Searching is not case sensitive. It is not necessary to use capital letters when typing search terms.
Do not include articles at the beginning of a title search. For example, when searching for a book titled "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, " enter the title in the following form:
decline and fall of the roman empire
Keyword searches may be limited at the beginning of a search by language, location of library and year of publication. Searchers can display results by date published, relevance or alphabetical order. Logical operators must be used to connect terms. The table below also appears directly below the keyword search screen in Maine Info Net.
Words may be right-hand truncated using an asterisk. Use a single asterisk * to truncate from 1-5 characters. Use a double asterisk ** for open-ended truncation. environment* polic*
Use "and" or "or" to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use "and not" to exclude words. Parentheses group words together when using Boolean operators.
(annotated bibliography) and child*
(alaska or canada) and (adventure not vacation)
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