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Keyword Searching

Keyword searches look for your search term anywhere in the field or fields you choose. For example, if you choose an "author" search, and look for "Brady," your results will include any author with the first, middle, or last name of Brady.
  • One result, "Brady, Taylor" - Brady is the last name.
  • Another result, "Udall, Brady" - Brady is the first name.
  • Another, different, result, "Woods, Kenneth B. (Kenneth Brady)," Brady is the middle name... You get the idea.
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