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Full Text Search

How do I get there?

You can access the Full Text Search page by clicking the Full Text Search link on the Search Options Page, accessible from the Search icon on the AABD Home Page.

If you are currently using Profile Search, you can move to Full Text Search by clicking the Search Full Text icon on the Toolbar.

If you have already executed a Full Text Search, you can return to the Search page by clicking the Refine Search icon on the Toolbar. Your original search terms will be preserved in the Search form.

Where can I go from there?

From the Profile Search page, you can use the Toolbar to open the Search Tips page, consult general information about AABD, clear the Search form, move to the Profile Search or return to the AABD Home Page.

What can I do there?

Full Text Search allows you to search across the full text of the Biographical Sources included in AABD. You can perform a Full Text Search using a combination of the All Keyword and Source fields.

To conduct a search, either type the required search terms (individual words or phrases) into the All Keyword search box or select them from the browse index. You can also limit your full text search to a certain book, by selecting it from the Source field. A customize search results option enables you to specify the way in which results are retrieved.

In the Search page, you can combine search terms using Boolean and proximity searching and search for variations on search terms using truncation.

When you have finished making your selections, click Search. The Summary of Matches page will appear displaying the results of your search.

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