How to use the Research Library

This short video has been prepared to show how to use the Research Library. If you prefer, the notes below set out the main elements in searching the Research Library.

First, note the space for a word search alongside the search button. Just below this is a small menu to allow you to define how you want your results sorted: by Title or by Date – oldest/newest first.


Down the left-hand side, you will see five filters: Author; Century; Decade; Year; and, Source.  If you are searching for articles by a particular author, then you should click on that author. The articles by that author will be selected and the number of articles will be shown at the top. This process can be repeated for Century, Decade, Year and Source.

Word search

If you still have many articles to search then enter a word that is relevant to your search. There is no special vocabulary of keywords. You can keep narrowing your search with additional word searches. Your search trail is recorded above the table of remaining articles.

Advanced searching

If you are unable to isolate the articles you are searching for using filters and word searching then you may wish to try Advanced searching


Once you have found an article which you would like to view click on the title and the article will appear in your browser. If on further inspection it will help your research you may download the file containing the article and store it on your machine for future reference.

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