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- Searches are not
Capitals are used
here for clarity.
ANDNOT are operators that make a search
AND Sherman retrieves
documents in which the words John and Sherman both
in the document, but may not be together.
OR probate returns
documents containing either word.
ANDNOT King retrieves
documents that contain the word Philip but not the
word King (to
eliminate King Philip's War).
- An asterisk *
can be added to the end of
(not the beginning or
middle) as a wildcard to broaden your search.
words beginning with Richards, including Richards,
etc. Use in place of an S to search for singular
and plural forms: deed*
will find both deed and deeds.
- Search for
phrases by enclosing search
quotation marks. "John
Sherman" (with quotes) retrieves
where the word
John appears next to the word Sherman. However,
John Sherman with
a middle name or initials will not be found.
quotes) finds documents where either the word John or
word Sherman appears.
- Use parentheses
( ) to group search
and to ensure the search
is done correctly. Otherwise, operators execute from left to right.
OR Phillip) AND (Sherman
OR Shearman) This search
either spelling of Philip and either spelling of
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