Browsing in Newspapers and Gazettes

Browsing in Newspapers

Browsing newspapers in Trove looks like this:

Trove Screenshot: Browsing Newspapers

You can start browsing newspapers here, or read more information about the browsing options below.

Browse by Titles

If you know the title of the publication you are looking for you can browse for it alphabetically. Newspaper’s titles may change depending on the date on which they were published, so you may need to browse for variations of the title.

Browse by Place

Browsing by place will enable you to locate a specific newspaper based on where the publication was offered for sale.

Browse by Date

You can browse or filter your search using a specific date range. Trove organises date ranges by decade, year, month etc. If you are looking for information on a particular event from multiple publications then filtering by date can assist in finding a broad range of related articles.

Browse by Category

Categories are article types such as: ‘Advertising’ or ‘Family notices’. Categories help to refine the browse, search and filter functions in Trove’s Newspaper zone.

Browse by Tag

Tags are community generated notations. Tags will tend to be subjective and may reflect common rather than technical language. The ‘Tag’ browse function will re-direct you to the tags cloud page, from here you can filter your results. Log in to Trove to browse your own tags.

Browsing in Gazettes

Browsing in Gazettes looks like this:

Trove Screenshot: Browsing Gazettes

You can start browsing gazettes here, or read more information about each option below.

Browse by Place

Browsing by place will enable you to locate a specific gazette based on where the publication was available.

Browse by Title

If you know the title of the publication you are looking for you can browse for it alphabetically. Gazette’s titles may change depending on the date on which they were published, so you may need to browse for variations of the title. If you are unsure of a gazette’s alternative title click on the view title info (link to below)

Browse by Date

You can browse or filter your search using a specific date range. Trove organises date ranges by decade, year, month etc. If you are looking for information on a particular event from multiple publications then filtering by date can assist in finding a broad range of related articles.

Browse by Issue

Government Gazettes are assigned an issue number within each publication year. If you know the year and issue number you are looking for you can browse by issue.  

Browse by Category

Categories are article types such as: ‘Notices’ or ‘Proclamations and Legislation’. Categories help to refine the browse, search and filter functions in Trove’s Gazette zone.

Browse by Index

Each year Government Gazettes collate data for an annual index. If you are looking for a specific individual or Act you can browse the gazette indexes to determine the year and issue in which a notification has been published.

Information about a newspaper

You can access information about a newspaper through the browse panel. Hover your mouse over the newspaper's title and a blue information icon will appear. Click on the icon to open the information panel, to view more information about this title click the ‘View full title information’ button.

 Browsing for newspaper title information