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Adjacency    Multiple words are searched together as one phrase, except in the case of least relevant results (see Results Ranking tab) where the word AND is placed                      between keywords.
   Example : world health organization
Wildcards    Words may be right-hand truncated using an asterisk, '*' for open-ended truncation, '?' to replace a single character anywhere within a word.
   Examples : environment* polic*, inter**, wom?n
Boolean Operators    Use "and" or "or" to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use "and not" to exclude words.
   Example : stocks and bonds 
   Example : (alaska or canada) and (adventure and not vacation)
Proximity Operators    Use "near" to specify words close to each other, in any order.
   Example : california near university
Field limits    A field limit causes the system to search only the specified field for the specified word(s).
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