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Search Tips

Keyword search looks for any or all of the words you type anywhere in the full-text of the item or its descriptive information (title, source, etc.)  Items that contain all the words you type will appear first in the search results, and items containing fewer words will appear farther down in the list.

By default, the search will use "and" to connect multiple terms together, so a search on "foo bar" will locate anything that has "foo" and "bar" anywhere in the record.

Phrase Searching

You can search for phrases by enclosing the phrase in double quotes:  "native american" will find any item that has the phrase "native american" anywhere in the record.

Spelling

The digital collections search won't auto-correct spelling or offer spelling alternatives.  So your search may fail if you mis-spell a term.  Check your spelling!