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Example: For a work titled, Genealogy of the Henderson Family, enter "Genealogy of the Henderson Family"
Use AND, OR, NOT (capitalized) between search terms.
Example: (Abe OR Abraham) AND Lincoln results will show works with Abe Lincoln and Abraham lincoln
Use the asterisk to replace one or more characters.
Examples: Roma* search results will show, Romans and Romaine
Anders*n search results will show Anderson and Andersen
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