If the Results tab lists one or more records*, and you click one of those records, then that record will be displayed comprehensively on the Details tab.

* Each object description in a database is saved in a so-called record. So, a record contains data that belongs together because it describes a single museum object or occasionally a group of objects or specimens catalogued together.

The contents of the detail view varies depending on which UCL Culture Museum or Collection the record belongs to, for example a record from the Grant Museum of Zoology will include taxonomy and common name whereas records from the Petrie Museum of Egyptian and Sudanese Archaeology will contain period and materials information.

Browsing through the records

In detailed display you will only see one record at a time. You can browse to the detailed display of other records from the search result by clicking the two inner arrows at the top of the record; with the outer arrows you’ll browse to the first or last record in the result.

Selecting records

In every record there is an Add to Selection option. Click it to mark the record, and it will be included in your personal selection. You can use this selection later on (via the Selection tab) to print out, or to download and send via e-mail.

Click Select all button in the column to the left to select all records at once

You deselect a record by clicking a marked checkbox again.

Click the Clear selection button in the column to the left, to deselect all marked records.

Click the Invert selection button to select all non-marked records, and to deselect all marked records at the same time.

Printing, downloading or e-mailing the currently displayed record

The currently displayed record can be printed or downloaded as an HTML page: click on either the printer icon or the download icon in the Actions section on the left.

When you click Download the .html file is saved in your default \Downloads folder. From Windows Explorer you can open this file in a program of your choice: right-click the file and select Open with in the pop-up menu to pick the desired software. If you open the file in a browser or in Microsoft Word, it will be displayed much like the web page was presented originally, although in Word you may have to do some editing before it's ready for printing, while if you open the file in a simple text editor you will be presented with the HTML code itself.