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Keyword options
All of these words: Searches for results that match all of the words you have entered into the search box. This is the same as inserting "AND" between the words. This search field is mandatory.
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Any of these unwanted words: Any words you enter into these fields will be excluded from your search. This is same as inserting "NOT" between the words.

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Date range

Date range
Date range searches: ‘Date range’ searches covering dates within the description of the record. Some records have very broad date ranges and will span across multiple years. Entries should be in 'yyyy' format.

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Subject searches: Searches for results that match the subject(s) you have selected. If no subjects have been selected, the search will return results from all subjects that match your search terms.
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  • Transport

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