The Basic Search enables you to search the entire database for the presence of any word or words within the full text of works (Full Text); within a range of key fields (Keyword); within the text of the author field (Author); within the text of the title field (Title) The default search is Full Text. Search terms/phrases entered cannot exceed one hundred characters and twelve words. Some archives will have additional categories and options depending on the nature of the documents that were scanned.
Within Basic Search, you may limit your search to works published in a particular year or range of years, and include works with no known publication year. The default setting excludes works with no known publication year.