Topic: Finding Things

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A look at the different ways of finding things in Kete.


Browse either the entire Site or a particular basket.

By clicking on the browse button from the menu in the top left hand corner of the screen, you can see the entire contents of the database, with the results for each content type displaying on a separate tabs.

Keyword Searching

Kete is searched by typing a few words in the Search box.

To search the whole database use the Search box at the top right of the screen.

Boolean search: Kete will accept simple boolean operators. Use and and or and not to join search terms together.

  • george and street will find records with both words
  • george or street will find records with either or both of these words
  • george not street will find records containing only the word george

Phrase search: Search on a phrase by placing it between quote marks, for example :  \"arthurs pass\"  This will find records that have the phrase (i.e. the words appear together).

Fuzzy search: Kete uses fuzzy searching. This means that if you misspell a word it will try and find something close. For instance a search on 'polo' will also bring up results for 'pole' because we only had 1 result for 'polo' and you may have meant 'pole'.

View Search Results

Search results are sorted into tabs by content types.

  • images or photographs
  • audio clips
  • video clips
  • weblinks or urls
  • documents
  • discussion comments

To view the results, click on the tab of the item type you want to look at. The number on the tab shows how many records there are of each type.

Each item type will display a list of results which matched your search terms.

You can vary how many records display per page by clicking on 5, 10, 20 or 50 records per page, from the menu at the bottom right of the screen.

The lists are sorted with the newest or edited ones displaying first.

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