It would be useful if could not only filter to a a particular newspaper but also to exclude a particular newspaper or newspaper eg searching I've been doing has been finding a lot of irrelevant hits in sporting titles
Agree. I'm mainly interested in provincial chess columns -- but searches typically choke up with hits from London sources. If I were able to exclude any hits from sources published in London, I would be very happy.
Closer to the original suggestion, the ability to make a 'wide search' for search words in a certain period of time, and then add exclusions incrementally: search everything, get hundreds of hits in Illustrated London News, exclude that, repeat search, then add exclusions for sources such as The Era and The Field. And then I'm probably where I would like to be.
I did such a search just now, and had to wade through something like 25 pages before I found a hit in Lincolnshire Chronicle. And I'm sure there something at page 42, and even later, but there are too many irrelevant hits
Please explain differences between and effects on a search of the filters, 'Search all words', 'Search some words', 'Exclude words', & 'Use exact phrase'. Can more than one filter be used? How does this improve the search?