|Search Tips||This search...||retrieves records with:|
Default. Multiple words are searched together as one phrase.
|toxic waste||"toxic waste" in any indexed field (title, author, subject, notes).|
|september song||"september song" in any indexed field (title, author, subject, notes).|
Allows searching for different endings of a word. Use a single asterisk * to match up to 5 characters. Use a double asterisk ** to match any number of characters.
|nation*||nation, nations, national, nationhood, etc.|
|nation**||nation, nations, national, nationhood, nationalities, nationalizing, nationalization, etc.|
AND requires that both terms be present. OR allows that either term be present. AND NOT excludes the second term. Use parentheses to group combined terms.
|ceylon or sri lanka||"sculpture" and "asia, asian/s, asiatic, etc."|
|ceylon or sri lanka||either "ceylon" or the phrase "sri lanka", or both|
|brunswick and not new||"brunswick" but not "new" (i.e., not New Brunswick)|
|(france or italy) and baroque||either "france" or "italy" AND also "baroque"|
Use NEAR to specify words within 10 words of each other in the same field (e.g., title, subject, etc.). Use WITHIN # to specify terms which occur within # words of each other anywhere in the record.
|embryo* near develop*||"embryo, etc." and "develop, etc." within 10 words of each other in the same field|
|dream* within 5 interpret*||"interpret, etc." and "dream, etc." within 5 words of each other|
Specify which fields to search using field abbreviation. Fields available for this search option are a: (author), t: (title), d: (subject), and n: (note). Truncation (*) cannot be used in field searching.
|t:bible and d:interpretation||titles that contain "bible" and subjects that contain "interpretation"|
|d:shelley and not d:percy||subjects that contain "shelley" but not "percy" (i.e. Mary Shelley)|
|a:bach and t:565||authors that contain "bach" and titles that contain "565" (i.e. BWV 565)|
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