BBIH Help - Table of contents 2.3 Words and phrases

If you enter multiple words into a search box the software will look for all of the words that you have entered wherever they occur in the appropriate field (or in the record as a whole, if you are using Search anywhere), irrespective of the order in which they occur. For example, entering the words suburbs challenge in Title contains will return the record with the title 'Government in early modern London : the challenge of the suburbs'.

To search for an exact phrase, place it in double inverted commas, e.g. "The challenge of the suburbs" . You will notice that, when you select terms from the Auto-complete or Browse lists, they appear with inverted commas around them for this reason.

If you include the words and, or or not, the software will not search for them, but will treat them as Boolean operators, unless you include them as part of a phrase enclosed in inverted commas, e.g. "Crisis and continuity". You can learn more about Boolean operators: 2.4.3.