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Image Bank Search Tips

The Image Bank search selects images that matches the search term in the following data fields: title, image reference (CD number and image number), date, photographer, location and description.

The search term, when entered, selects all images that matches data in the image records. The searches are done as a single term using one or two (or more) adjacent words. Upper case characters are treated as lower case characters and accented characters are stripped of the accent. The following are examples:

Chelsea - selects all image records that contain the word Chelsea in any of the data fields.
Gatineau river - selects all image records that contain the words Gatineau river (two words must be together).

Partial word are also used to select images. If using multiple words, only the last word can be a partial word.

boat - selects all image records that contain the word boat (including boats and sailboat).
river road - selects all image records that contain the word river road.
river r - selects all image records that contain the words river r (including river road and river rapids).

Misspellings should be taken into account when doing a search. An example is La Péche, laPeche and la Péche. Using the search term of peche will select all images containing peche.