DIGITAL ARCHIVES SEARCH TIPS
Doing a search in the
IF YOU TYPE IN YOU WILL FIND RECORDS CONTAINING:
letter train the words letter and train
Belgium OR Poland either
letter –train the word letter but NOT the word train
starting with the letters pol, such as
politics, political, pollution, etc.
“soldiers viewing bodies” the exact phrase soldiers viewing bodies (quotation marks
MORE ABOUT SEARCHING:
Searches in the Digital Archives are NOT case sensitive. For example, searches for mauthausen, Mauthausen, and MAUTHAUSEN will all retrieve the same results.
Combining search terms (and, or, not)
AND is assumed between words typed in a search box
Words separated by OR (must be upper case) means find either word (or both)
Exclude a word by immediately preceding it with a hyphen
Use an asterisk (*) to search truncated words. For example, art* will find records containing the words art, artist, artists, artistic, article, artisan, and any other word beginning with the letters art.
To search for an exact phrase, put quotation marks around your search term.
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