How to Search The Tubac Historical Society’s Online Collection

The Keyword Search button allows you to perform a general search across multiple fields for any catalog records online. Keyword searches use OR as the default connector between words (e.g. a search for Stone House will return records associated with Stone OR House). If you want to find records where both keywords are found, type in AND between the two words. To search for a specific phrase, be sure to put the phrase within quotes (e.g. “They Lived in Tubac”). You can also use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard (e.g. a search for histor* would come up with records containing historyhistorieshistorical, etc.). Searches are not case sensitive.

The Search by Term button allows you to browse through an alphabetically organized list of the People, Creators (Artists/Photographers/Creators/Authors), Search Terms, and Subjects of the records that have been shared online. It is especially helpful if you are unsure how a certain term may be listed in the database.

The Advanced Search button can help you be more specific with your search. You can search for a word or phrase within a particular search category or use multiple categories to further narrow down your search results. For example, searching White in the People field will bring up any records associated with a member of the White family, without having to sift through black & white photographs. You can also search People and Creator records through Advanced Search. Phrase searching with quotes and use of wildcards (*) are available in Advanced Search.

Catalog Searches (Archives / Photos / Libraries / Objects)

The catalog buttons can also help narrow down your search, by only searching with a selected catalog. If you only want to search for Photos, click the Photos button and type in your keyword(s) or phrase. You can also browse records within that catalog without performing a search. Phrase searching, wildcards (*) as well as AND/OR statements are available when performing catalog searches.

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