This guide will show you how to search for information in two of the Clinic's historical news publications: the Mayovox newspaper and the Saint Marys Hospital News Bulletin (SMNB) using the Mayo Archives Xplorer (MAX): http://cuadra2.mayo.edu/starweb/l.skca-catalog/servlet.starweb?path=l.skca-catalog/skcacatalog.web. The steps below use Mayovox as an example, but they apply to SMNB also.
A search can be limited to either of the publications or to both, by clicking in the “Limit to…” check boxes.
Enter a keyword term or terms, name or phrase, followed by an asterisk *.
Click the Search button.
Terms or names entered without the “Limit to…” filter will retrieve a much larger number of hits, mixed with other archival collection records that meet the same search criteria.
The “Search Results” page appears with the words “Displaying items ___ of ___” to indicate the number of hits your search has retrieved.
Mayovox issues usually are shown first, then SMNB hits, but not always, depending on the computer system’s search rankings.
The rank assigned by the computer to an item in the list may or may not fit your own criteria for a match, so be willing to browse at all levels of the Displaying items list.
Clicking on the text "See more about ISSUE" will take you to the Summary page.
The "Summary" page includes:
Any text in light blue font is a live link, eg. clicking on "Hobby Show" will take you to...
...the "Displaying items" page, with a list of all other issues that contain that name or term, and further links to their PDFs. Note that some of these related "Items about" may also include archival materials in addition to other issues of both Mayovox and SMNB.
Clicking on a PDF icon on any page retrieves the scan of that Mayovox or SMNB issue:
The PDF is printable.
Please remember to "Log Out" by clicking on that text in the upper right corner of the screen.
Example: Limit search to Mayovox issues only:
Example: Limit search to both Mayovox and SMNB issues:
Search results for the term "China"
Dr. Charlie, c.1925