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  1. Go directly to a particular page in a saved search

    My actress ancestor has 75 pages of results , but when I go back to the saved search, I can't go straight to where I left off before (say page 54). I have to go to page 10, then 20,and so on,up to 50, then forward 4 singly, waiting ages for each page of results to load.(Tedious).We should be able to go directly to a specific page.

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  2. API access for members

    API access for developers

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  3. 15 votes
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  4. Identifying and downloading/printing an article

    When will we get the promised facility to download one article instead of the whole page? The Times digital archive has offered this for a long time. Screenshot is delicate and long winded as each part of a long article has to be captured separately.

    26 votes
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  5. An exact search should be just that. Don't revert all capitals to lower case.

    When searching for a person's name,e.g. David T Fulton, the name as a whole should be searched for. The name in the search box should remain capitalised as entered.

    11 votes
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  6. 13 votes
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  7. Allow advanced search by county

    In the simple search I can select from a dropdown box to search by county, which is very useful. However, advanced search only allows a search by publication place, which is often not as useful. For example, I want to use advanced search and limit it to Northamptonshire, but this appears to be impossible.

    19 votes
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  8. Search button

    "Save this search" button is more prominent than the "search" button. This means more searches than intended are saved. An "Unsave searches" option might help.

    3 votes
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  9. I love cherry picking!!!!

    Yes, I love cherries and I love to cherry-pick. On the advanced search options - yes, you can select precise dates and a region etc and you can search by a particular title. But you don't get the option of cherry-picking more than one title at a time. Thus if I narrow it down to London papers I'm gonna get a lot of hits. What if I only want to look at 5 particular London titles (because, for example, they have good coverage of a particular borough or neighbourhood )....other than search all five titles one at a time....I can't! …

    4 votes
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  10. 8 votes
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  11. Exact search

    Exact search needs to actually be exact and not include variants of the searched words. For example when I search for "Downing" I don't want results for "down" and "downs" too. Case sensitivity would also be useful.

    61 votes
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  12. When doing a serach, show next to each article found whether it has already been viewed, like FindMy Past does, so any newly added entried c

    When doing a search, show next to each article found whether it has already been viewed, like FindMyPast does, so any newly added articles can easily be identified.

    21 votes
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  13. I want to stop my trial period with the Archive.

    Good Morning I want to CANCEL my link to the British Newspaper Archive. I joined for a trial, but no longer wish to use it. PLEASE pass this on to the relevant assistant. Thank you.

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  14. A search option for just Day & Month - Year is Wildcard

    I do Radio Programmes, and I wish to search for events that have happened on a day and a month.. You cannot search for this at the moment, which is very frustrating..

    10 votes
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  15. Wildcard Search

    We need a better search facility - the current transcriptions are often horrifically off the mark. It might even help to have a wildcard option to try and incorporate all the random letters supposedly appearing in the middle of names.

    27 votes
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  16. Get alerts - Individual paper updates

    I would like the ability to 'subscribe' to select papers. What this means is that I will be notified by email or message if my selected papers are updated with new issues, and notified which editions have been added. It would save logging in daily to see if the papers we are interested in have been updated and then trying to work out which issues.

    14 votes
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  17. Ability to delete a summary from Search History.

    Often a search proves fruitless or (as often in my case) I misspell a key word, yet the search remains in Search History. These searches need to be deleted before my Search History becomes unmanageable.

    18 votes
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  18. BETTER SEARCHES (accuracy, control & operators)

    Have an advanced search like Google Advanced. When searching for 'all these words' that should mean that all of those words are in the article not just one of them.
    Thanks

    63 votes
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  19. Better Search Tool

    A better search tool is required. Today I have done an advances search for 1 street in a town and received almost 77,000 matches. There is no way all of these relate to the street and town I am searching for, the most relevant match relates to a birth in Cornwall whereas I'm looking for information on a street in a town in Scotland and it is impossible to wade through all of these matches.

    8 votes
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  20. Better OCR

    Improve your character-recognition software: it really needs to recognise a long 's' .

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