The fastest way to narrow results is to click the box in front of the desired attribute(s) from the list on the left of the Manuscript Search page.
The Manuscript Search screen has a box at the top with text that says, “Search by keyword or verse….” Click inside that box, and the text will be removed, awaiting your search query. This searches a manuscript’s name or number, shelf number, description, or contents.
An image not loading in the viewer could be the result of any number of factors. CSNTM always tries to utilize the highest quality images, even of microfilm. This results in large file sizes. Such sizes often take a while to load but result in high quality images for research. If your image is not loading, first try refreshing the web page. This should resolve most issues. If there is still an issue, please contact CSNTM.
The image that is currently displayed will have a blue box surrounding its thumbnail image, directly above the viewer.
(1) with the pointer inside the viewer, scroll up or down on the mouse or trackpad
(2) click the + or – in the upper left corner of the viewer
(3) double click in the viewer
click the home icon in the upper left corner of the viewer
(1) click and drag the image with the mouse or trackpad
(2) click and drag the red box in the orientation thumbnail in the bottom right of the viewer
(3) use the arrow keys on the keyboard
click the ‘toggle full screen’ icon in the upper left corner of the viewer
Updating the metadata for the images is a work in progress. Manuscript images that have been tagged with versification will return results for every verse entered. Additional versification results will be available as further tags are added.
The search results are improved by recording metadata for images. A website user can help to improve the database by suggesting tags to be associated with images. To make a suggestion, click on the blue button at the bottom of the manuscript page that reads, “Suggest an edit to this image’s tags.” A new window will open where suggested edits can be recorded and submitted to CSNTM. Upon review and approval, the image’s tag will be updated.
“Description of Manuscript” or “Informational Document” refers to a document created by CSNTM which is used in manuscript digitization. It is an ‘autopsy’ of sorts, detailing vital information about a manuscript. For manuscripts digitized by CSNTM, this document may be accessed from individual manuscript pages. Click the link (blue font) that says, “Description of Manuscript” or “Informational Document.” A new window will open where the document will be displayed or downloaded in PDF format. A PDF reader is required.
Such functionality is not currently available.
“GA” refers to the standard New Testament manuscript numbering system—Gregory-Aland—which was started and continued by Caspar René Gregory and Kurt Aland.