How to Search

At IEDC, our search tools are designed to be user-friendly, catering to both beginners and experts. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you navigate the Invisible East Digital Corpus effectively:

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There are numerous filters which can be used to help refine searches and navigate the IEDC's extensive corpus. If you were only interested in documents written in New Persian, for example, you can select 'New Persian (Arabic Script)' from the 'primary language' drop-down menu. The filters are as follows:


The IEDC also uses numerous tags. These are arranged by category and highlight specific historical details. These have been organised into various categories: