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Keyword Search Help

This search looks for items with your search terms in the title, author, subject, and all other fields.

If you get too few results:
  • Think of synonyms for your search terms, and use or to add them to your search: Example: women or woman or female will find both Little Women and Wonder Woman
  • Use an asterisk ('*') to find multiple variations of a word: Example: teen* finds items with teen, teens, teenager, or teenagers.
If you get too many results:
  • Enclose search phrases in quotes:
    • "global warming"
  • Narrow the focus of your search with and:
    • Example: steroids and baseball will find only items with both terms

You can combine these strategies by putting different concepts on different rows.