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|Income AND Labour
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|Income NOT Labour
|Excludes a term (labour).|
|Default for search is AND
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There is no space after the "+" or "-" operators
|" "||"income in Canada"||Quotes are used to tell the search engine which terms must be found together in the document.|
|?||appl? -> apple and apply||A wildcard, ? is used to replace a single character in the search term.|
|*||immigr* -> immigration, immigrated, immigrating, immigrant, immigrants.
*cipl* -> principle and discipline
|A wildcard, * is used to replace any number of characters in the search term.|
|A wildcard can be in any position in a word
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|Double vertical bars|
|||||environment || labour||The relevance of results can be controlled via a double vertical bar. Terms to the right of the vertical bar are considered for relevance ranking.|
|Metadata field searches|
|title||title:"Perspectives on Labour and Income"||Provides a title search.|
|date||date:2009-06-09||Provides a date search.
(Must be in YYYY-MM-DD format)
|There is no space after the colon.|
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