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:
- The referencing does not, necessarily, abide by standard referencing rules. It is subject-based, and the author wanted to reference the source as it relates to the subject. This means the reference could relate to content in the actual body of the text, rather than to a title or author.
- Some of the citations relate to boxes of clippings that are held at the National Railway Museum. The clippings are an assortment of articles from newspapers, magazines and books. If you would like to view any of the clippings, please contact email@example.com who will be able to arrange this for you.
- This is one man’s work interpreted by volunteers, so it is not objective. Whilst the author had widespread interests which are reflected in the diverse breadth of subjects, he did specialise in the railways of southern Britain.
- All best efforts have been made to transcribe the cards accurately. However, there may be some mistakes or omissions. Images of the original cards have been included so you can view the original source material yourself.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.