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Q. Why am I getting more or less results in Library Search for different search queries?
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If you enter 8 or less words in Library Search, all must match in the search results (with some exceptions noted below).
If you enter more than 8 words in Library Search, all minus one word or as few as 90% of the words will also match in the results.  For example, if you searched for art history modern painting united states of america 1950, you would find matches for art history modern painting united states of america, history modern painting united states of america 1950, etc..
In some cases, Library Search will also look for variants of a word. For example, if you search books, Library Search will also return results for book
For further information, please visit our FAQs: How do I execute an exact search in Library Search? or I'm getting too many results in the Library Search. How do I refine my search to what I'm looking for?
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The article searches in Library Search are powered by the Ex Libris Central Discovery Index (CDI). Learn more about advanced search and ranking features on the Ex Libris Knowledge Center site.
For further information, please visit our FAQ: How do I find articles?
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