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Below is a list of different search types that can be used to refine and improve your search results.

Operator Example
Finds documents containing...
oil painting
the word oil and the word painting
oil OR watercolor
either the word oil or the word watercolor
landscape OR seascape AND painting
the word painting and either landscape or seascape
"carved wood"
the exact phrase carved wood
bronze -figure
the word bronze but NOT the word figure. (Single -not query is not allowed)
art*
words beginning with art such as artwork, artists and articles
*work
words ending with work such as artwork, brushwork and needlework
*pass*
words containing pass such as passion, compass and Capassinni
(w1 w2 w3) OR (w4 w5)
a combination of either w1, w2 and w3 OR w4 and w5
((w1 w2 w3) OR (w4 w5)) AND "w6 w7"
a combination of either w1, w2 and w3 OR w4 and w5 AND the phrase w6 w7