Searching Help

The following searching tips will help you get the most from this record search engine...

TOPIC: Search Terms and Abbreviations

If you're searching for a particular performer with more than one name - it's best to search for the complete name - for example, if you're searching for "Pro Arte Quartet" - our index will return the following results (not a complete list):

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But if you search for "Pro", your results will be incomplete and unfiltered… Same applies to using abbreviations. Searching for the "B.B.C." will not return any results - but BBC will return results such as below… So if in doubt, always try a variety of combinations if your search results are unsuccessful the first time... 

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TOPIC: Using our search engine to create artist indexes

Our search engine is great for creating artist lists or discographies - particularly if that artist recorded for one particular label. 

For example, Solomon, the British pianist, recorded for mostly HMV - and most of his recordings were issued on the H.M.V., DB and C Series. Searching these series can help build a fairly comprehensive discography of his recordings…

For example..,

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To see examples of how you can create your own artist discography, see our Sandbox page.


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