Please note that these videos were made before the most recent updates to the website. In particular, the website menu structure has been amended and is no longer exactly as shown in the videos. However, the videos still accurately represent how the visualisation and search facilities work, so we have decided to retain them at this point.

Pathways into the data

  1. Visualisation
  2. Browse Function
  3. Search Function


This video shows a user following the visualisation from the Metaphor Map of English page to the most detailed information, including different views of the data. It also includes a look at direct links from the data to the Historical Thesaurus and use of the History, How to cite and Download features.


This video shows a user navigating the categories using the Browse function.

This video shows a user searching for various terms and finding the correct location in the Metaphor Map categories.