|Connectors||Use "AND" or "OR" to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use "AND NOT " to exclude words. "And" is assumed.
Example : china and taiwan
Example : china or taiwan
Example : china and not taiwan
|Wildcards||Retrieve the various endings of a word, or alternate spellings, with wildcard characters:
|Adjacency||"And" is assumed between words. Place phrases in quotes.
Example : "let us build us a city"
|Proximity||Use "near" to specify words close to each other, in any order.
Use "within #" to specify how closely two words must occur together.
Example : arkansas near university
Example :folk within 5 music
|Nesting||Use parentheses () to group together similar concepts in a search.
Example : (women or gender) and (russia* or soviet)
|Field limits||Use field tags to limit your search to words found only in specific parts of the citation. Field tags are:
Example : s:world war and t:arkansas
Example : n:cambridge and a:stephens
Example : t:birds and a:james