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Documents containing any of the words that you enter will be returned or searches may be further narrowed through the use of "special" characters. The table below provides some common examples:

Single Word




A Single Word search will return documents containing the word.


bill clinton An Accrue search will return all documents containing any of the words given.



"on error"

A Phrase search-enclosed in quotes-will return documents containing instances of the exact string only. The given phrase must appear in documents together and in the exact order.

Wildcard *ful ful* *ful*

A Wildcard search will return documents containing the word or letters provided plus any combination of letters in place of the asterisk. (i.e. text in blue replaces the asterisk in the example: beauti-ful ; ful-fill ; art-ful-ly)



+bill +hillary
+clinton -gore

A Boolean search returns documents containing words under conditional criteria. A word preceded by a plus (+) indicates that the word provided is mandatory to any documents returned; while a minus (-) returns only those documents that do NOT contain the word that follows it.

NOTE: Minus (-) takes precedence over plus (+).

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