Orlando: Women's Writing
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Index

How Orlando Works

Features

Search options

Limit by date

All searches can be performed on a specific range of dates, whether entered manually or selected as a historical period, the reign of a monarch, or the lifetime of a particular author.
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Time-spans take in all writers alive (or presumed to be alive) during this time.
Year-only dates are listed before January dates; month-only dates are listed before the first of the month. This means, e.g., that if you want year-only dates, you should not fill in the mm-dd values in the date range screen.

Scope

All searches (except Tag search: in bibliography) can be narrowed according to the type of material being searched. The Scope choices vary by entry point as follows:
People: search for entries
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narrow by type(s) of writer - British women writers, male writers, other women writers
People: search for names
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narrow according to where you want to search - in lives, writings, free-standing events, or bibliography
Chronologies
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narrow by event type (British women writers, writing climate, social climate, national or international)
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narrow by degree of selectivity (most comprehensive, fairly comprehensive, fairly selective, most selective)
Tag search: in lives, in writings
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narrow by type(s) of writer - British women writers, male writers, other women writers, or free-standing events
Tag search: by core tags, text only
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narrow according to where you want to search - in lives of British women writers, writings of British women writers, male writers, other women writers, free-standing events, or bibliography
Tag search: combined
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narrow by type(s) of writer - British women writers, male writers, other women writers

Results type

For most searches you can choose the format of your search results. The Results Type choices vary by entry point as follows:
People: search for entries by occupation, by genre, combined
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choose between results in the form of excerpts or lists of authors with entries
Chronologies
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choose between short form and long form results
Tag search: in lives, in writings, by core tags, text only, combined
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choose between short form and long form results

Results order

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A further option available on the Tag Search entry point (except for Tag Search: in bibliography) allows you to choose the ordering of your results - chronological or reverse chronological.