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Phrases and Proximity


  • Put quotation marks around terms to be searched as a phrase:

        "distance learning"
        "gold standard"
  • Consider using quotes for titles:

        "lord jim"
        "call of the wild"

  • The single character truncation (?) and multi-character truncation (*) symbols do not work within phrases.

Proximity (Keyword searches & Advanced (Boolean) in Basic Search menu)

  • To do a proximity search, put search terms in quotation marks, followed by the tilde "~" symbol and a number.

        "william buckley"~2 finds william and buckley within 2 words of each other.

        "william f buckley"~3 finds william and f andbuckley within 3 word/values of each other.

        "man miracles"~5 finds man and miracles within 5 words of each other.
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