The advanced search function allows you to narrow your search to get more relevant results. You can do this by selecting the bank or date range you are interested in, as well as limiting your search to a particular record type, for example images or artefacts.
When your search results appear, you can use additional keywords and the filters on the left-hand side of the screen to refine them further with dates, banks and record types.
Records which only give a year (i.e. no day or month) will be attributed a date range extending from 1 January to 31 December. So for example, a record dated 1800 will appear in all filtered searches between 1 January 1800 and 31 December 1800.
You can also search for records which have been given a particular subject tag by selecting ‘add tag’ and choosing the relevant subject from the drop-down list. The search results will then include records linked to all of the tags you’ve selected. For example, if you add tags for ‘technology’ and ‘innovation’, the records that appear will relate to both of these subjects. All other records in your search results which do not contain these will disappear.