- Multiple words in one search box are searched as if you had put an
andboolean operator between them. If you wish to search for the words as a phrase, enclose them in quotes.
- Wildcard Characters
- A question mark
?matches any single character in any position beyond the second character. A search for
ba?will work, but
b?will not return any results.
- Use a single asterisk
*to represent up to 50 characters in any position beyond the third character if it is the last character or the fourth character if it is inside a string. A search for
barr*erwill work, but
*barwill not return any results.
- Searches that include Latin characters with diacritical marks (e.g., ñ, ö, è) will only retrieve records with that diacritical form of the character. The characters are indexed as both their diacritical form and ASCII equivalent form, so you can retrieve records with and without the diacritical form by searching on the ASCII equivalent. Characters without a reasonable ASCII equivalent will only search as themselves.
orto specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use
notto exclude words. Parentheses group words together when using Boolean operators.
~nto specify words within
nnumber of words of each other, in any order. Surround your string in quotation marks. Proximity cannot be combined with wildcards or Boolean operators.
- Reserved Words
- To search for the operators
notas words, enclose them in quotes or enter them before or after other search terms.