1) AND search (default)

To return documents which contain all the words, insert the AND operator between the words, e.g.:

freedom AND economics

2) OR search

To return documents which contain any of the words, insert the OR operator between the words, e.g.:

freedom OR economics

3) NOT search (a.k.a., AND NOT)

To eliminate documents which contain a certain word, insert the NOT operator before the word, e.g.:

freedom NOT fighter

4) Phrase search (" ")

To return documents which contain a phrase (spaces and punctuation included), surround the words with double quotes (" "), e.g.:

"economic freedom"

5) * as a wildcard

To return documents which contain words that begin with the word fragment, e.g.:

free*

6) NEAR (a.k.a., ~)

To return documents which contain words in close proximity, e.g.:

economic NEAR freedom
economic ~ freedom

7) Combination search

The above rules may be combined to create a more advanced search statement, e.g.:

"economic freedom" AND Michigan

8) No Parentheses

Parentheses, ( and ), are not supported.

9) Partial Words Search Limitations

Partial Words search does not support the NOT, NEAR, nor * wildcard features.

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