Skyworks-Stock uses advanced search systems to match your query with our collection. Note that this works word by word, unless you use quotation marks. So Lake District as a search string will return the best matches for Lake and District (and both), but not necessarily together. “Lake District” will search for that phrase.
You can also use “+” and “-” to indicate mandatory or prohibited words. ‘+castle +wales’ will return clips with both castle and wales in them (ie, castles in wales!). ‘+castles +wales -Beaumaris’ would give you clips where ‘Wales’ and ‘Castles’ appeared in the metadata, but not ‘Beaumaris’ – ie all welsh castles except Beaumaris. Do note that occasionally the wiki keywords mean that exceptions may occur (see below).
Our search system will try to match your search with our keywords, but remember you can also use the map search if you are looking for a specific geographic location.
Skyworks search also interrogates thousands of keywords derived from Wikipedia entries. So, for instance, you could search for “landfill reuse” and this will show you Mount Trashmore, or “16th-century coastal artillery fort” and you will see clips of Deal Castle in the UK (which is one).