Digital Library lets you access more than 15,000 holdings, such as
maps, images, and datasets, that are available online for public download
over the Internet. The items currently cataloged in ADL are a portion
of the holdings of UCSB's Map and Imagery Laboratory.
The Map Browser provides a world map that you can use to focus a search
on a particular location. The visible portion of the map is the search area.
You can set the search area by panning and zooming the Map Browser or by typing
in the latitude and longitude coordinates directly into the Geographic
Region portion of the Catalog Search window.
The Catalog Search window lets you select a collection, geographic region
by coordinates, time period, object type, object format, keywords, originator,
ranking method, and search result size before you submit a query. If you
do not select from the pulldown menus, the choice that appears in each
box will be selected.
IMPORTANT: You must change at least one of
the search fields, such as Geographic Region or Time Period, before submitting
- Select the Collection you wish to search.
Choose a collection from those available. For
a description of the collections, click here.
- Select the Geographic Location.
You set the Geographic Location of the search
either by using the Map Browser or by typing in the latitude and longitude
coordinates directly into the Geographic Region
portion of the Catalog Search window.
- Select the Time Period.
- Select the Object Type.
For more information on Object types, see the
Object Type Thesaurus.
- Select the Object Format.
For the ADL Catalog, the Object Format categories
are based on MIME types with additional terms for offline holdings.
- Select Keywords to Search.
Words entered in this text box are matched against
selected text in the metadata for the collection.
- Select an Originator.
The Originator is the publisher of library object.
- Select Ranking Method, which sorts by date.
- Specify Maximum results and Results Per Page.
- Click the Start search button to begin the search.