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  1. Search by title of article

    Enable the ability to search for a word in the article title. Most other newspaper archives have this really useful facility

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  2. Search "Edit Article Text" and "Show Article Text"

    Provide a search function in the "Edit Article Text" and in the "Show Article Text" so you can find the text you are interested in. This is especially needed on long articles as it it often difficult to find the text that you require.

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  3. Searching results in multiple pages highlighted

    It is very frustrating when I search for some thing and the results flag up pages 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 etc in the one newspaper. Wading through every page to find what the summary result indicates 'should' be there takes hours. The highlighted search terms are very small and not that obvious. A tiny blue box on a large page is very hard to find sometimes.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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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  8. Edition search

    I am looking for an article in the Western Gazette, published Friday 12 December 1902 and was pleased to find it listed on your website. However, having paid my subscription and started to look at the pages, I discovered that this is the "Bournemouth, Hants & E.Dorset Edition", which I soon realised is of no use to me as the article I am looking for relates to Yeovil. Your search criteria do not specify the Edition and the results are therefore inaccurate and misleading, so I have wasted my time and money.

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  9. Pages are best copied if scanned, when flat.

    If one does not have the newspaper flat on the scanner, the image will blur and may not be copied at all. This certainly happened when the London Morning Post of October 30, 1856, was scanned. About half an inch of the inside columns was lost.

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  10. 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! …

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  11. Provide more geographic search options, eg by county & by more towns

    Search by place include options for small towns like Tadcaster but not a large town like Croydon, it allows search by London but not for counties.

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  12. Newport & Market Drayton Advertiser

    You have put it in the wrong county. it should be Shropshire - not isle of Wight

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  13. Allow name search for names ending in 's' without it being assumed to be plural

    There needs to be some mechanism to allow names that end in 's' to be searched without it being assumed it is the plural of that word. I have been searching for 'Lunds', a place in Yorkshire, but it always includes the word 'Lund' even with quotation marks. Allowing a search for names ending in 's' would dramatically reduce the number of results and speed up a search.

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  14. 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.

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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. Better OCR

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

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  17. ease of use

    I have ha a subscription to this for several years. Now that you have "improved" it, I can't find anything.

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  18. Hastings & St Leonards Observer

    Please can we have the entire copy of each edition of the Hastings & St Leonards Observer. I am a paid up user and am researching suffragettes in Hastings. However, the site only seems to have the first 4 pages of the editions (1870-1914) that I am looking at.

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  19. 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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  20. Selecting Dates

    Make it easier to go to a required year rather than having to scroll through all years, and set the 'To' year for the publication date to the year specified in 'From' field thus reduce the amount of scrolling needed.

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