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How To Search: Type words into the entry box that you want to
search for, then click [Search].
Word: Just type one or more words to find any of the words. [ Find
ANY ] is the usual default.
Words: Type more than one word and select [ Find ALL ] to find all
of the words.
Or you can use Booleans (see below).
"..." You can search for exact phrases by surrounding them in double
quotes. Or you can just type the words and select [ Find EXACT phrase
]. Punctuation must be the same to be found between words, for example
Operators: + - Use + in front of each word or a quoted phrase that
Use - in front of each word that you want to exclude.
Expressions: AND OR NOT ( )Use AND, OR, NOT, (, and ) to form a
Boolean expression. AND requires, OR allows, NOT excludes.
Use double quotes to protect the words "and", "or", or "not" in a
|| Gets the documents with
| 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'
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] .
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The CCFHA web site originally created by Jeff Owens (CCFHA Member M-260).
This page updated
03 Dec 2011
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