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How to use the index

How to use the database

This resource is the result of one man’s incredible diligence to create a personal subject reference tool. It is not therefore a conventional referencing database and you need to consider the following:

Running a search

You can use the keyword search box at the top of the screen to run a search.

From the search results page, you can select an individual item and open a record.

In the record will be more information about the reference such as publication title or archive clipping reference.

The National Railway Museum Library has most of the publications and we provide a copy service.

If you wish to search our holdings, please browse our Library Catalogue.

If you wish to order a photocopy of the article or archive clipping, please see our order pages.

If you have any queries about your results or access to references, please email search.engine@railwaymuseum.org.uk

Advanced search is not currently available, but we are working on implementing this.

Referencing records or search results

The record(s) is compatible with online bibliographic tools such as Zotero.

To save a reference or page of results, you will need an account with Zotero (or other online bibliographic tool).

On browsing the database, a file folder will appear in the URL field at the top of your webpage.

If you click on the file folder, a dropdown menu appears enabling you to check the multiple items you would like to add. Select okay at the bottom of the dropdown and a notification will tell you this was successful.

Full instructions for adding recording to online bibliographic tools


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