Ethnography Search Help
Queries of the SBCM databases operate by searching
collection records for any string of characters entered in the
Search Terms box. Search terms are not case sensitive.
Search Term entered. Example: Entering the term
will return all records that contain the term, basket, in any of the
Use Search Terms in the Singular form, not plural.
Partial Terms may be entered in the Search Term box.
Example: entering the term
will return records of
objects and records of objects made of
Multiple Terms may be entered in the Search Term box, separated
by a space. Example: entering
will retrieve records containing sewing
kit made of
winnowing tray made of
(This is an "AND" search).
To Narrow the Search, view the results of the first search.
Then enter more exact terms in the Search Term box.
To Sort the retrieved data, single-click on a column heading.
To reverse the sort, click again on the column heading.
SEARCHABLE ETHNOGRAPHY DATABASE FIELDS INCLUDE:
Object No. = The museum catalog number for the specific item.
Refer to this number if you request further information from the
Synopsis = A description of the object, including Object
Name, Cultural Group, Culture Area, and Material. Not all objects
have Cultural Group or Culture Area data.
Dimensions = Size of object. Not all objects have been
Image = Thumbnail image of object. Not all objects have been
photographed. For a higher resolution image, please contact the curator.
The online database only represents a portion of the collections.
More data will be made available through frequent updates of this
database. The intent of the online catalog at this point in time is
simply to demonstrate the breadth of the collections. Researchers
should direct queries concerning collections to the curatorial staff
for more complete information. Also note that electronic collections
data are only proxies for actual objects. Although the database is
regularly checked for quality its accuracy is not guaranteed. If you
notice an error or omission, or for further information, please
contact the curator,