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Tip 1: How to search for a name in The British Newspaper Archive

TIP: Searching for a name?

If you are looking for a specific forename/surname combination, a company name or any other multiple ordered word searches we suggest using Phrase search in the advanced form. This will bring you the most relevant results (well, the most specific!).

Why?
This is because the search engine looks for the word coordinates which are closest together on a given page or in an article (rather than just giving you separate instances of those words). You can also carry out a phrase search using double inverted commas around your search in the basic search box on the homepage. e.g. “Mary Smith”.

 

Happy searching!

More tips coming soon . . .

 

Best wishes,

The British Newspaper Archive team


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