Search Tips

* Truncation
Use * (asterisk) to truncate words. nation* will retrieve nation, nations, national, etc.
+ AND operator
Use + (plus sign) on the beginning of a word it the word MUST appear in the search results (i.e. +African +American)
- NOT operator
Use - (minus sign) on the beginning of a word if you do not want the word to appear in the results. -Underground +Railroad will retrieve results with the work "railroad" but not the word "underground."
Default search
If you do not use an operator, the search will default to OR. Drugs Medicine will retreive records with the word "drugs" or the word "medicine" (or both words).
Phrase Searching
To search an exact phrase, surround it in double quotes, i.e. "Artillery at Gettysburg."