Keyword searches allow you to find words and phrases in author names, titles subjects, notes and other fields. Keyword searching permits Boolean searching, adjacency and proximity searching and several truncation options.
|Adjacency||Multiple words are searched together as one phrase.
Example : world health organization
Words may be right-hand truncated using an asterisk. '*' for 1-5 characters, '**' for open-ended truncation, '?' to replace a single character anywhere within a word.
Examples : environment* polic*, comput**, wom?n
Use "and" or "or" to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use "and not" to exclude words.
Example : stocks and bonds
Example : (alaska or canada) and (adventure and not vacation)
Use "near" to specify words close to each other, in any order.
Example : california near university
A field limit causes the system to search only the specified field for the specified word(s).
Keyword search results are usually grouped by relevance to bring the most likely titles to the top of the list. Each group represents a similar level of relevance and results are sorted within the group by date or title. To get an ungrouped result set, use boolean operators to form a complex query.
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