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Exact Phrase

Use quotation marks to search for an exact phrase, otherwise each search term will be searched using AND.
Example: "United States Supreme Court"


Words may be right-hand truncated using an asterisk. Use a single asterisk * to truncate from 1-5 characters. Use a double asterisk ** for open-ended truncat ion.
environment* polic*
fyodor dost**


Use "and" or "or" to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use "and not" to exclude words. Parentheses group words together when using Boolean operators. (annotated bibliography) and child*
(alaska or canada) and (adventure and not vacation)


Use "near" to specify words close to each other, in any order. Use "within #" to specify terms which occur within # words of each other in the record. California near university
america within 3 econom*


Specify fields to search, using field abbreviation. Fields available for this database are a: (author), t: (title), s: (subject), and N: (note.) (a:twain) and (t:huck*)
(a:united and a:states) and (s:handicapped or s:disabled)