Answered By: Josh Denby
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2017     Views: 60

Click on the "Modify Search" button at the top of the page to narrow your search:

The "Modify Search" button will retain your values while redirecting you to the Advanced Search page.

The pull down boxes to the right of the search boxes allow you to combine terms with "And", "Or", and "Not."

To narrow your search, you can use any of the options listed below:

"AND" - Combines your terms together to perform a search. For example: "Diamonds" AND "Africa" will search for items that contain both of these terms within an items record.

"AND NOT" - Searches for your first term while excluding items containing your second term.

"NEAR" - Used to retrieve records that contain the specified words or phrases within ten words of each other in the same indexed field. For example, "international" NEAR "conference" will retrieve items that have the word "international" appearing within ten words of the word "conference."

"WITHIN" - Used to retrieve records that contain the specified words or phrases within a proximity you choose. "WITHIN" is similar to NEAR, but allows you to specify the maximum number of words that may appear between the specified words. For example, "fractal" WITHIN 3 "geometry" would find items that have the word "fractal" appearing within three words of geometry.

You can also choose to search for your terms as phrases by using quotation marks. For example, "ship channel" will search these terms exactly as typed. 


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