How do I find content on this site?

There are a variety of ways to access content on the MMI site.

Navigation

The blue navigation bar to the left of the page provides access to content, based on the established scheme. For some of these items, such as "Community and Groups", you can hover over the button to see a submenu.

In addition to the blue navigation bar, you also see content-specific menus on the right side of the screen. By default, you will see events, news, and a feature story.

If you are viewing group content, these menus will include links to group-specific content.

If you are viewing content organized in a book, you will see a new block on the left side of the window. The links included in this box will take you to chapters and content in the book.

Search

The MMI site includes a search box in the upper right corner of the screen. This is a "basic search." To execute a more advanced search, click Advanced Search, which is available on the search page. This advanced search allows you to use categories, content type, and phrase searching to locate content.

If you are looking for a vocabulary, standard, tool, or other reference, you can use the "Search MMI References" button included in the blue navigation bar.

Recent Content

Once you are logged in, you will see a box directly under your username, called "Recent Content". This provides you access to content that you've recently created or modified, general site content (not necessarily created by you), images, team content (for those teams of which you are a part) and unread team content. These are all categories of content to which you have access.

Navigating by Taxonomy Terms

As you may know, this site organizes its content by taxonomy terms (also called categories, or sometimes keywords, to some confusion), rather than by location in a directory path. So often searching is easier than browsing when it comes to finding content.

But when you know the name of a directory the content is in (or was in), or a part of the site that it's associated with, or a vocabulary used to label the term, you may want to browse by something that resembles a path. We have provided a capability to do that. For more information, see Navigating by Taxonomies.

Content from Plone Site

If you have a URL where content was available on the plone site, it should work on the new site. However, we may have missed it, or the permissions may be different. Send us the URL you were looking for and we'll see if we can find it.

Other methods to access content:

There are other means of getting directly to the content you want:

  • URL: You can always use the assigned URL to access a piece of content
  • Node Number: Each piece of content is assigned a unique node number. To access the content based on this ID, use http://marinemetadata.org/node/#, where # is replaced by the node number.

Note:

If, when you access a particular piece of content, you see an "Edit" tab at the top of the page, you have access to edit that content.