September 26, 2011

Monthly Wire

New ‘advanced search’ feature

By Monthly Wire
‘Advanced search’ enables researchers to use filters for a more precise list of results.

Visitors to TheMonthly.com.au now have another way to explore our archives.

Our new ‘advanced search’ facility provides a powerful set of filters that students and researchers, in particular, will love using.

Start with a search term or keyword, such as your subject of interest or an individual’s name, and select ‘search’. On the right-hand side of the page, a variety of categories to sort and filter your search term under will appear, allowing you to find the best match.

For example, when searching “Australian Politics” you can now filter by:

  • content type (‘the Monthly’; ‘SlowTV’; ‘the Shortlist Daily’; ‘blog’)
  • author (‘Helen Garner’; ‘Don Watson’)
  • category (‘economics’; ‘environment’; ‘politics’)
  • issue (‘October 2010’)
  • Monthly section (‘The Nation Reviewed’; ‘Arts & Letters’)
  • SlowTV speakers and series.

 If you are stuck for ideas, go to the footer of our website and click on one of the topics to get started.

 With many enquiring minds in our audience, we hope this feature helps make our extensive online database of essays and videos more accessible.

 Try out the advanced search now!

The regular search box is still powered by Google, while the new advanced search can be accessed from the link above the regular search box.

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