Step-by-step: Us­ing Trove

How to carry out a news­pa­per search on the Trove web­site

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1The Trove news­pa­per data­base has over 21 mil­lion digi­tised images. To iden­tify which news­pa­pers have been in­cluded for a re­gion, and the rel­e­vant year cov­er­age, visit the About sec­tion at­pa­per/about.In this ex­am­ple I wish to find out about a rel­a­tive in Bris­bane, and so am search­ing the Queens­land hold­ings.


2I knowthat Trove has cov­er­age for the Bris­bane Courier for the pe­riod when my rel­a­tive David Bell lived in the city (it cov­ers 1864-1933). From the Trove search screen at­pa­per,clickon ‘Adv’ be­side the Search box. On the new Ad­vanced screen, type in the name, date range and ti­tle of in­ter­est. Click Search.


3Select anar­ti­cle from the list re­turned. You will nowsee a scan of the orig­i­nal im­age, and a tran­script on the left side of the screen. You cana­mend any er­rors in the tran­script, and can down­load a copyof the scanned im­age, and print or share a copy.

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