Orlando: Women's Writing
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How Orlando Works

Features

Screen elements and miscellaneous information

General screen layout

Orlando tries to maintain a consistent general screen layout.
At the top of every screen is a horizontal panel, which contains the Cambridge Online logo, the oak tree icon, an Orlando header, the crumb trail (when active), and a Help button. (Note: there is no Help button in the horizontal panel on Help screens.)
The left hand portion of search screens contains a vertical navigation panel which provides access to the various entry points. The right hand portion of search screens contains a vertical Search Options panel which provides access to relevant means of narrowing your search. The centre portion of search screens contains the main search.
The top portion of results screens contains the horizontal panel. The remainder of the screen is devoted to the search results themselves. This is designed to allow maximum results per screen and to improve readability.
The left hand portion of help screens consists of two tabs, Table of Contents and Alphabetical Index, which provide access to the help material. The right hand portion of the screen contains the help information relevant to the item selected on the left.

Cambridge Online logo

At the top of every screen, immediately to the left of the oak tree icon, is the Cambridge Online logo.Image of Cambridge Online logo
Clicking on this logo will take you to the Cambridge Online homepage.

Oak tree icon

At the top of every screen, immediately to the left of the Orlando header, is the oak tree icon. Image of Oak Tree icon
Clicking on this icon will take you back to the homepage. (Note: clicking on the oak tree icon in the Help system will take you back to the Help system homepage.) To find out more about the oak tree icon, see About the Oak Tree.

Orlando header

At the top of every screen, immediately to the right of the oak tree icon, is an Orlando header.
The header on search and results screens appears as follows:Image of header on search and results screens
The header on help screens appears as follows:Image of header on help screens

Help button

At the top right of every screen (except those within the help system) is the Help button. Image of Help button
When clicked on, this will open Help at the point specific to the screen you are currently viewing.

Crumb trail

When you are anywhere other than the homepage you will see a 'crumb trail' at the top of the screen, immediately under the Orlando header. Image of sample crumb trail
The 'crumb trail' is a navigation tool. It allows you to see where the screen you are currently on is in relation to the site's hierarchy and provides an easy means of moving back up the hierarchy. (Note: you can also use your web browser's Back and Forward buttons for navigation.)
Because the interlinking structure of Orlando means that the 'crumb trail' could go on forever, 'crumb trail's are truncated at Links screens. However, if you wish to return to a previous screen from a Links screen, just use your browser's Back button. Note too that the Help system has its own independent 'crumb trail'.

Search options

The right hand portion of search screens contains a vertical Search Options panel which provides access to relevant means of narrowing your search. For more detail see Search options.

Event type icons

Chronology search results are labelled with an icon to indicate the type to which they belong. The icons are:
  • British women writers:Image of British women writers event type icon
  • writing climate:Image of writing climate event type icon
  • social climate:Image of social climate event type icon
  • national and international:Image of national and international event type icon
Further explanation of these event types can be found under Search Options, Chronologies Entry Point.

Thumbnails

Each search screen in the Tag Search entry point includes diagrams of the relevant tag set(s). These are immediately visible as small thumbnail sketches. Image of sample thumbnail sketch
When clicked on, this will scroll down the screen to a larger version of the tag diagram.
Further information on these diagrams can be found in Tag Diagrams.

About the tags button

Each search screen in the Tag search entry point contains an About the Tags button. Image of About the Tags button
When clicked on, this will open Help at About the Tags, which explains every tag and attribute.

Cite/hide citation button

On the majority of results screens, at the top right of the active area, is a Cite/Hide Citation button. Image of Cite/Hide Citation button
When clicked on, this will refresh the results screen, displaying (or hiding) the correct form for citing your search.

Show markup button

On the majority of results pages, at the top right of the active area, is a Show Markup button. Image of Show Markup button
When clicked on, this will refresh the screen, displaying the underlying markup (prose text plus tags) of documents or search results.
To learn more about markup, see What is markup? and What is markup for? To learn about Orlando's specific tags and attributes see About the Tags.

Show/hide tag context button

On the majority of results pages, at the top right of the active area, is a Show/Hide Tag Context button. Image of Show/Hide Tag Context button
When clicked on, this will refresh the screen, displaying (or hiding) the immediate tagging context of the search results.

Bibliographic citations icon

Scattered throughout search results and documents you will see the Bibliographic Citations icon.Image of Bibliographic Citations icon
When clicked on, this will open a small pop-up window containing bibliographic information for the source(s) of the preceding quotation or piece of information.

Scholarly note icon

Scattered throughout search results and documents you will see the Scholarly Note icon. Image of Scholarly Note icon
When clicked on, this will open a small pop-up window containing a very brief discussion of tangential or debatable issues.

Tabbed screens

Our materials are presented as sets of tabbed screens that offer multiple views of search results. Tabs that appear with a blue background are 'active'; you can view relevant results by clicking on the tab. Tabs that appear with a grey background are 'inactive'; there are no relevant results. The tab you are currently viewing appears with a white background. More on tabbed screens.

Link button

Bibliography items (in list of Works Cited, on the Works By tab, in bibliography search results) are followed by a Link button. Image of Link button
When clicked on, this provides a Hyperlinks screen for the item.

Profile button

Search results excerpted from life and writing documents are labelled with the name of the author, the birth - death dates, and a profile button. Image of profile button
When clicked on, this will open a small pop-up window containing a brief summary of the author's literary career.

Results headings

Search results screens begin with a results heading detailing the exact nature of the search.Image of results heading

Results indicators

Search results screens contain a results indicator.Image of Results Indicator
This lists the total number of search results and allows you to navigate through the results set, choosing to display any single page (twenty hits per page) of results or to display the entire results set at once.

Back to Top button

A Back to Top button appears on results screens as well as on many screens within the help documentation. Image of Back to Top button
When clicked on, this will return you to the top of the current page.

General tips

Searches are not case-sensitive; i.e. a search on "Smith" and a search on "smith" are seen as the same.
To search for an exact phrase enclose your search term in quotation marks (" ").
Pressing the "Enter" key is equivalent to clicking the "GO" button.
Even if you've reached the end of a crumb trail, for instance by moving from an author Entry to a Links screen, you can get back to where you came from by using the Back button on your web browser.