How to find information on this web

According to Abel Tasman (right, discoverer of the Tasmanian Sea), Lens on Leeuwenhoek has three means of wayfinding:

  • two menus across the top
  • taxonomy terms
  • alphabetical list of written content
  • search

Two menus across the top

The left-justified links with the blue backgrounds are drop-down menus (not supported on some tablets) that lead to content about Leeuwenhoek's life and times.

The right-justified links under Leeuwenhoek's eyes will give you information about the web and how it came to be.

Taxonomy terms

The center-column content of most Lens on Leeuwenhoek pages has a title and then a body, often with images. Most of those pages have one or more tags associated with it, listed in a smaller font right under the title.

The tag is like a link to the index page of a book, where you'll find lists of topics discussed in the book and references to every page on which the term appears. Clicking on a tag will take you to a listing (in a variety of formats) of all other pieces of content that also carry that tag.

Note that any piece of content can have more than one tag and thus show up on more than one listing.

Alphabetical list of written content


Lens on Leeuwenhoek has the standard search function, accessible from the top right corner of every page.

Note the Advanced search expandable menu for narrowing the results. The list of categories is especially helpful.