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How To Search: Type a search with the words that you are looking for in the entry box, then click [Search].

Capitalization doesn't matter. The ranked results will come from a total match on the words and phrases which you supply, so try to think of several specific terms for your topic and spell them correctly.

It may help to include important plurals and derived words too, like [address addresses contact contacting information]

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

All Words: Type more than one word and select [Search 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 [Search EXACT].

Boolean Operators: Use a plus sign [+] in front of each word or a quoted phrase that you require. Use a minus sign [-] in front of each word that you want to exclude. Use AND, OR, NOT, 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:

Type of Query:
Search Results:
stock market

'stock' or 'market'
or both

"stock market" the phrase 'stock market'
+stock +market 'stock' and 'market'
+stock -market 'stock' but not 'market'
+president -"United States" 'president' but not 'United States'
(stock OR market) AND NOT president 'stock' or 'market', and without 'president'

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