Browse Help

These "Browse" pages let you dig deeper into our online filing system to get exactly the material you are after, be it a publication, report, file, graphic, or any combination of the above.

On each page, you'll be presented with dropdown menus which will help you narrow your choices. Click on the right hand side of a dropdown menu to see your full list of options.

Sometimes, making a choice from a menu will take you to a page with more menus: rest assured that these new menus represent a further refinement of choices for you - you are essentially "digging deeper" into our directory structure everytime you select a choice from a dropdown menu. If you make a mistake in selection, wait until the new page finishes loading, and then just hit your browser's "Back" button.

Eventually, you will get far enough into the directory that a menu choice will result in a list of downloadable files, or packages of files. At this point, you can download them or add them to your cart.

Quick Find Help

Quick Find allows you to quickly search for reports by searching through title, author, report number, description, or all of these. It will search based on an exact phrase, for example:

"Field report" will find Geologic Field Report but not Report Summary from the Field

Differences between Quick Find and Advanced Search.

Advanced Search Help

Advanced Search allows you to search for reports by selecting specific criteria: report number, author, report type and the date range in which it was published. Using a combination of these criteria, you can narrow your search quite effectively when you find that the result set returned by Quick Find is too large.

Differences between Quick Find and Advanced Search.

Quick Find vs. Advanced Search

Quick Find will automatically use wildcards with the "value" entered, which is actually treated as "%value%". Advanced Search will only use wildcards that are supplied in the input. So "value" will be treated as "value" and "value%" will be treated as "value%".

Quick Find alters "%value" to be "%%value%", which is equivalent to "%value%", which is to say that entering "%value" and "value" should return the same results in a Quick Find search. Advanced Search does not alter the input, so it will search on "%value".

A typical Quick Find search is performed using 'All' and is thus done across: Title, Report Number, Description, Author. Filtering on any one of these options will further differentiate the results of a Quick Find search. Advanced Search has no 'All' setting, so the text in each input field applies a specific filter in the search query.

These differences help to explain the different results obtained by using the same input text in a Quick Find search and in Advanced Search.

Can't Find It?

This application allows you to find and download (or order) publications and reports which are distributed by NTGO. Other references to geology and exploration in the NWT can be discovered through the References button in NT GoMap.