Instructions

Advanced Search


Document Search - opening screenWhen you click the link "Advanced Search," you will be led to images and transcripts of important documents in the life of New Mexico, as well as related essays.

The search checks for the keywords you have entered, both in the titles of essays and images and in the text of essays. For example, if you enter the word "Taos," some of the entries that would appear include:

  • Kit Carson
  • Mabel Dodge Lujan
  • The Maxwell Land Grant
  • The Restoration of Blue Lake to Taos Pueblo
  • Taos Pueblo

These entries are listed in alphabetical order according to their title, and you can scroll through the list. The search function works best when you have something very specific in mind.

You can narrow your search by selecting a resource type from the pull-down menu: for example, if you are interested in searching only images on a specific topic. You can also view examples of keywords, which will help you define your search.

A list of related results with summaries and thumbnail images appears when you complete the search. Click a document title to see the full text and the image in larger format.

Advanced Search - resultsAfter you have completed your document search, you can close the window in two ways: Either click "close window," or click the X in the document window's upper right corner.