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Help - Wildcard Searches

To locate words, just type them in as you would in a word processor. Letter cases will be ignored.

Plurals and possessives or other forms of a particular word are automatically included in search results.

The wild-card character * (asterisk) may be used to match just the prefix of a word or to ignore the middle of something.

To locate a number of adjacent words in a specific order, surround them with " (double quotation) characters. Putting a - (hyphen) between words will also force order and one word proximity.

Query Finds
john john, John
government government, governments, governmental
"john public" john public
web-browser web browser, web-browser
John*Public John Public, John Q. Public
456*a*def 1-456-789-ABCDEF