- Make sure all words are spelled correctly.
- Try different and/or more general keywords.
- Try fewer keywords.
Multiple words are searched for anywhere in the author, subject, title content fields and notes in any order.
- United States supreme court
- court supreme United States
Words may be right-hand truncated using an asterisk.
- environment* polic*
- fyodor dost*
Use "and" or "or" to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use "and not" to exclude words. Parentheses group words together when using Boolean operators.
- "annotated bibliography" and child*
- alaska and not vacation
Use "near" to specify words close to each other, in any order. Use "within #" to specify terms which occur within # words of each other in the record.
- California near university
- america within 3 econom*
Specify fields to search, using field abbreviation. Fields available for this database are a: (author), t: (title), s: (subject), and n: (note).
- a:twain and t:huck*
- a:united and a:states and (s:handicapped or s:disabled)