you access to an ontology browser for choosing a subject heading in the advanced search. The ontology page has its own instructions.

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Browsing the results. On this page you can look through the results of your query. The name of the object serves as a link to the Details Page that has more information on the object.

Previous/Next Page: With these links you can view the previous/next pages of the results list. You may also jump directly onto a certain results page by using the number links.

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