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To use this search page, you can look for a single
word. Or, use the tips below to refine your search to find
more specific results.

- Look for a phrase.
Example - type science lectures to find the exact phrase science lectures. Since the search is not case-sensitive, this is equivalent to Science Lectures.

- Look for two or more words at once by using the AND operator.
Example - type science AND lectures to find documents that have both the word science and the word lectures anywhere.

- Look for words that are close to each other by using the NEAR operator instead of the AND operator. When you use NEAR, the closer together the words are, the higher the rank of the page, so the higher it appears in the list of search results.
Example - type science NEAR lectures to match documents where the word science is within 50 words of the word .

- Look for synonyms or similar words by using the OR operator. Note that if you don't use the OR operator and search using multiple words, the words are treated as a phrase.
Example - type lions OR tigers to find the word lions or the word tigers, but not necessarily both.

- Limit your search by using the AND NOT operator to exclude words.
Example - type surfing AND NOT the Internet to find all instances of surfing, as long as surfing is not followed by the phrase the Internet.

- Use double quotes if you want to use AND, OR, NOT, or
NEAR literally. <br>
Example - type <b>"shops near museums"</b> to find documents
with the phrase <i>shops near museums.</i> Without the double
quotes, this query would use the NEAR operator instead of
the phrase.

- Use a single asterisk (*) to look for words that begin with the same letters.
Example - type key* to find key, keying, keyhole, keyboard, and so on.

- Use a double asterisk (**) to look for all forms of a word.
Example - type fly** to match fly, flew, flown, and flying.

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