- Choosing "More Results" (first button) will find any Infography pages that contain all the search words in at least one of the search boxes that you use. Choosing "Fewer Results" (second button) will find only Infography pages that contain all the search words in every search box that you use.
- For the most results, place only one word into any search box that you use. Placing more than one word into any search box creates an "AND MUST INCLUDE" search, and that box will find only results that include ALL words in the box.
- Search boxes in the left column ("FULL TEXT SEARCH") allow searches through the entire contents of Infography pages, including citations. Search boxes in the right column ("KEYWORD SEARCH") restrict searches to the subject headings and keywords of Infography pages, excluding citations.
- Search terms may be entered into any combination of boxes in the FULL TEXT SEARCH and/or KEYWORD SEARCH columns.
- Searches are not case sensitivecapitalization does not matter.
- To search for an exact phrase, use one of the FULL TEXT SEARCH boxes (left column) and enclose the phrase within quotation marks. The phrase must include exact punctuation and word spacing, but capitalization does not matter.
- To search for a URL (web site address), enclose the URL within quotation marks in one of the FULL TEXT SEARCH boxes (left column).
- The following special characters are reserved for use as search operators:
= ("equals" sign) @ ("at" symbol) * (asterisk) " " (quotation marks)
- Each search word will expand to include any suffix, because each word defaults to "begins with." Searching for John will find records containing John and records containing Johnson, Johnny, and John's. To deactivate this feature, use the = operator directly before the word. Searching for =John will find records containing John but not records containing Johnson, Johnny, or John's.
- Use the operator @ to take the place of exactly one unknown character. Searching for gr@y will find records containing either gray or grey.
- Use the operator * to take the place of any number of unknown characters. Searching for chris*s will find records containing Christmas, Christine's, or christies.
- Boolean operators (AND, AND NOT, OR, etc.) do not function as operators in this search. Likewise, plus and minus signs do not function as operators in this search and are likely to ruin the search.
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