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  1. Author search

    Hello,
    It would be very useful for readers to be able to search for articles written by a specific author. He is often indicated by a em dash in front of the name.
    Simply searching for the name of the author is not always a solution. I tried searching for articles written by Winston Churchill and had to seek the ones that are not just reporting about him.

    Best regards,
    Andrei Vasiliu, Târgoviște, Romania

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  3. 9 votes
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  5. 7 votes
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  6. I frequently wish to search for a particular address, such as 114a

    I frequently wish to search for a particular address, such as "114A East Street". Even when doing an advanced search for that particular string of characters, I am offered thousands of false hits that may contain the word "a". Is there a way I can tell the search engine I really, really mean that particular string of characters ONLY. Clicking the "Exact search" box does nothing to help.

    13 votes
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  7. Allow "Next Page" and/or "Page Number Selection" to Full Screen

    Unless I am missing something the only way to go to the "Next Page" in Full Screen View is to come out of that view

    8 votes
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  8. Save queries for future use

    I have been using the archive to carry out historical research. I would like to be able to save my query so that I can modify it from day to day - for example, I may only be interested in a particular date range and newspapers from a particular area so if I could store the query then it could act as a basis for searching for particular words or phrases without having to key in the dates and titles again.

    12 votes
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  9. Better search engine

    The search engine on the Newspaper archive is too complicated

    6 votes
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  10. Sorting results by date

    Right now, one can sort by date, but only most recent to oldest. I normally want to sort from oldest to most recent, but can't tell how to do it or if it can be done. Thanks.

    4 votes
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  11. ...just better searching please.

    Make the search better. I often search on a group of words and despite using the advanced search function and putting the phrase into the correct field it doesn't always work correctly.

    12 votes
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  12. window 8

    It seems that I cannot load the text when using Windows 8. I can only download who pdf pages which I have to manually transpose into useable text. There will be more and more people using this operating this system. How about updating for us?

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  13. Be able to only show article titles and dates without pictures or any content after a search

    Article titles with content and pictures take up too much space in some cases. By providing an option to only show titles and dates it would be easier to select out the most promising articles.

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  14. Stop automatically changing and to AND

    The word 'and' forms part of many phrases and names. If I am searching for the Crown and Thistle PH I am only interested in the phrase, not every page that contains both words.

    4 votes
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  15. Gaps in runs

    Flag any missing editions (gaps in the collection) when you search a run of dates of a particular paper.

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  16. Search on file name

    After downloading the file is assigned a file number. It would be helpful to search using this number in order to get back to page on the site.

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  17. RSS feed for search terms

    An RSS feed for search terms, such as exists on the Australian Trove website, would be very useful. If it existed, I'd be notified automatically when new content appears which is relevant to my interests.

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  18. Bookmarks are placed in Folders, but you can't go to a particular folder and search

    You can place bookmarks into 'Folders', but you can't actually search these folders individually. A page showcasing your various folders would be handy.

    21 votes
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  19. I've made suggestions before, though without feedback or apparent listening.

    The Athenaeum

    The Literary Gazette

    It would be useful to nighthawks like me if you could provide a way which helps us distinguish exactly what has been added overnight. It would also be interesting to have some idea about policy for adding entire newspapers, once the odd year or two have been posted. It can sometimes be very frustrating just to have such tiny windows into particular localities, then have to wait months, if not years, before further years suddenly appear.

    6 votes
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