You will find that the search engine built into the Media Library is very much
like any one you have used before.
To search for imagery found within the Media Library, simply type one or more
keywords into the field labeled “ENTER KEYWORD.” For example, “humpback whale”.
If you want to refine your search for ‘humpback whale’, consider selecting one
of the Categories, Subcategories, or Sanctuaries from the drop down menus found
at the bottom of the Quick Search box.
For instance, if you entered ‘Humpback whale’ into the Keyword search field but
only wanted to see the images of humpback whales from the Channel Islands
National Marine Sanctuary, you would select ‘Channel Islands’ from the drop
down menu labeled Sanctuaries at the bottom of the Quick Search window.
Selecting a Category, Subcategory, or Sanctuary will limit your search to
Digital Assets that are part of the Category, Subcategory, or Sanctuary
Also, if you are only looking for images for a specific kind of ‘end use’, you
will want to check the boxes provided for this criteria. For example, if you
were looking for images of ‘humpback whales’ that could be used in a print
application (like a brochure or maybe a newsletter), you would select the box
next to ‘Images for Print.” The same is true if you were only looking for
images that were optimized for use on the Internet (“Images for Web”). And
then, if you wanted to see all the video clips in the Media Library for your
search subject, then you would want the “Video” box selected too. All tabs are
selected as the default.
If your search does not bring back any results, try opening up the search
criteria to using less or different keywords. For example, if you search for
the Keyword "Gull" in the "Channel Islands" Sanctuary and there are no results,
try searching for the Keyword "Gull" in all Sanctuaries.
Please note that the Media Library has been constructed to be compliant with
all modern browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Mozilla, Safari, and
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