There are a few ways in which the website can be searched:
A simple search will search all three collections. The three collections come from the School of Scottish Studies Archives (University of Edinburgh), BBC Scotland and the National Trust for Scotland's Canna Collection.
Enter a keyword in the search box, choose which language(s) to search from the list of options, then click the 'Go' button.
There is also an option to select which genre of recordings you would like to find (‘I’m searching for’), or alternatively this can be left at the default setting of ‘Anything’.
The ‘Sort by’ drop-down menu enables you to select the order in which you would like the search results to be displayed. The default setting for this is ‘Track ID’.
There is also a drop-down menu for selection of the number of tracks per page you would like to be displayed. The default setting for this is 10 tracks per page.
When searching for an exact phrase or name, the entire phrase should be enclosed in "double quotes" eg “Murdo Nicolson”. 'Single quotes' are treated as apostrophes.
In Advanced Search you can search using more than one field and limit searches in different ways e.g. by date. This is best used for complex searches. More detailed information about Advanced Search is available here.
Click on this button and a randomly selected item can be played.