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You can search our site by adding one or more words to one or more of the search boxes below.

Each box searches a different field and the 'Search All' box searches them all.

If you enter multiple words in in any search box then one of those words MUST be in that field for the product to be returned but all of them don’t have to be present.

The results will be ordered by products with more of the specified words first (if in “Relevance” order) then any products that have less of your specified words.

For example if you search for “Red Dog” in the title field and “James Ben” in the Author field then ether “Red” or “Dog” must be present in the title AND ether “James” or “Ben” must be present in the Author field for a product to be shown in the results. If both “Red” and “Dog” is present in the Title as well as “James” and “Ben” in the Author then that product will appear first in the results followed by any products with fewer of the optional words.

Wildcard Searches

We support single and multiple character wildcard searches within single words.

To perform a single character wildcard search use the ""?"" symbol.

To perform a multiple character wildcard search use the ""*"" symbol.

The single character wildcard search looks for terms that match that with the single character replaced. For example, to search for ""text"" or ""test"" you can use the search:

te?t

Multiple character wildcard searches looks for 0 or more characters. For example, to search for test, tests or tester, you can use the search:

test*

You can also use the wildcard searches in the middle of a term:

te*t

Warning: You should avoid using wildcard searches as the first character of a word as it will dramatically slow down searches:

?est

*st

Boolean Operators

Boolean operators allow terms to be combined through logic operators. We support AND, ""+"", OR, NOT and ""-"" as Boolean operators(Note: Boolean operators must be ALL CAPS).

The OR operator is the default conjunction operator. This means that if there is no Boolean operator between two terms, the OR operator is used. The OR operator links two terms and finds a matching document if either of the terms exist in a document. This is equivalent to a union using sets. The symbol || can be used in place of the word OR.

To search for documents that contain either ""another book"" or just ""another"" use the query:

""another book"" another

or

""another book"" OR another

AND

The AND operator matches documents where both terms exist anywhere in the text of a single document. This is equivalent to an intersection using sets. The symbol && can be used in place of the word AND.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" and ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" AND ""Some Book""

+

The ""+"" or required operator requires that the term after the ""+"" symbol exist somewhere in a the field of a single document.

To search for documents that must contain ""another"" and may contain ""search"" use the query:

+another search

NOT

The NOT operator excludes documents that contain the term after NOT. This is equivalent to a difference using sets. The symbol ! can be used in place of the word NOT.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" but not ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" NOT ""Some Book""

-

The ""-"" or prohibit operator excludes documents that contain the term after the ""-"" symbol.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" but not ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" -""Some Book""

Fuzzy Searches

We support fuzzy searches based on the Levenshtein Distance, or Edit Distance algorithm. To do a fuzzy search use the tilde, ""~"", symbol at the end of a Single word Term. For example to search for a term similar in spelling to ""roam"" use the fuzzy search:

roam~

This search will find terms like foam and roams.

An additional (optional) parameter can specify the required similarity. The value is between 0 and 1, with a value closer to 1 only terms with a higher similarity will be matched. For example:

roam~0.8

The default that is used if the parameter is not given is 0.5.

Grouping

We support using parentheses to group clauses to form sub queries. This can be very useful if you want to control the boolean logic for a query.

To search for either ""another"" or ""book"" and ""website"" use the query:

(another OR book) AND website

This eliminates any confusion and makes sure you that website must exist and either term another or book may exist.

Escaping Special Characters

We support escaping special characters that are part of the query syntax. The current list special characters are:

+ - && || ! ( ) { } [ ] ^ "" ~ * ? : \

To escape these character use the \ before the character. For example to search for (1+1):2 use the query:

\(1\+1\)\:2

Boosting a Term

We provide the relevance level of matching documents based on the terms found. To boost a term use the caret, ""^"", symbol with a boost factor (a number) at the end of the term you are searching. The higher the boost factor, the more relevant the term will be.

Boosting allows you to control the relevance of a document by boosting its term. For example, if you are searching for

another book

and you want the term ""another"" to be more relevant boost it using the ^ symbol along with the boost factor next to the term. You would type:

another^4 book

This will make documents with the term another appear more relevant. You can also boost Phrase Terms as in the example:

""another book""^4 ""Some Book""

By default, the boost factor is 1. Although the boost factor must be positive, it can be less than 1 (e.g. 0.2)

Proximity Searches

We support finding words are a within a specific distance away. To do a proximity search use the tilde, ""~"", symbol at the end of a Phrase. For example to search for a ""book"" and ""another"" within 10 words of each other in a document use the search:

""another book""~10
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Collected Works of Langston Hughes v. 2; Poems 1941-1950

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ISBN/EAN: 9780826213402

This volume includes the complete texts of ""Shakespeare in Harlem"", ""Jim Crow's Last Stand"", ""Fields of Wonder"", and ""One-Way Ticket"". The poems from this period show a move away from radical socialism toward strong support for the national war effort.
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Pub. Date: May 31 2001
Author: Hughes, Langston
Format: Hardback
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Collected Works of Langston Hughes v. 3; Poems 1951-1967

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ISBN/EAN: 9780826213419

This volume collects the poems of the last period of Hughes's life. Hughes seeked to fuse the modernist dissonances of bebop jazz with his perception of Harlem life as both a triumph of hope and a potential crisis. These poems demonstrate his alertness to the significance of black music.
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Pub. Date: June 18 2001
Author: Hughes, Langston
Format: Hardback
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Collected Works of Langston Hughes v. 5; Plays to 1942 - ""Mulatto"" to ""The Sun Do Move

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ISBN/EAN: 9780826213693

This volume contains the plays written by Langston Hughes between 1930 and 1942, alone and in collaboration. Almost all the plays were performed during the same period; a few have never seen the stage, but are included because they indicate the range of Hughes's artistic and political concerns.
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Pub. Date: December 31 2001
Author: Hughes, Langston
Format: Hardback
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Collected Works of Langston Hughes v. 7; Early Simple Stories

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ISBN/EAN: 9780826213709

Jesse B. Simple sprang to life in Langston Hughes's weekly ""Chicago Defender"" column in 1943. This is an examination of Hughes's ""Simple stories"". Through the conversations between Simple and his foil, Boyd, Hughes makes clear that both are alike - black men in a racially unbalanced society.
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Pub. Date: January 31 2002
Author: Hughes, Langston
Format: Hardback
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Collected Works of Langston Hughes v. 8; Later Simple Stories

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ISBN/EAN: 9780826214096

The Collected Works of Langston Hughes is a compilation of the novels, short stories, poems, plays, essays, and other published work by one of the 20th century's most prolific and influential African American authors. This volume contains the later of his Simple stories.
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Pub. Date: April 30 2002
Author: Hughes, Langston
Format: Hardback
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Collected Works of Langston Hughes v. 6; Gospel Plays, Operas and Later Dramatic Works

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ISBN/EAN: 9780826214775

Although Langston Hughes had a lifelong engagement in theatre and other performance arts, his work in this area is the least known of his contributions to African American expressive culture. This volume focuses on Hughes's plays after 1942, along with all of his other work written for performance.
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Pub. Date: July 31 2003
Author: Hughes, Langston
Format: Hardback
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Not without Laughter

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ISBN/EAN: 9780486454481
Pub. Date: April 4 2008
Author: Hughes, Langston
Format: Paperback
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Book Level: 6.5
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Ways of White Folks

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ISBN/EAN: 9780679728177
Pub. Date: September 12 1990
Author: Hughes, Langston
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Collected Works of Langston Hughes v. 10; Fight for Freedom and Related Writing

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ISBN/EAN: 9780826213716

This volume contains Langston Hughes's history of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). It also features a selection of Hughes's popular columns and other essays for influential African American publications such as the ""Chicago Defender"" and ""Crisis"".
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Pub. Date: October 10 2001
Author: Hughes, Langston
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Collected Works of Langston Hughes v. 9; Essays on Art, Race, Politics and World Affairs

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ISBN/EAN: 9780826213945

Part of ""The Collected Works of Langston Hughes"" series, this volume features his essays, from his radical pieces praising revolutionary socialist ideology in the 1930s to the more conservative, previously unpublished ""Black Writers in a Troubled World"".
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Pub. Date: May 1 2002
Author: Hughes, Langston
Format: Hardback
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Price: €73.75