How do I search the database?

Quick search

On this site, the quick search is searching across the title and description fields. Where more than one term is entered, the default is an AND search.

Advanced search

By default the search will look for the word or words you have entered. You can however choose to change the default search criteria by clicking Refine Search Criteria. There are three ways of refining the search option:

  • With all the words
  • With at least one of the words
  • Without the words
  • Bookmarks

When you view a full record you will see options to Add, View or Delete Bookmarks.

The bookmark allows you to bookmark or flag a record for viewing later in the same search session.

To bookmark a record, simply click Add Bookmark. If the record already has a bookmark then Delete Bookmark will display instead.

Clicking View Bookmark at any time will list in full record view all records currently bookmarked. This allows the user to review a specific list of records or to print them off.

Any text

Use this field to search across all the text fields in the entire database. You can enter any word or phrase here just as you would in a web search engine like Google.


Use this field to search across the entries in the title field of all of our records. This should give you rather more specific results than those you would get using the "any text" search.


If you wish to search images only, search on reference ā€˜Pā€™ only.

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