How to use our online catalogues

Navigating the digital collections

Learn how to find your way around the digital collections portal and what you'll be seeing at different points.

How to browse the digital collections

Discover how to browse the digital collections, including explanations of different icons and terminology.

Techniques to improve your search results

Learn how to search the collections to find records according to a theme or subject. It also includes demonstrations of how to use wildcards and Boolean techniques to improve your search results.

How to find specific records

Find out how to search the collections to find a specific record by its reference number. Or if you're very confident, how to search this item by describing how it may have been catalogued. It includes a basic demonstration of filtering search results too.

We also have tips for successful researching and tips for searching our catalogues.