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    Case:
    The search engine is case insensitive so the query "Literacy Program" will return the same results as "literacy program".

    Phrase Search:
    You can search for an exact phrase by enclosing it in quotation marks. The query, "literacy program" will only return documents containing "literacy program".

    Boolean Searches:
    The query, literacy AND NOT program will return documents containing "literacy" but not "program".
    The query, literacy AND program will return documents containing the words "literacy" and "program".
    The query, literacy OR program will return documents containing "information" and also documents containing "program".
    The query (procedures and literacy) or nehs will return documents containing either "nehs" or the words "procedures" and "literacy".

    Proximity Searches:
    The query, literacy NEAR program will return documents containing the word "literacy" NEAR the word "program".

    Exceptions:

    'Noise' words:
    These are common words such as: a, an, and, as and others. These words will be ignored by the search engine unless they are part of a Boolean (see below) search.

    Punctuation marks:
    Punctuation marks such as: ; (semicolon), : (colon), . (full stop/period), , (comma) and others are ignored by the search engine.

    Special Characters:
    To use specially treated characters such as &, |, ^, #, @, $, (, ), in a query, enclose your query in quotation marks (").

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