How to use the database
Using the database is simple
- First select which collection you want to search.
- You may search across all fields by typing a name, date, descriptive term, or place name into the first box.
- Then click Search to view the search results screen.
- For a more specific search you can click on one of the boxes labeled:
- 'What?' i.e. pot, brooch, axe, etc.
- 'Where?' the name of a civil parish, county or country
- 'Who?' a surname followed by a first name (i.e. Cunnington, William)
- 'When?' for Archaeology, select a period name (e.g. neolithic). For all other collections enter a year; indicate BC dates where necessary (e.g. 1250 BC).
- 'Accession number?' type in the accession number (all numbers have a DZSWS: prefix)
- Fill in the term required, then click Search to view the search results screen.
- On the search results screen, you can select an individual item by clicking on the Accession number link, or you can select several items by clicking the check box and pressing 'Display selected items'.
- You can fine tune your searches by clicking on 'Search within results' at any time. For example, if you entered 'axe' under 'What?' in your initial search then you can narrow down the results by selecting 'When?' and 'Where?' on a refined search.
- Images on a blue background are considered important examples from our collection.
The Wiltshire Heritage Museum Collections