Complex Search Help
Complex searches allow you to search on several
words at once ("Boolean" searching) in the
Examples | Search
allows you to locate words in the item title or to locate ads
by company, product, item type, etc.
pull-down menu under All). After entering the word(s) you would
like to search for, you can limit your
search by selecting a term from the pull-down menu,
or you may search for the word(s) in the entire database by accepting the default
"All" for a complete list of available fields.
A list of all Theme Names in
the Scrapbooks Category is available. Searching on a specific theme can be done from the Themes page as well.
Illustration & Special Features:
pre-set searches are available that will help you to find
ads containing images and references to specific
cultures (e.g. African/African-American, Asian, etc.)
or subject matters (sports, children) that may be of particular interest.
You may limit a complex search to one type of special
feature, or, by choosing the default "All" your search returns will
include advertisements with any of these features.
identifies the category you are searching in the database. A
description of all the categories that make up the EAA project, including the number of ads each contains,
is available on the Browse Categories page.
For information on the items in all the pull-down menus above, see the
Database Terms and Descriptions page.
Please note that this search page covers the Scrapbooks Category only.
As with all the search pages, this category is representative, not comprehensive. If you
perform very narrowly defined searches, you increase your chances of a "zero" result.
- To search all Scrapbooks for pages with children as a theme and containing advertisements of
Clark's O. N. T. Spool Cotton,
- Choose Theme in the first Field:.
- Type Children in the first contains box.
(Note that a list of all Theme Names in
the Scrapbooks Category is available. Searching on a specific theme can be done from the Themes page as well.)
- Choose Company in the second Field:.
- Type Clark's O. N. T. Spool Cotton in the second contains box. (Note that typing in
only part of a company name - "Clark" only or "Spool Cotton" only - will ensure the widest possible amount of
- Click the Search button in the right side table, and
- Wait for the results!
- To search for business cards for Watkins & Browning Tobacco Co.,
- Choose Theme from the first Field menu.
- Type Business Cards in the first contains box.
- Choose Company from the second Field menu.
- Type Watkins & Browning in the second contains box.
- Click the the Search button, and
- Wait for the results!
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