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  1. Perhaps a search engine that isn't incompetent?

    Using the advanced search and with Exact search ticked for Mourne and Croft in "Search all words" and mourning in "Exclude words" brings up no results at all.

    I wish there was a decent alternative to your dismal service.

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  2. remove highlighting of search term before saving article?

    remove highlighting of search term before saving article?

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  3. OCR causes many terms to be impossible to search properly

    I am doing research into the early years of The Vegan Society. If you search for the word "vegan", you get so many poor OCR-based matches that it becomes extremely arduous to get results actually about veganism.

    I would wager this is the same for a great deal of other words.

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  4. Listen to suggestions

    Listen to previous comments and do something about it . Blaming the print is not an option. After trying numerous variations I stumble on articles which have the my first search words clearly in the text. Why does it miss them on the first search? Now I find that it refuses to find the word it has found previously in any publication.
    The Gale Archive was far from perfect but was significantly better than this. I rue the day my local library withdrew it and subscribed to you a service I cannot access from home for free but have to…

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  5. Improve the search terms so that exact search mean exact search

    I fail to understand the utter hopelessness of the Exact Search function. A small example - I search for Alfred King, and get any number of King Alfreds. Incredibly irritating and makes the site pointless. And surely easily remedied.

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  6. Make the town of Largs searchable

    Cannot search Largs without returning “large”
    Useless

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  7. Include all available pages in search

    In the refibe search > date panel some dates are not shown for some newspapers. However, the papers exist in the archive as they can be accessed by typing in the date and page number in the address bar. However, accessing the pages this way means it is not possible to download the pdf. Can you include all dates of available papers in the refine search section or allow downlaoding of papges acessed by typing date into address bar.

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  8. export searches

    Export newpaper, date, article title, abstract, group saved in, researcher comments into an .xls or .csv file for further analysis. I am a citizen reseasrcher not at an institution.

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  9. In saved items, to be able to search on publication/date/other terms within the saved items

    In saved items, to be able to search on publication/date/other terms within the saved items

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  11. why does your search return non relevant information

    minimize search to relevant requests only

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  12. Show new registers how to use their 3 page free trial

    I've just registered and for the life of me I cannot see how to access my free pages so I can decide if I'll subscribe.

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  13. Browse from issue to issue within full screen

    Browse from issue to issue, page to page, within full screen, as if you were -er - reading a newspaper. (A radical idea for software designers perhaps, but not for newspaper readers). The John Rylands Manchester Observer online does this without a hitch.

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  14. The addition of an option to refine a search by page number

    The addition of an option to refine a search by page number.

    This would be of great assistance in refining search results when the information sought is always found on a give page of a given newspaper.
    For instance, the local newspaper I view the most has only four pages with the local news I am interested being almost always found on the back/fourth page. And I'm sure it would be of assistance in others ways for other users too.

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  15. Apostrophe

    The name I search ends with an 's' but your search engine changes it to apostrophe s. This bring up thousands and thousands of irrelevant searches. Why is it changing what I type in?

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  16. Add a “negative bookmark” facility

    When searching, you often find many copies of the same article or advert in different newspapers - and then spend some time choosing the best one to bookmark. It would be useful to be able to label the “rejected” ones so you know you have already looked at them. This could simply be a second type of bookmark in another colour, say. (Even better would be to then be able to exclude these articles from future searches.)

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  17. It would be useful to have 'letters' as a category to search for

    I think at present letters to the editor are listed under 'Articles' but it would be useful if they were their own sub-section. Would be useful for researchers interested in local feeling on particular topics

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  18. Re-Huddersfield Daily Chronicle

    Your detail for this newspaper cites an unknown publisher. The publisher and owner of this newspaper was Joseph Woodhead and Sons Huddersfield, owners and publishers of its parent newspaper The Huddersfield Examiner, 1st issued 06/09/1855, and which became The Huddersfield Daily Examiner on 28/01/1871. The first issue of the Hudds Daily Chronicle was on the following Monday morning 30/01/1871. My Father worked for the Woodheads for 37 years, mostly as Sports Editor

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  19. Use Google OCR and resubmit all pages through it.

    Using Google OCR gives an almost flawless image to text conversion. I think you are using the hopeless Tesseract. I suggest you collaborate with Google, and resubmit all the pages already done, the improvements will be enormous. As an example the Keith Waterhouse column in Daily Mirror 19780810 page 8, gives an utter garbled output. The first section that comes out of Google OCR without any manual corrections is.
    My hit that missed..
    THAT splendid actor Jack Hedley, in an interview about the making of the BBC serial "Who Pays the

    Ferryman?" tells of the mysterious influence that…

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  20. enlarge for printing

    ability to select and enlarge articles for printing

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