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2. How do I use ‘search all documents’?

When you click on ‘search all documents’ in the online archive, you will be presented with a list of all the documents available for you to search through. On the left-hand side you will see a search box to type words or phrases you want to search for. You will also see filters and date searches that allow you to narrow down the list of results.

‘Search all documents’ matches the text you enter against:

  • titles, descriptions, unique IDs, contributor references, patient references

  • the content of the disclosed documents. To make the content of the documents searchable, we have used optical character recognition (OCR) software to ‘read’ the scanned images of document pages and create a text file of the words it recognises. (See What is OCR and how is it used? for more information.)

‘Search all documents’ does not return content from the website’s other pages, or from the Report web pages. Nor does it return information about material that is not available to view on this site.

If you wish to search the website’s other pages or the Report pages, please use the global site search. To use the global site search, enter your search term in the search bar found in the top right-hand corner of every page on this website.