Searching NHNZ Moving Images

There are several ways of searching the website for clips and text-only records, these are:

  1. Search

    When a word or phrase is typed into the box and the button clicked, search looks for that word or phrase in all fields in each record throughout the database.

    To search a specific phrase, place quote marks, "xxx yyy zzz" around the phrase and the search will find records with that exact phrase.

    If a match for a word is not found, e.g. searching "hiuse", suggestions will be offered for similar terms e.g. "house", "mouse", "cause", "hiss"

    To limit this search, click on the options in the drop down box, from there you can search by High Definition, Standard Definition or Both. You can refine this search by clicking on 'refine search' to the left or you can take a more targeted approach by using advanced search.

    The wildcard (*) can be used in place of unknown or variable characters. These may be at the end of words, e.g. Lion* will find lions, lioness, lion tailed macaque, lionfish; or within words. E.g. hy*na will bring up records spelt hyena and hyaena.

    If not using the wildcard, search in the singular, even if you want more than one, e.g. search lion not lions.

    Boolean Operators can be used when you are searching for more than one word or wish to exclude specific words from the search.
    Use AND, OR and NOT to specify whether a result set must contain all terms, any terms, or not the specified term.

    For example:

    Africa AND card - All items returned must contain both Africa and card

    Africa OR card - All items returned will contain either Africa or card

    Africa NOT card - All items returned will contain Africa and must not contain card

  2. Using Key Words in both quick and advanced search, you can search common names, scientific/species names, actions (verbs describing what the subject is doing), colours ... whatever you desire

    Hint: Searching for Fish or Fishes: Search both 'Fish' and 'Fishes'. On this website, we use singular for one single individual or more than one individual if only one species. We use 'fishes' where there are 2 or more different species in shot, e.g. tropical reef fishes.

    Hint: Searching for People: Search 'People', 'Child', 'Children', rather than man, woman, boy(s), girls(s).

  3. Advanced Search

    Advanced Search allows you to refine your search by specifying search parameters. Entering search queries in the keywords field works in the same way as Quick Search, searching all fields in each record throughout the database. Use the wildcard and Boolean operators to broaden or narrow your search

    You can then limit your search using the fields below. Be as specific as possible in order to generate a meaningful set of results. Limit this search by using the pull down menus. You can track your search using the 'You searched for...' trail located just above the red navigation bar.

    Clearing search terms
    : you can clear the active search fields in Adanced Search and Refine Search by clicking on the "Clear All Fields" button at the bottom of the page.

  4. Browse > Subject Search

    To get an overview of the shots available search by subject by selecting Subject Search. PLEASE NOTE: The shots in the subject search are repesentative of all the shots available on this subject. To find more shots on this subject go to Advanced Search.

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Search History

The Search History page records a history of all the searches you perform in a chronological list. To view the results of a search simply click on the link.

This function is session based; closing the browser will clear the Search History.

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Search Results

Results of searches are returned in the form of a gallery and you can view either thumb or detail results. The number of results displayed on one page can be changed by entering a number in the view xx items box, and a detail or thumbnail gallery view can be selected from the pick list to its right.

Navigation between pages is done by either using the Previous and Next arrow buttons or by entering the required page number in the page number field and hitting return.

The page includes a ‘crumb trail’, this displays the type of search used to generate the current page.

To select an item click on the checkbox, a red tick will appear. Click it again to remove it from the selection.

To view more details about an item, click on the more details button to go to the clip details page.

Add to clip bin, you will be prompted to register or log in before you can add to your clip bin.

Download – you will be prompted to register or log in before you can complete this action.

You can share a link to these results by clicking on share link.

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Selecting Multiple Clips in Search Results

Beside each thumb and detail gallery result is a checkbox. Clicking in this box shows a tick and changes the items status to ‘selected’.

When you have added a check mark more options appear on the left hand menu, so you are able to handle multiple clips at once, including the ability to share links and request clips for items that have no webclips appearing.

To remove the item from the selections simply click the checkbox to remove the checkmark or click on untag all items to remove all checks at once. Once the page is refreshed the item will no longer appear in the selections.

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Clip Details Page

The clip details page displays the referenced image and the corresponding data.

The ‘Clip Details’ page includes a ‘crumb trail’, this displays the type of search used to generate the current set of results and allows you to link back to the gallery containing the current item.

To add to clip bin - you will be prompted to register or log in before you can add to your clip bin.

Download – you will be prompted to register or log in before you can complete this action.

You can share a link to these results by clicking on email link.

Select request clip in another format.

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