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  1. Quick Search searches all terms you have entered, without the need to use AND.  For example: "Russian modern art" will find items that contain all 3 terms.
  2. By default, the Quick Search searches through the full text of documents (if available).  This may cause a large number of results, and not all are relevant to your subject.  Results are returned in a relevancy ranked order.
  3. To improve the relevancy of your search results, enclose phrases in "quotation marks".  For example:  "landscape painting" or "Brooklyn Bridge"
  4. Include the apostrophe.  For example, use "Swann's Way" rather than "Swanns Way"
  5. To find variant endings for a word, use the * asterisk (truncation symbol.)  For example:  artist* finds artist, artists, artistic
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  8. You can refine a search by limiting to Language. However, be aware that many English language articles have not been tagged as English, so will be missing from your search results.
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