Search the Banks papers
Banks search guide
The following instructions will help you search for content and documents with the Papers of Sir Joseph Banks website.
The default search is a basic keyword search. Each individual word is searched for anywhere in a web page or document. Searches are not case-sensitive. Results are ordered by the prevalance of the search term.
A list of See References is available to assist you in finding changes in terminology.
To perform a phrase search (words appearing in a particular order) use " " quotation marks around the phrase.
To find multiple word stems such as plurals, you can use an * asterisk as a wildcard. It will not work at the start of a word. You can also use the wildcard to truncate terms.
You can also use the basic boolean operators and or not. These operators can be used with ( ) brackets to create sets within a search.
|Flinders maps||keyword||all pages containing the words Flinders and maps|
|"criminal court"||phrase||all pages containing the exact phrase|
|"10 July 1771"||phrase||all pages containing the exact date 10 July 1771|
|"July 1771"||phrase||all pages containing the exact date July 1771|
|map*||wildcard (stem)||all pages with words that start accordingly, for example
map, maps, mapping, maple
|col*r||wildcard (truncate)||all pages with words that start and end accordingly, for example
colour, color, collector
|"Aust* Aborigin*"||phrase and wildcard (stem)||all pages with phrases that start and end accordingly, for example
Australian Aborigine, Australian Aborigines, Australian Aboriginal
|charts and journals||Boolean and||all pages that include both words|
|charts or journals||Boolean or||all pages that include either word|
|charts not journals||Boolean not||all pages that include report but not journals|
|charts and (journals or diaries)||Boolean and, or||all pages with charts and either diaries or journals|
|(journals or diaries) not chart*||Boolean or, not and wildcard (stem)||all pages with either journals or diaries but not charts|