Due to the wide variety of these documents, researchers are cautioned that searching by sighting date or location will render partial results-and only if this information appears on the original document itself. Researchers are encouraged to use a variety of search strategies in order to achieve more comprehensive search results.
Most of the files listed in this database were originally created in English. When searching by keyword in the "Document Title" or "Location" fields, users are encouraged to use English terms to maximize results.
The search screen contains the following search fields:
For example, if you key in "astrophysics," you will get search results for all records held by the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (National Research Council).
For example, if you are looking for records about a sighting on January 1, 1969, you may search using partial data: e.g. "January 1969" or "1969". (Note that many records in this database do not refer to specific sightings or events; consequently, there will be no sighting date associated with these records.)
For example, if you are looking for documents created on January 2, 1947, key in "01/02/1947". If you are looking for documents dating from 1968, you need only key in "1968" to obtain a results list for all records dating from that year. In general, however, this field is best used if you have a precise date to search on.
For example, enter "Kingston" into the Location field; this will show results for Kingston, Nova Scotia, and Kingston, Ontario.
For example, if you are looking for documents referring to an event in Prince Rupert, B.C. in 1968, you may wish to key in "1968" in the Document Date field, "Rupert" in the Location field and select British Columbia from the Province/Territory field.