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To see details on using these different ways to search REM please view the information below.
Browse by Subject
To browse the contents of the encyclopedia by theme, choose one of the subjects under Browse on the navigation bar. Choose a category from among Subjects, Movements, or Places, to see the subjects in each category, e.g. Literature, Bauhaus, Modernism in Asia. Then click on one of the subject headings on the left to see a list of articles corresponding to that theme or region.
The first article(s) in any list will be the Overview for that subject.
The Browse by Topics, Periods, Regions and Religions lists are intended as a means of leafing through the many different areas of modernism with REM. The emphasis of the organization of articles has been upon inclusivity, with the aim of offering the greatest number of potential access routes to the material.
The Advanced search page can be accessed by clicking the Advanced Search link at the top of the page.
To perform an Advanced search, enter your term in the search box and select one of the options from the drop-down menu to limit your search to instances within:
· - Anywhere
· - Full text
· - Contributor
· - Title
To add or exclude further search terms, click 'Add row' and select an operator from the drop-down menu: And; Or; Not.
Searches may also be limited by instances within one or more topics by clicking the check box(es) next to each topic description.
The Search box is available at the top of every page of the site and often provides the quickest way to access specific information. Type keywords or names into the box, then click on the magnifying glass icon or press ENTER.
Stemming: by default, if you search for dance this will also find hits for grammatically related words such as dancing. Exact matches in the title of an article will appear higher up in the search results than stemmed matches.
Truncation: use an apostrophe for truncation searching to find words starting with the same string of letters, e.g. mod' will find hits for modernism, modern, or modernist.
Exact phrase search: use quotation marks to find exact matches for a phrase such as "Mrs Dalloway"
Simple boolean searches can be entered directly into the quick search box at the top of every page. For more complex searches involving multiple operators (AND / OR / NOT) please use the Advanced Search.
AND (Boolean operator): searching for Woolf AND Joyce will find articles that include both search terms. NB searching for Woolf Joyce will have the same effect
NOT (Boolean operator): search for Woolf NOT Joyce to find articles which mention Woolf but do not mention Wilde
OR (Boolean operator): search for Woolf OR Joyce to find articles which mention either Woolf or Joyce (or both)
The Search Results page indicates the total number of results found and the number of matches e.g. a keyword search for 'Cubism' returns the following information in the search results page: 1-25 of 124. This means each page lists 25 results.
The Search Results page lists them in descending order of correspondence to the search term.
If the result you require is not found, specify narrower search criteria in the search box or refine your search as described below.
As an expanding resource, it is possible we have not yet published an article on your search term – if this is the case, please let us know and we can look to add it in the future.
The inclusion or exclusion of special characters may affect your results so be aware of this when searching.
Clicking on a result links to the relevant article page.
Filter Your Search
It is possible to filter search results by selecting the options on the left-hand side of the page. Search results may be filtered by Subjects, Places, Movements, or Article Type, as well as A-Z. By clicking on one of these you will be returned a list of the articles which contain your search term within that criterion.
For example, to refine your search for 'Dadaism' click on Subjects to display the list of subjects within which the term occurs. Selecting Visual Arts will return a list of articles which contain the term 'Dadaism and are relevant to that subject area. Filters may be used in combination, for example by then selecting Article Type > Overview.
There are two types of article: overview and article. Overviews offer broad introductions to key movements, subjects, and places. Articles provide detailed coverage of a range of topics from notable figures and modernist movements to cultural ideas and events.
All overviews and articles begin with an abstract, which provides a concise and accessible overview of the topic or subject. This can be referred to on its own if the reader does not require the depth and the detail of the main part of the article.
For a list of related REM articles, see Related Items in the navigation bar on the bottom. Click the article title to read the full text.
For ease of access and reference, users with personal accounts have the option to save Articles and Overviews to their profile in the Saved Items section. Content can be saved from either the search results or main article page by clicking the white star next to the article title. A blue star indicates that article has been added to ‘Saved Items.’
To create a personal account, select ‘Sign Up’ from the personal account drop-down menu. Once logged in, a user can save and access saved articles as well as update their account information. Saved articles will appear under ‘Saved Items,’ accessible through the user account menu at the top of the page.
Linking to REM
The share tools on the website enable users to share articles and shortlists by email or social media. These links will take the recipient to the page visited, non-subscribers will see the free content. The functionality enables instructors to share articles with their students in the form of reading shortlists.
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