Tip 1 - Use Boolean search terms - AND, NOT, OR etc. e.g. apple NOT fruit.
Tip 2 - Use quote marks when looking for a specific phrase e.g. “London Olympics”.
Tip 3 - Note that dates refer to when items were collected and not when they were made available on the Internet.
Tip 4 - The UKWA contains very little social media, and no Facebook at all, due to technical difficulties with its collection.
Tip 5 - This is a collection of UK websites. The Archive contains many more .uk websites than other top level domains such as .com
Tip 6 - About 15,000 websites, collected from 2004 to the present, are publicly available online as we have the website owner's consent to make them available in this way.
Tip 7 - The majority of the millions of websites in the UKWA, collected from 2013 onwards have been acquired under the Non-Print Legal Deposit Act, 2003. Without an additional licence from the website owner, these websites can only be viewed in the reading rooms of Legal Deposit Libraries.