Using basic search
Basic search is the simplest search type. Use it when you
only need to find a single word or phrase.
|The basic search query form.|
To use the basic form ...
- Enter a term or phrase in the text box. Multiple words will
be treated as a literal string, not separately in an "any
word" or "all words" sense. To search for multiple
terms in an "any" or "all" sense, use the
boolean search. Use an asterisk with a word stem to find variations
on the word (e.g., searching for civ* will match civ, civil,
civic, and civilian.). All other punctuation will be ignored.
- Use the pulldown "Search in" menu to select an area of the
text to search within.
- To further limit the scope of the search, add words or word
phrases in the "Limit to:" boxes and select a bibliographic
field (e.g., author, title) from the appropriate field menu.
- Click the "search " button to submit the query.