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USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History Archive: VHA search tips

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Basic search VHA search tips

Full screen: Hit the F11 key.
Use filters to narrow your search.
On the left, you can filter for Gender, Language, Experience Group, and Project.
Use the "Search Results, Testimonies" numbers to fine tune your search.
A "Search Results" section is displayed on the left side of the screen under the filters. While you are searching, this section updates dynamically to inform you of the number of testimonies currently resulting from your search.
Use this information to guide your search decisions
  • Narrow your search if a large number of testimonies appear, or
  • Go back and broaden your search if too few testimonies have resulted from your query.
Use the printable biographical information.
In a results screen, mouse over the interviewee photo for printable biographical information before going on to the viewing screen.