OOSI Search Page
Select a Type of Search
Hints on Searching OOSIYou can search the OOSI database in a wide variety of ways to find the pieces that interest you.
To see all of the OOSI inventory in alphabetical order by artist, click the Browse OOSI link. Your screen will show the first 10 sculptures in the OOSI database. Click the Next Page button near the bottom of the screen to see the next group of 10.
For each sculpture, you'll see the title, artist name, date, and location of the piece. In many cases, a thumbnail image of the piece appears as well. Click on the thumbnail image or on the title to get a larger image and more information about the work.
When you are done viewing the detail information about a particular piece, use your Web browser's BACK button to return to the sculpture list.
Click the Search OOSI link for additional searching options. You can browse the OOSI inventory in order by Artist, Date, Media, Subject or Location by clicking on the appropriate link. Each link presents you with additional options for narrowing your search.
If you make a mistake, or if you simply want to change your search, use your Web browser's BACK button to return to a previous screen. To start over from the beginning, click the "Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory" logo at the top of any page.
Our Advanced Query screen lets you narrow your OOSI search using any of 12 search criteria. To perform an advanced query, enter information in the fields that are of interest to you. (It is not necessary to fill in every field; a blank field means that any sculpture will match that criteria). Then click the button marked Search.
Some fields on the Advanced Query screen require that you type
information directly into the field. For others, you can pick a specific
response from a picklist (use your mouse to activate the picklist by
clicking the arrow to the right of the input box).
You can choose to display Advanced Query results in a single-line or multi-line listing. Choose the single-line listing to save time when you expect a large number of results. The multi-line listing shows more information about each result, but takes longer to display. (Regardless of which option you choose, you can still display all the information about each piece by clicking on the title).
Advanced Queries can sometimes take a few seconds to process, so please give our computer some time to return your results.
Printing OOSI Pages
Your browser has a built in "Print" function that can be used to make print your OOSI query results on your printer. The print option is often available on your browser's toolbar or on the "File" menu. If you are having trouble printing, check the "Page Setup" function on your "File" menu. In particular, if your are using Netscape, you may need to check the "Black Text" option.