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You may search in one, two or all of the three collections.

The options 'and', 'or' and 'not', allow you to combine search terms in order to narrow or broaden search results, or to exclude results which contain a particular word or phrase. You may also specify different fields for each search term.

You can search by Track ID by selecting this option from the drop-down menu. Each recording has its own unique Track ID and this is displayed on the full record page for each recording. Please ensure that you enter the Track ID in the same format as it appears on the full record.

Examples of searches are shown below:

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Enter 'poem' and leave 'All fields' as search criteria.

Audio recordings with the word 'poem' in the information.

Enter 'Witch' and leave 'All fields'. Select 'Limit by: Date recorded between 1950 and 1980' and 'Limit by: Genre of Story', with all three collections ticked in check boxes.

Audio recordings from the three collections with the word 'witch' in the information and 'story' in the genre field which were recorded between 1950 and 1980.

Enter "Peggy MacRae" using double inverted commas and select 'Contributor' from the drop-down menu next to it, with only the 'National Trust for Scotland' check box ticked.

Audio recordings from the Canna Collection where Peggy MacRae is the contributor or one of the contributors.

No search term entered and 'Limit by: Duration of 2-5 minutes' selected with only the 'BBC' check box ticked.

Audio recordings from the BBC Collection which are between 2 and 5 minutes long.

Enter Blairgowrie in the Search box and select 'Place' from the drop-down menu with 'Scots' selected from 'Restrict to tracks where audio is in:'

Audio recordings in Scots where Blairgowrie is the native area of the contributor or reporter or where Blairgowrie is the place where the items were recorded.

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