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Type the keyword you want to find. For example:
  • good to great
  • Indian cooking

Keyword Search Tips
Adjacency Words can be searched as a phrase by enclosing them in double quotation marks.
Example : "physician assisted suicide"
Wildcards Words may be right-hand truncated using an asterisk. '*' for 1-5 characters, '**' for open-ended truncation, '?' to replace a single character anywhere within a word.
Examples : environment* polic*, comput**, wom?n
Boolean Operators Use "and" or "or" to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use "and not" to exclude words.
Example : constitution and religion
Example : (first amendment or constitution) and (speech and not religion)
Proximity Operators Use "near" to specify words close to each other, in any order.
Example : climate near change
Field Limits A field limit causes the system to search only the specified field (Author, Subject, Title) for the specified word(s).
Example : a:spurlock and s:food
Example : a:pelzer and t:boy

Ranked Results
About Keyword search results are ranked by relevancy. This is intended to bring the best results to the top.
Results will appear in up to 5 groups. Each group is ordered by date unless title or relevance is selected from the "Sorted By" menu.
To deactivate ranked results select: Author, Title, Subject, or Note, from the "Any Field" drop down menu.
Most Relevant The very small number of titles where the primary title contains the search as a phrase.
(e.g. Small Business Management).
Highly Relevant The search phrase appears in the sub-title .
(e.g. Performance measures for growing businesses: a practical guide to small business management).
Very Relevant The search phrase is in the contents, series notes, or subject headings.
(e.g. The Foundations of small business enterprise which has the phrase "small business management" as a subject heading).
Relevant The Boolean AND pulls words from the search phrase in the primary title and/or sub-title.
(e.g. Smart financial management: the essential reference for the successful small business).
Other Relevant The Boolean AND pulls the words from the search phrase from anywhere in the record.
(e.g. Raising venture capital for the serious entrepreneur which has "management" in the contents notes and "small business" in one of the subjects).

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