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Search Operators
Operator Function Example
? Single-character wildcard c?re matches core and care, but not chore
* Multi-character wildcard c*re matches core and care and also chore
~ Matches similar words farm~ matches farm, form and dorm
"" Phrase "paint brush" matches documents where paint and brush are next to each other
""~ Proximity Search "paint brush"~10 matches documents where paint and brush are within 10 words of each other
^ Term Booster paint^ brush matches paint or brush, but places more relevence on paint
OR, || Boolean OR paint OR brush matches documents containing either paint or brush
AND, && Boolean AND paint AND brush matches documents containing either paint and brush, but not necessarily next to each other
+ Required paint +brush matches documents containing brush and optionally paint
NOT, ! Exclude Terms paint NOT brush matches documents containing paint but not brush
- Prohibit Terms paint -brush matches documents containing paint but not brush
() Group Terms (paint AND brush) OR easel matches documents containing paint and brush or easel
\ Special Characters \(paint brush\) matches documents containing (paint)