So you’ve read entries, and you’ve followed some links between entities. What else does the Dictionary have to offer?
How about images?
Images are connected into entries where they illustrate the stories our authors tell about Sydney’s history. In situ, they appear to the left of the text at thumbnail size, and larger when you roll over them.
Rolling over an image means you can see the caption we’ve written, specifically for this placement in this article. The picture might be used again somewhere else for a different purpose.
This view shows you everything we have about this image, including where it is, along with any reference numbers.
Some institutions, such as the State Library, have amazing riches in their image collections, which they’ve been generous enough to share with the Dictionary. And our research into Sydney’s people has fed back into their catalogues too, as we are happy to help if we find information that we can add to their dating or provenance.
It’s also possible to browse the Dictionary’s multimedia, using the browse Multimedia link on the front page. This brings up a list of all the 2,400 images and multimedia in the Dictionary.
Use Ctrl-F to search for particular words in titles. (Actually, Ctrl-F, which brings up a Find window to search for words anywhere on the current page, is just about the most useful shortcut for internet searching that there is. On any page.)
The list of images and multimedia gets longer with every rebuild, and we are currently working on a subject index to it, so stay posted!
Other posts in this series:
Finding your way through the Dictionary part 4 — Contributors
Finding your way through the Dictionary part 5 — Demographics
Finding your way through the Dictionary part 8 — Bonus extras