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EXAMPLES

ADJACENCY

The order of words matters. Multiple words are searched together as one phrase.

spanish civil war
mass in b minor
consumer spending
hip hop

OPERATORS

Use Operators (AND, OR, AND NOT) to override Adjacency.

 

Use AND or OR to search the words in any order.

travel and cape cod
fashion or apparel

Use AND NOT to exclude words.

radiation and not nuclear

Use parentheses () to group words together when using more than one operator.

dakota and not (north or south)

PROXIMITY

Use NEAR to find words in any order within 10 words of each other

internet near security

Use WITHIN # to specify a smaller distance

corporate within 3 espionage

TRUNCATION and WILDCARDS

Use wildcards to replace letters in a word.

?, *, **

Use a question mark ? to replace a single letter in the word.

wom?n

Use an asterisk * to replace up to five letters at the asterisk's position.

encyclop*dia

Use a double asterisk ** to replace any number of letters.

huck** finn

  Use * or ** to search on limits only. * + Publisher: perishable press

FIELDS

Use field abbreviations to search a specific part of the catalog record.

a:niet*che and t:zarathustra

Fields available for this database are a:[author], t:[title], s:[subject],

t:lincoln and s:fiction

and n:[notes and any other indexed fields]

s:roosevelt and n:scribners

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