Searching By Keywords

Enter the keyword terms you want to search by in the Keyword field at the bottom of the Your Search Terms pane. You can enter multiple keyword terms and you can use the following operators:

The full-text search capability of our database, MySQL, supports the following operators:
+ A leading plus sign indicates that this word must be present in every row returned.
- A leading minus sign indicates that this word must not be present in any row returned.
(no operator) By default (when neither + nor - is specified) this word must be present in every row returned.
( ) Parentheses are used to group words into subexpressions. Parenthesized groups can be nested.
* An asterisk is the truncation operator. Unlike the other operators, it should be appended to the word.
" " A phrase that is enclosed within double quote ('"') characters matches only rows that contain the phrase literally, as it was typed.

Note: GEMs sorts its results by Type, Title, Date, and Source. GEMs does not sort by "relevance." Therefore the typical "relevance" operators (<, >, ~, and no operator ) act the same as the + operator. In the future as the database grows larger we may add the ability to sort by relevance.

Further technical details about full text searching may be found ay the MySQL website.

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