Ballad Archive Search

For organizational purposes, Advanced Search filters are arranged on the form in three basic categories—Bibliographic, Woodcut/Impression, and Tune. You can conduct searches using any combination of metadata filters simultaneously.

 (e.g. "1632" or "1600-1700")
Exact Match Only

           


Note: Leave all boxes unchecked if you do not wish to limit your query by keyword association. If you select one or more keywords as a filter, the search engine conducts a boolean "AND" query for all keywords checked. For example, if you check "class" and "family" the results will display all ballads that are associated in the database with BOTH the "class" and "family" keywords, whereas ballads that are associated with the "class" keyword but NOT the "family" keyword will not be returned.

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Note: All ballads in the Pepys Collection are associated with Pepys Categories exactly as they were collected and catalogued by Samuel Pepys. Ballads in other collections have been associated with Pepys Categories using an automated computer algorithm that loosely connects thematically similar ballads. This is done in order to place the Pepys Ballads in the context of other collections. To limit your search to only ballads that were actually catalogued by Samuel Pepys, please limit your search to ballads in the Pepys Collection using the collection filter above. Leave all boxes unchecked if you do not wish to limit your query by Pepys Category association. If you select one or more categories as a filter, the search engine conducts a boolean "AND" query for all categories checked. For example, if you check "Love Unfortunate" and "Tragedy" the results will display all ballads that are associated in the database with BOTH the "Love Unfortunate" and "Tragedy" categories, whereas ballads that are associated with the "Love Unfortunate" category but NOT the "Tragedy" category will not be returned.

 A Small Promiscuous Supplement
 Devotion & Morality
 Drinking & Good Fellowship
 History - True & Fabulous
 Humour, Frollicks &c
 Love Pleasant
 Love Pleasant and Unfortunate
 Love Unfortunate
 Marriage
 Sea
 State & Times
 Tragedy
 Various Subjects


* Please note that at this time cataloguing of "Date," "Author," and "Printer/Publisher (Standardized)" information for the National Library of Scotland (NLS) collection is incomplete and results of searches performed on these filters DO NOT represent an accurate reflection of the entire collection.

** Please note that at this time the database includes Impression keyword mapping for the Pepys collection only.