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Refined Searching by Data Fields in Luna Insight

Use this method when you know specific details about the image you’re looking for. It’s especially useful for searching object types or styles and periods. Search by data fields to view all images of houses, for example, but not paintings that depict houses; to view all African or East Asian art, not limited to specific cultures; or to view all art from the Edo or Archaic periods, without Late, Middle or Early subdivisions.

To Search by Data Fields:
After you have opened Luna Insight, select search in the menu on the far left. Then, click by data fields. Next, choose the field (such as Object Type, Style Period, Subject Heading, Agent (Artist), etc.) that you want to search.

image015.pngAfter you select a field, the relation menu pops up. This is where you choose how to search. Selecting equals will produce a list of terms to choose from. Contains is a keyword search limited to the field of your choosing.

Next, the value box becomes visible. Type in a search term and click search.

Alternately, you can add additional search terms before clicking search. Click and or or beneath the value box. You will return to the Search by Data Fields field menu. Repeat the steps above to further refine your search.

Examples:

  1. To view all images of houses, but not art work that depicts houses, select ObjectTypes in the field menu. Select contains. Type House in the value box. Click search.
  2. To view all East Asian art, select StylePeriod in the field menu. Select contains. Type East Asian in the value box. Click search.
  3. To view all art from the Archaic period, select StylePeriod in the field menu. Select contains from the relation menu. Type Archaic in the value box. Click search.

Contact the VRC to learn more about how to find exactly what you’re looking for.

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