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1. Enter Word(s)
(A single word can be used with any search type.)

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3. Select Search Type
Implicit Combination search
Enter one or more words separated by commas for an implicit OR.
Example: goat, cart retrieves records with Goat Island, cart, goat cart
Explicit Combination search
Enter words, separated by
& for AND
| (pipe) for OR
~ (tilde) for NOT
Example: Horses & New & York retrieves Horses--New York
Proximity search
Enter words, in any order, separated by commas, that are contained within eight words of the text.
Example: edward, britain retrieves Edward VII. King of Great Britain.
Phrase search
Enter the words of a phrase in the correct order.
Example: Brooklyn bridge retrieves Brooklyn Bridge
Case-sensitive and truncated search.
Enter any number of upper- and/or lower-case characters of a phrase.
Example: rooklyn Brid retrieves Brooklyn Bridge