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eMuseum Network supports searching of one or more terms in a field. If more than one term is included in the search, the terms can be separated by logical operators.

A Term may be a single word such as "Matador" or a phrase such as "Adoration of the Magi". Phrases have to be enclosed in double quotation marks. Punctuation and noise words (such as a, and, or, the) are ignored inside a phrase.

Logical Operators include AND, OR, AND NOT.

Two terms separated by AND indicates that the record has to contain both words. For example:

returns objects which have both words in the medium field such as "oil on canvas" or "oil and gold leaf on canvas".

Two terms separated by OR indicates that the record has to contain one of the words. For example:

returns objects which have either of these words in the credit line field.

Two terms separated by AND NOT mean that document has to have first word and does not have second word. For example:

returns objects where the medium might be "oil on linen" or "oil and gold leaf on panel" but does not return objects that contain the word "canvas" anywhere in the medium field.

You can search for a term that starts with a word or part of a word (sequence of characters) followed by an asterisk. For example:

returns objects with any of following words such as "excavated" and "excavation" in the description field.

Note: in the previous example, the search text must be enclosed in double quotes.

Search conditions and operators are not case sensitive. Application processes any single quotation mark as part of search criteria and automatically escapes it by second single quotation mark. Application normalizes condition string. It will replace multiple white spaces with single one. This normalization applies to phrases as well.

The Does not contain operator has the same syntactical rules as contains except that eMuseum Network returns records that don't contain the search text.

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