Welcome to the
help page for the UEP web site.|
You have come
to the right place to find out how to use this web site, so follow the instructions
below to get the best out of using the site.
To find your way
around the site, there are two different navigators which are described below.
This is the main
navigator and is shown above. It can be used at any time to
- Go to the home
- Go to the links
- Go to this
- Go to the search
- Go to the feedback
At the side of
the screen there is another navigator which can be used at any time to go
up a level (or two) in the hierarchy of the web site.
level of the hierarchy is shown at the top of the navigator with a down
arrow . This indicates
that this level has been opened up, and there are further levels open.
So in the example to the left hand side of this text, you can see that
Home ' page has been opened up, and also the ' Search Index Page ' has
been opened up. The current levels in the hierarchy that are available
are indicated by a .
Looking at the example shown to the left hand side of this text, you will
see that the '
Monument Search ', ' Evidence Search ', ' Media Search ', ' Map Search ', and the Freetext Search are open.
of navigation is really flexible, because at any point in the hierarchy
it is possible to step up a level (or two!) and/or go back to the home
page just by clicking on the relevant link.
There is also
another quite useful facility which is handy if you already know the '
SMR Number '
for the monument that you are interested in.
By using the ' SMR No.Search ' box shown below which can be found in the top
right hand corner of the web site you can go straight to the
monument that you are looking to find.
Now that we have
covered the basics of navigation, we will cover each of the main pages of the
The home page
is an introduction to the Unlocking Essex's Past web site. It contains details of the most interesting information that
can be found on the site, and
each time you visit the site you should see a new featured monument. This will give you some brief
information on the monument,
inviting you to click to discover more information.You will also find the latest news about the web site.
The most powerful feature of
the web site is the search tools that are available. By clicking on
the search button in the top navigator
you will be given 5 different search tools to use .
- Monument Search
The monument search is very powerful, it gives you a whole host of options for searching for
details of monuments that you may be interested
in. You can search for monuments based on their name, type of monument, period,
the site status.
- Evidence Search
If you are looking
for a particular type of evidence or type of find,
then you will want to use the Evidence Search.You can either enter a type of evidence that you are interested in, or browse
the types that are available
from the list that we have available.You can also choose the area which you are interested in.
- Media Search
A whole range of exciting media has been sourced relating to monuments in the seax database . By
using the Media Search you can discover virtual models, digital video, and
photos of some of the better known Essex monuments.
Using this search, you can type in an Easting and Northing for a particular area, and
the search will reveal if there are any monuments in the area.
if you really cant find what you are looking for using one of the searches described above,
then you could always try the Freetext Search. With this search
all you have to do is enter a word or
words relating to the monument that you are trying to find, and the site will go and
try to best match up the
words that you have entered.
if you perform a search, and
there are some matches, then you will be presented with a summary of each matching item. If you click on
an individual entry then you will see full details for
the monument that you have found.
The media search results are special. When the results are displayed for
this search, thumbnail images of each of the available media items are displayed with a summary of each of the monuments. By clicking on
any of the media items you will be able to view the full details for
If you are still not sure what the Unlocking Essex Web site
is all about ? Why not email us with your question, or you could always call us on 01245 492211.