How to search newspapers from a particular date range at The British Newspaper Archive

How to search newspapers from a particular date range at The British Newspaper Archive



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This handy step-by-step guide will show you how to search historic newspapers from a particular date range, such as World War One.

this quick video tutorial will show you how to search newspapers from a particular date range such as the first world war at the top of the British newspaper archives homepage you'll see a search bar this will let you explore all of the historical newspapers currently online going all the way back to the 1700s sometimes you may know the date that something happened or the time period that somebody was alive your search results will usually be more relevant if you use this information the easiest way to limit your search to a particular date range is to use the advanced search to do this click on the advanced search button beneath the homepage search bar type the words you're looking for into one of the boxes at the top of the form we're looking for a person called Charles Whitelaw scroll down the page and then enter the date range you want to search we know that Charles White Lord died during World War one so we want to search newspapers printed between 1914 and 1918 you could choose the search a much wider date range or limit your search to one particular day in history you can leave the rest of the boxes empty and click the search button this is what the advanced search is found on the left of the page you can see the date range we've selected if you wanted to you could click the button on the left to remove the date filter from your search you'll then see results from the whole collection of historical newspapers

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