How to do Boolean keyword searches
Searches are NOT CASE SENSITIVE. Enter one or more search terms as follows:
- All search terms must contain at least four characters (not counting any attached operators).
- To indicate that all items retrieved MUST CONTAIN A TERM, precede it with an addition operator ( + ). Example: +printmaking
- To indicate that all items retrieved MUST NOT CONTAIN A TERM, precede it with a subtraction operator ( - ). Example: +printmaking -watercolour
- To indicate that A TERM IS OPTIONAL (Boolean "or"), do not precede it with any operator. Example: printmaking watercolour
- A single word without an operator is treated as a required word; thus a search for "mural" is the same as a search for "+mural".
- A TERM MAY BE TRUNCATED by appending an asterisk ( * ) to the end of the truncated term. Example: watercolo*
- To SEARCH FOR A PHRASE, put the phrase in double-quotes. (You can use "+" and "-" with a phrase, but not "*".) Example: +"New York" +Canad*
- Hyphenated terms are treated as two separate terms. To search for a hyphenated term, treat it as a phrase. Example: "anti-art"
If search terms are entered in more than one Boolean search field on the same query form, the search will be performed as an "AND" search on the multiple fields.