How to navigate in Estonica

The bulk of Estonica consists of articles divided into two groups - main articles and keyword articles.
Main articles are located in one of Estonica’s seven fields (history, society, culture, state, economy, education, science and nature). The strip under the header helps to navigate between different fields Each field has its own header picture and colour.

Figure 1: You have selected the field Culture




The articles have several chapters. A menu appears left of the text which enables to move from one chapter to another or read the articles. By clicking on the icon with a plus sign in the menu you can open the list of chapters in any article, and close the list by clicking on the icon with a minus sign. Clicking on a menu item takes you to the selected chapter. Your location is marked by the field colour. 


Drawing 2. You are in the chapter Government in the article Government and executive power. By clicking on the icons you can open the content lists of the articles. Move to the relevant chapter by clicking on a menu item.



In addition to the menu you can move on the site and determine your location by the breadcrumb trail above the titles of articles and media files. All field articles are also accessible on the sitemap, which however does not contain keyword articles and media files.


Drawing 3: The "breadcrumb trail" indicates that you are in the chapter Sources of Influences in the culture field article Folk Culture. Any itmes on on thhe breadcrumb trail acts as a hyperlink.



It is possible to read all texts within one field by moving "on" and "back" with buttons at the end of each chapter. This enables you to move from one chapter of the article to the next, or from the last chapter of the article to the opening page of the next article.
 
Drawing 4: In the bottom part of each chapter you can click "Previous chapter/article" and "Next chapter/article"




By clicking on “details about this article” at the end of a chapter or an article, you can see the authors of Estonica articles and the time when the articles were created and changed.


Drawing 5: Author(s), time of entering and changing of an article.





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