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How To Search: Type words into the entry box that you want to search for, then click the Search button.

Any Word: Just type one or more words to find any of the words. [ Find ANY ] is the usual default.

All Words: Type more than one word and select [ Find ALL ] to find all of the words.
Or you can use Booleans (see below).

Exact Phrase: "..." You can search for exact phrases by surrounding them in double quotes. Or you can just type the words and select [ Find EXACT phrase ]. Punctuation must be the same to be found between words, for example "Smith, John"

Boolean Operators: + -
Use + in front of each word or a quoted phrase that you require.
Use - in front of each word that you want to exclude.

Boolean Expressions: AND OR NOT ( )
Use AND, OR, NOT, (, and ) to form a Boolean expression. AND requires, OR allows, NOT excludes.
Use double quotes to protect the words "and", "or", or "not" in a phrase.

Examples:

 Query 

 Gets the documents with 

 handheld device

 'handheld' or 'device' or both 

 "handheld device" 

 the phrase 'handheld device' 

 +handheld +device

 'handheld' and 'device' 

 +handheld -device

 'handheld' but not 'device' 

 +wireless -"LAN" 

 'wireless' but not 'LAN' 

 (wireless OR LAN) AND NOT handheld 

 'wireless' or 'LAN', and without 'handheld ' 

 

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