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Personal Accounts in SearchGateway

Personal accounts include letters, diaries, interviews, personal narratives and eye witness accounts.

To find personal accounts, choose 'Advanced Search' on the Academy Library homepage.

Search by Subject
The advanced search screen appears.

  • Select 'in subject' from the first tier drop down
  • Enter 'Personal narratives' in the search field.
  • In the second search field, enter a term you are researching (e.g. Ypres salient)
  • Click 'Search'

Tip: you can enter any of the following in the subject field to build a search

  • Personal narratives
  • Diaries
  • War diaries
  • Letters
  • Interviews


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