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Users can enter standard words or phrases to search the combined subject index. If a phrase is entered, for example Civil Service, it will search for either use of service and civil. The default searches the combined subject index. A hyperlink takes users to the full-text search.

Users can use the boolean term AND for limiting searches. Belfast housing will bring back 26199 hits relating to either Belfast or Police, whereas Belfast AND housing brings back 1405 hits relating to both terms. Using the term surrounded by quotation marks, "Belfast housing" will bring back the 71 times that that exact phrase appears in the indices.

Clicking in the small square boxes underneath allows users to choose filters to get more precise results.

In particular, users are also encouraged to exploit the date ranges to narrow the range of search results. As there are over 92,000 pages and around 810 words per page, this approximates 74m words in the Papers in total. Entering a start year (e.g. "1936") and a finish year (e.g. "1938") will provide a more efficient search.

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