How to Use this Site
Items on this site are divided into collections based on their domain functions. You will find personal accounts and memories of Boston Chapel in the Personal Accounts collection, historical and less personal accounts of Boston Chapel's history in the Historical Accounts collection, photographs in the Photographs collection, and ephemera like news clippings and bulletins in the Ephemera collection.
You can browse items within a specific collection by clicking "View the items in [name of collection]", or in the entire site by selecting "Browse Items" from the top row of buttons. Clicking on an item's title will take you to a detailed record of the item. From there you can page to next and previous items by using the links at the bottom of the page.
Advanced Search (link underneath the search bar in the upper right-hand corner) searches only individual items. Once on the Advanced Search page, you are able to perform a general key-word search, or specify what fields the search should look in, using "Narrow by Specific Fields." Select your desired field in drop-down menu one, and your operator from drop-down menu two, and enter your search term into the text box next to the menus. You can add another search string by clicking "Add a Field" and following the same procedure.You can also search for a specific unique identifier (see more below), search within a specific collection, search by a specific item type, or by tags.
Citing an Item
Citations for individual items are provided on the item records.
Searching for a Specific Item
Each item in the collection has a unique identifier, listed in the "identifier" field. You can search for that specific item based on its identifier. Please note that due to the identifier system used for this collection, the "Search by a range of ID#s" option in Advanced Search does not work. Instead you can search by specific identifier by using the "Narrow by Specific Fields" option.
- Select "identifier" from the first drop-down menu
- Select "is exactly" from the second drop-down menu
- Enter desired unique identifier in text box next to menus