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AdjacencyWords can be searched as a phrase by enclosing them in double quotation marks.
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ProximityWords can be searched within a specified range of each other using proximity operators. Use a '~#' after an adjacency search, as above, to specify words within # words of each other, in any order.
Example : "art therapy"~5 [finds 'art' and 'therapy' within 5 words of each other]
TruncationWords may be right-hand truncated using an asterisk. '*' for 1-5 characters, '**' for open-ended truncation, '?' to replace a single character anywhere within a word.
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Results will appear in up to 5 groups. Each group is ordered by date unless title or relevance is selected from the Sorted By menu.
To deactivate ranked results select: Author, Title, Subject, or Note, from the Any Field drop down menu.
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(e.g. Network Design).
Highly relevantThe search phrase appears in the sub-title (e.g. Broadband powerline communications networks : network design).
Very relevantThe search phrase is in the contents, series notes, or subject headings (e.g. Green infrastructure : linking landscapes and communities which has the phrase "network design" in the table of contents).
RelevantThe Boolean AND pulls words from the search phrase in the primary title and/or sub-title (e.g. Network architecture and design: a field guide for IT consultants​).
Other relevantThe Boolean AND pulls the words from the search phrase from anywhere in the record (e.g. Network programming in .NET which has "network" in the title and "design" in one of the subjects).

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