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How to search

The website offers two search functions: the Quick Search; and Browse and Filter, which uses a range of tags, subjects and time periods.

Quick Search

In the main menu search tool, enter a word and hit return. This is a 'Google' type search using keywords that will retrieve results containing one or more of the keywords entered. Results are sorted by date-published, with the most recent appearing first.

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figure 1 - main menu search tool

Use special characters to get more specific search results, for example:

CharSearch typeExampleNotes
,either orold, booksSearch for old or books
+must includeold +booksSearch for old, results must also include books
-must not includeold -booksSearch for old but not books
*fuzzy searchaber*Search for words like abersomething

Browse and Filter

Items grouped by subject are nested under a header; the example below shows Legends, tales & myths selected. You can narrow results by selecting to see only Items, Collections, Trails or Stories.

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figure 2 - extract of search results

Clearing a filter is simple, click the 'x' in the blue tag to clear or uncheck the subject.

 

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