Perform a Keyword/Simple Search

Use the simple search field at the top of the Digital Library interface to search for a word or phrase occurring in asset metadata, annotations, or other file information. You also have the option to include document content in your search. Because the Solr platform runs separately from the Digital Library database, your search will be fast, robust, and have minimal impact on other Digital Library users.

You cannot use binary expressions such as AND, OR, and NOT. (For these complex searches, use the Advanced search instead.) If you search for a particular phrase or expression using double quotations (“ ”), the search results matching this exact expression will appear higher in the search rankings. You cannot save your search (use Advanced Search instead). To perform a Keyword Search follow these steps:

Step 1: Type in the keyword/s you want to search.  NOTE: When searching for specific ship assets you only need to use the ship’s first name or two letter code (for example: Oasis or OA, Quantum or QN, Ovation or OV, etc..).

Search Field

Use as many relevant search terms as you need, including synonyms. For example, to find images of flowriders onboard the Oasis, sailing in the Caribbean, you could use the following search terms to narrow down your search: OA flowrider, Oasis flowrider.

NOTE: Simple Search is restricted to a maximum length of 255 characters.

Step 2: Click the Include Document Content check box if you want the search to include the text content in documents (such as: PDFs or Adobe InDesign files). NOTE: The Include Document Content check box is recommended for when you are looking for unusual terms. It will not take any additional time or machine resources to include document content in your search; however, depending on the search terms you use  there may be a large number of search results to look through.


Step 3: Click Go or press the Enter key. 

Keyword/Simple Search

The Search Results are displayed in the Content Area. Any words containing the search term are highlighted in any of the views.


NOTES: A history of your search is saved in the Catalog sidebar under “Recent”.