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For This Type of Search: Do This: Examples:
Plain-English Question Simply type a phrase or question that expresses the idea or concept. Use as many words as necessary. thoroughbred racing in Kentucky
  Where can I find information about thoroughbred racing in Kentucky?
Phrase Search Type the phrase enclosed in double quotes. "Kentucky Derby"
AND Search (multiple words and phrases, each of which must be present) Use a plus sign (+) in front of each word or phrase that must appear in the results. Alternatively, you can use AND (full caps required) between the words or phrases.
 +racing +"Churchill Downs"
racing AND "Churchill Downs"

OR Search (multiple words and phrases, any one of which may be present) Type words or phrases separated by a space. Alternatively, you can use OR (full caps required) between each word or phrase.
 Derby Preakness
Derby OR Preakness

NOT Search (to exclude a word or phrase) Use a minus sign (-) directly in front of the word or phrase you want to exclude from your results. (Note that there's no space between the minus sign and the search word.) "horse race" –Derby
 Or use NOT or AND NOT (all caps) in front of the word or phrase you want to exclude.
 "horse race" NOT Derby
"horse race" AND NOT Derby

Case-Sensitive Search Not available.  
Date Search Not available.  
Field Search Not available.  
Nested Search Use parentheses to group Boolean expressions into more complex queries. racing AND (horse OR thoroughbred)
Proximity Search Not available.  
Wildcard Search Not available.  



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