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Search Syntax

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  • Single-character and multi-character wildcards are supported:

  • Add a tilde (~) to search for terms if you are unsure of the spelling:

  • Use double quotes for greater precision:

    "happy cat"
  • You can use logical operators in your search terms:

    beans OR cheese
    beans AND cheese
    beans NOT cheese
  •  You can group terms:

    (beans or cheese) NOT rice

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