10 tips to find what you are looking for
- Search by using words from the English dictionary. As some sources are French, you can also use French keywords in some cases.
- You can search by category; just type one of the following abbreviations in the Search field:
- If you aren't sure of the spelling:
- Use an underscore to replace the character you are not sure of. For example, le_insky (v or w?).
- Use % to replace the part of the word you are not sure of. For example, the query expression "Verhof%" finds all terms beginning with 'Verhof'.
- You can type composed names, e.g. Armand De Decker, European Commission
- If you type more than one keyword, the result will only display photos containing the exact query. E.g. if you type "Prince Charles", the result will only display pictures containing the exact term "Prince Charles".
- If possible, try to specify the period or time. By searching on "whenever", it can take more time.
- Lower case or capital letters do not influence the search engine e.g. Mathilde = mathilde.
- If you are not sure of the credit or source: choose 'Search in all available sources'.
- To print: click the right button of your mouse.
- To order: add "to basket" and go to 'My basket' via the top menu.
How to refine your search:
(The following tips apply for the homepage, the simple and advanced search, not for coverage and gallery search)
- AND: When looking for a picture containing more than one keyword regardless of the order of the terms used, separate those keywords with 'AND'.
E.g. if you type 'Charles AND Prince', the system will return any pictures containing those keywords: Prince Charles, Charles prince of Wales, etc.
- NOT: If you want to make a search but want to exclude a possible result, use 'NOT' between the keywords.
E.g. If you're looking for someone called 'Charles' but don't want the results to contain pictures about 'Prince Charles': type 'Charles NOT Prince'
- OR: If you hesitate between 2 keywords, you can separate both terms with 'OR'.
E.g. Prince OR Charles