Welcome to the North Mymms History Project

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Search Tips

How to search the North Mymms History Project


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Drilling down for better results

  • Type a term in the search box at the top right of any page then click 'Search'
  • If you are searching for a particular term, put it in quote marks, for example "East India Company"
  • A list of articles that contain the term will appear
  • Click on the headline of the article, to reveal the entire piece
  • Use the command or control button on your keyboard (see images below) together with the 'F' key open a new search box which will appear at the top of the page you are viewing

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    Image of computer keyboard cmd/ctr button by North Mymms History Project

  • Type the term you are searching for in this new box and press return
  • All instances of that term will now be colour highlighted
  • In cases where an articles has an embedded PDF, you can click on the 'pop-out' icon (see image below) at the top right of the PDF to open it in full screen mode and then use the command/control + 'F' system mentioned above.

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  • Scroll the document looking for the highlighted words in order to see the context in which the term has been used.