Q. How do I search the Revs Digital Library?
There are several ways to search the Revs Digital Library.
- From the Homepage: On the homepage, there are several guided entry points to the Revs Digital Library. You can find various types of racing by selecting the thumbnail that details it, such as “Endurance,” or “Grand Prix.” You can also search the four main collections: the Moving Image Collection, Poster and Art Collection, Text Collection, and the Photograph Collection (which contains all of the individual photograph collections).
- Keyword Search Box: Globally available on the Revs Digital Library is a large free-text, keyword search box. You can type in any of your keywords, such as “Porsche,” “12 Hours of Sebring,” “Circuit de Monaco,” etc., and relevant search results will return. Once the results page is loaded, you can use the facets on the left-hand side to narrow your results by “Event,” “Venue,” “Marque,” and “Model,” among others.
- Facets: Once you have selected a collection, you can use the facets to narrow on the search terms you are interested in. If you are looking for images of a Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe from the 1965 12 Hours of Sebring, you can use the “Event” facet to select “12 Hours of Sebring” and the “Marque” and “Model” facets to select “Shelby Daytona Coupe.”
- Advanced Search: Advanced Search allows you to search for a specific word, term, or string, in one or more specific field(s), such as “Marque,” “Model,” “People,” “Model Year,” etc.
- Controlled vocabulary: Once you have selected an individual image and are looking at the metadata, you can see that various terms have red text. These terms are part of our controlled vocabularies and are hyperlinked. If clicked, they will lead you to other images that are described with those terms in the metadata.
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