Each of the digitized files in War, State and Society has been indexed according to a bespoke array of subject-led metadata, formed in consultation with our Editorial Board. The full list of metadata fields applied to these collections is as follows:
- Former Department Reference
- Government Department
- Themes and Subthemes
- Document Types
- Civil Defence Region
- Organisations and Services
Visit the Metadata section of our Methodology page to see a more detailed breakdown of these fields.
Users can browse, filter and sort the collections on the Explore Content and Advanced Search pages using the pre-set fields 1-9. In addition, fields 10-12 have been populated with over 3,000 unique terms relating to geography, key organisations, and topics discussed in each file. These can be explored using the Advanced Search page, and a full glossary for each field is available to view below.
Select a field below to view a full list of the indexing terms applied in each: