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Guidelines for effective searching

Do not use Boolean commands such as and, or, or not.

Single word search instructions:

  1. Type the word for which you want to search (do not use quotation marks).
  2. Click on the issue you’re interested in, and a PDF file will open.
  3. Navigate through all instances of the word with the right-side search list.
  4. You can do a search within that issue by clicking on 'New Search'.

String of words search instructions:

  1. Type the string of words for which you want to search with quotes (e.g., "Mennonites in Canada"). A list of issues will appear.
  2. Click on the issue you're interested in, and a PDF file will open.
    (All instances of the words in "Mennonites in Canada" will appear on the right-side search list including instances of each single word).
  3. To properly search for the string (e.g., "Mennonites in Canada") in that issue, click on 'New Search'.
  4. Remove the quotes from the string, check the whole words only box, and click 'Search'.
  5. Navigate through all instances of the phrase with the right-side search list.

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Note: other features of the search tool are at the bottom-right of the screen: Done, Save and View…, and Find a Word.

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