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About EthicShare Search

Keyword Search and Booleans

EthicShare keyword searches are, by default, boolean "AND" searches, meaning that all your terms must appear in each record in the result. But you can specify your own boolean operators "AND," "OR" or "NOT" (must be capitalized) to override this behavior. You can also use quotation marks, parenthesis, and plus/minus signs to narrow or broaden searches. For example:


EthicShare automatic stems words in its search index, which means that a search on “wrong motivation” will find records containing such variants as “wrongful” and “motivational” as well as exact matches.

Advanced Search

Focus searches further and find specific items with the "advanced search" feature.

More Information

For more information on how the EthicShare keyword search works see the search help page.