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How do text searches work?
How Text Searches Work
The text search on our site finds listings by searching their Subject or Item Name.

This quick subject or name search returns an exact match of whatever text is entered - character for character. You do not have to type full words.

The less characters you type, the more results you will get.

The best way to use the text search is to type as many characters as you think you need to narrow your results to find what you are looking for, up to a whole word even.

The search results are returned usually sorted alphabetically by their subject, item or category name.

    » How Literal is the Text Search?
Very literal! The search returns only matches to the exact characters you enter. Misspellings and plurals will affect your results. For example, the search 'book' will get results containing 'book' and 'books' and 'booklet'. The search 'books' will only get 'books'.
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