How is Exploring different from Searching?

Whereas Searching leads you to specific items, Exploring lets you browse all items in an area of the Portal to get a broad overview of the contents similar to browsing shelves in a library. You can explore by subject area, geographic location, date range, or item type. You can also explore items from a specific partner or items in a particular collection.

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Can I search within an Explore grouping?

Yes. Choose Explore and then select the subject area, geographic location, date range, item type, partner, or collection that interests you. When it opens, you will see a "search within" box above the list of items.

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Why do the date ranges in Explore by Dates overlap?

The date ranges highlight significant themes in Texas history as well as chronological periods. This allows you to target your exploration to the theme that is most interesting to you.

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