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Finding your way through the Dictionary, part 8

What could possibly be left to say about the navigation of the Dictionary of Sydney? There are a few things, which I'll wrap up into this final post in our series. Reading the Dictionary on the road Take the Dictionary with you Did…

Finding your way through the Dictionary, part 7

Click Subjects in the Browse panel In this day and age, when Search is all important and everyone consults Professor Google at the first opportunity, the great virtues and pleasures of a Subject index are a little eclipsed. Not if you are…

Finding your way through the Dictionary, part 6

There are more pathways into the Dictionary's content, although some of these are still under construction. Working on the footpath upgrade, Pitt Street, July 1999. Contributed by City of Sydney Archives (017625) Browse Roles is one of these byways, giving you a…

Finding your way through the Dictionary, part 5

┬áThe demographics edition. You knew we were going to get onto statistics eventually, didn't you? One of the ambitious things about the Dictionary is the way that it aims to become one of the sources about Sydney's history itself, not just…

Finding your way through the Dictionary, part 4

The people who have written the text, contributed the multimedia and supported the projects of the Dictionary are among our favourite people. You can find out more about them in the Contributors Browse, at the bottom of the right hand…

Finding your way through the Dictionary, part 3

Let's talk about maps. The Dictionary has many kinds. You will have noticed the maps that appear on entity pages that have geographic information. Here's an example. Darlinghurst entity page, DoSThe blue shape shows the boundaries of the suburb, and is overlaid on…

Finding your way through the Dictionary, part 2

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…

Finding your way through the Dictionary, part 1

This is the first in a series of posts designed to give our readers a bit of a guided tour around the Dictionary, and to help readers get more out of the site. There's a lot more in there than…