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Advanced search

The 'Advanced Search' option allows you to search by additional search options either individually or combined.


Click on 'Advanced Search' in the navigation bar running across the top of the screen.


Advanced Search options are:


  • Caption - the caption used for the image
  • Author - original Author of the work
  • Illustrator - original illustrator of the item
  • Shelfmark - British Library catalogue reference, best searched without folio or page numbers
  • Image Number - Images Online image reference
  • Keywords - words used to describe the image
  • Orientation ( horizontal, vertical, square, etc.)
  • Include caption in keyword search

Click the 'Search' button when you have entered the fields you require. Your search results will then be displayed. Click 'Clear' to reset fields.


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