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Wildcards: Words may be right-hand
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'*' for 1-5 characters,
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art** [finds artificial, artillery]
Boolean Operators: Use "and" or
"or" to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use "and
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Example : stocks and bonds
Example : (alaska or canada) and (adventure and not vacation)
Use "near" to specify words close to each other, in any order.
Example : art near therapy
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relevance and results are sorted within the group by date or title. To get an
ungrouped result set, use boolean operators to form a complex query.
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