This index allows you to conduct a free-text search against both
bibliographic and iconographic fields in one field.
The following bibliographic fields are
searched against: author, illustrator, engraver, illustration title, title
of work illustrated, title of source text, place of publication, and publisher.
You can search any combination of keywords: the more terms selected, the
more the query will be restricted.
- Examples: 'trollope'; 'millais';
'trollope millais'; 'trollope millais dalziel'; 'trollope millais
When searching iconography, prefer plurals
for nouns and present tense for verbs.
- Examples: 'children'; 'dogs'; 'playing';
'children dogs'; 'children dogs playing'.
When combining bibliographical and iconographical
terms, please follow the above rules to ensure integrity of results.
- Examples: 'trollope children'; 'trollope
children dogs playing'; 'trollope millais children'.
Note also, that some terms might be common
to both the bibliographical and iconographical fields, e.g. 'London':
searching this and similar terms might yield unexpected results. In this
case, use the Advanced Search option instead, and you can specify whether
you wish to query 'London' in titles, as place of publication, or its
representations within images.
You can search partial
terms (e.g. 'child' will yield 'children'), but note that partial terms
will yield less precise results (e.g. 'sing' rather than 'singing' will