Basic Image Search Options
- Keyword Search. Use this search when you want to
find the most pictures. Keyword search will find ALL characters you
type in. Example: Irish Elk will locate pictures with
the word Irish or pictures with the word Elk
- Taxonomic (Scientific) Keyword Search. Many of the
images in the Galaxy of Images are drawn from the Smithsonian Libraries'
extensive Natural History collections. When possible, the scientific,
or taxonomic name is included. You can search either genus, species
or both, using the taxonomic search. Example: Sciurus will
locate images of squirrels; Sciurus fossor will locate a certain
species of squirrel.
Advanced Image Search Options
- Choose up to three keywords in your search. Your search will default
to an exact match. If you would like to retrieve more hits,
use Word Match to select "Starts with". Add
additional words using "and" or "or".
- You may limit your search by selecting one of the "collection"
options from the pull-down menu. This will serve to display only images
that meet your search criteria and that are contained in that image
Search by Author/Title of Book
- The Author/Title search allows you to do a simple search based on
the author and/or title of a book. You may enter a single word in either
search box to retrieve a list of relevant books.
- In many, but not all instances, the titles of non-English works have
been translated into English. This search will retrieve works in both
the original language and (when available) English translation of the
Browse the Image Collections
- All the images have been assigned to at least one, and sometimes many
"collections". Use the Browse the Image Collections
option when you want to see a wide variety of images on a related topic.
By choosing the image detail option, you can see other
collections to which that image has been assigned for even deeper browsing.
Search! Enter a search term and hit the search button to quickly find
The above "Quick Search"
box will find ANY words you type in. Use "*" to truncate a word (dog*
will get dogs). Using "and" or "or" between words will include
or exclude those terms. For more precise search, try the "Advanced Search" option
options, including searching by book author and title, collection,
etc. is available here