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|Quick Search Operators|
You can greatly refine your Quick Search results using search operators. These search operators apply when using the Quick Search tool and Find Citation(s) in Word.
Online Search Operators depend on the data source. Refer to that data source's searching guidelines for details.
Details for each available search operator are provided below.
Quick Search Examples
+dinosaur +bird returns references containing both "dinosaur" and "bird"
+dinosaur -bird returns references containing "dinosaur" but not "bird"
dinosaur (+egg +fossil) returns references containing "dinosaur" or "egg" and "fossil"
paleo* returns references containing words starting with paleo, such as paleontology, paleontologist, paleontologists
"dinosaur egg" returns references containing the exact phrase "dinosaur egg"
Quick Search - A space between terms acts as an “OR” operator, returning references containing any of the words. Therefore, "dinosaur fossil" returns references containing dinosaur or fossil.
Cite While You Write Find Citation(s) - A space between terms acts as an “AND” operator, returning references containing any of the words. Therefore, "dinosaur fossil" returns references containing dinosaur and fossil.