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Use the search bar on the left to search the current content of Bronx History Online. By default, the search bar searches for each word of an inquiry separately. For example, a search for Hunts Point Palace will simultaneously return results for Hunts, results for Point, and results for Palace—which typically is not very useful.

To attain more precise results, click the ... to the right of the search bar. Then specify Boolean as the query type. To conduct the same search as above this way, you would search for "Hunts Point Palace" (in quotation marks), which will only return results that contain the exact phrase Hunts Point Palace.

The default search searches all record types. Item records contain a digital item along with associated metadata (subjects, creator, date created, etc.). Collection records include the larger collections of associated digital items (e.g., the David M. Carp papers). Simple Page searches all of the other pages included on this site, including finding aids for archival collections (the majority of which do not yet have digital content represented on this site).

Please contact the research librarian at librarian@bronxhistoricalsociety.org with any questions you may have. We would be happy to assist you in your search.