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AEON currently provides two search strategies to help you identify the records you require for your research – Simple Search and Advanced Search.

Simple Search Tips

A Simple Search query searches the titles and descriptions of all entities across AEON, based on a word or phrase. To use this option you will need to consider keywords or phrases that may be contained in the titles or descriptions of any of the entities within AEON.

Record items don’t have descriptive fields but they do have titles. It is therefore possible to identify a specific file, for example, but typing in keywords contain in the file title.

To use Simple Search, type your selected word or phrase in the search box and select an option from the “Using” box immediately below. Then click on the “Search” button.

Clicking on a “detail” link in the Search Results page will take you to more detailed information about the entity you have selected.

The Simple Search option is most effective when your enquiry is specific. If you attempt too general a search, AEON may return an unmanageably large number of hits for you to sift through.

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Advanced Search Tips

Advanced Search enables you to use a combination of criteria for more sophisticated queries across a selected entity. The Advanced Search start page provides the range of entities it is possible to search on. For each entity, it is possible to search on a wide scale by entering information in just one of the boxes, or to refine a search by entering information in further boxes.

Clicking on a “detail” link in the Search Results page will take you to more detailed information about the entity you have selected.

The Advanced Search option can be used as a powerful research tool. It is best used when you wish to browse for information through the agency/ record series/record item hierarchy.

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