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Navigating RIT Digital Collections

How to search, browse, and use the features of RIT Digital Collections

Exploring the Collections

Browse All 

From the home page, you can browse all items across all collections within RIT Digital Collections. 

From a specific collection, you can browse all the items just within that collection. 

Screen shot of browse page of RIT Digital Collections, the explore menu is selected and arrow highlight Browse All and Browse Categories

Browse Categories

Categories in RIT Digital Collections are grouped into "What" "Where" "Who" and "When" categories. 

These categories contain multiple descriptive fields.


  • Broad Type
  • Specific Type
  • Physical Format
  • Subject


  • Place
  • RIT Spaces and Places


  • Creator
  • Contributor
  • Publisher


  • Date of Original
Browse Alphanumerically

Choosing a letter or number will list all searchable fields that begin with that letter or number.

Screenshot of browse categories screen - descriptive fields for each category are listed and Browse Alphabetically is highlighted


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