Tags are keywords that you can add to items in Trove which can make them easier to find. A tag can describe things such as a topic, a place, an event, a person, a feeling, or your personal research progress. All tags you add should meet the Trove Terms of use


Find and search tags

You may see tags in a Trove work or item record (in the Find out more on this topic... section), and in a newspaper or gazette article (in the Tags   section in the sidebar). When you select the tag, it will activate a Trove search with the tag keyword/s.

You can also search for public tags from the Trove homepage by entering publictag: followed by the keyword/s. For example, to search for the tag lighthouse, enter: publictag:lighthouse


Add a tag

After you create a tag, it will appear in the Tags section of your Trove profile.

To a Trove item record

  1. Go to a Trove work or item record that you want to add a tag to.
  2. Scroll down to the Find out more on this topic... section.
  3. Select +Add a tag. If you are not logged in to your Trove account, you will be requested to Login, Sign Up or Add an anonymous note.
  4. Select an option to make the note Public or PrivateNote: Public tags are visible to everyone. You must be logged in to your Trove account to add a private tag.
  5. Enter tag keyword/s into the Tag field. To add multiple tags, separate different tags with a comma. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.
  6. Select Save.

To a newspaper or gazette article 

  1. Go to the article that you want to add a note to.
  2. While in the newspaper viewer, select Tags   from the sidebar on the left hand side of the screen.
  3. Select Add. If you are not logged in to your Trove account, you will be requested to Login, Sign Up or Add an anonymous tag?.
  4. Enter tag keyword/s into the Tag field. To add multiple tags, separate different tags with a comma. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.
  5. If you want your tag to be visible only to you, select the checkbox adjacent to the Keep my tag private checkbox. Note: Public tags are visible to everyone. You must be logged in to your Trove account to add a private tag.
  6. Select Save.

Edit a tag

Tags cannot be edited. If you wish to edit a tag you should delete it and add a new one.


Delete a tag

If you find a tag that you believe is in breach of the Trove Terms of use please contact us and include a link to the item where it appears.

In a Trove item record

  1. Login to Trove with the account you used to create the tag.
  2. Go to the Trove work or item record that you have added the tag to.
  3. Scroll down to the Find out more on this topic... section.
  4. Select the small   that appears next to the tag that you wish to delete.
  5. Select OK to confirm.

In a newspaper or gazette article

  1. Login to Trove with the account you used to create the tag.
  2. Go to the article that you have added the tag to.
  3. While in the newspaper viewer, select Tags   from the sidebar on the left hand side of the screen.
  4. Select the small  x  that appears next to the tag.

Use tags with lists

Make your list more discoverable in a search by adding a tag to it. Only public lists can have tags that are visible to everyone.

To add a tag to your list:

  1. Login to your Trove account.
  2. Select your Trove USERNAME in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
  3. Select LISTS from the drop-down menu. You will be directed to the Lists section of your Trove profile.
  4. Select the list that you want to tag.
  5. In the Find out more on this topic... section on the right-hand side of the screen, select  +Add a tag.
  6. Select an option to make the note Public or PrivateNote: Public tags are visible to everyone.
  7. Enter tag keyword/s into the Tag field. To add multiple tags, separate different tags with a comma. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.
  8. Select Save.