A keyword search finds occurrences of a word or several words across our entire library.

A title search searches for occurrences of a word or several words only in the titles of series and individual volumes.

The title and keyword searches can be combined for a focused search. Our new search interface also allows you to narrow your results to focus on a specific subject, place, period, and/or source type.

Search tips

  • Search for an exact phrase by including it in quotation marks.
  • Consider the variant historical spellings of a word.
  • Find a specific place on our Ordnance Survey maps by doing a keyword search for a postcode.
  • See our using BHO guidelines for more search help.

Your search yielded no results.

  • Check if your spelling is correct.
  • Use fewer keywords to increase the number of results.