This web site makes use of the Internet Archive's BookReader to make a growing number of digitised books available to read and search online.
Each book can be searched using the "search inside" box:
When searching for multiple words, the default is to find them located in a sequence. For example, searching for
John Moorhouse will locate that name as well as any instances of
To find matches that are further apart, use one or more tilde characters (
~). For example, two tildes would also find matches where up to two words appear between the search terms, so a search for
John Moorhouse ~~ would locate
John and Hannah Moorhouse.
Finally, an asterisk can be included to invoke a fuzzy search. For example, a search for
Anna Moorhouse * would find:
- The fuzzy search looks for words that are spelt similarly, have a similar pronunciation, or that start or end with the word.