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Search Terms

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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New Directions in Irish-American History

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ISBN/EAN: 9780299187149

The writing of Irish American history has been transformed since the 1960s. This volume demonstrates how scholars from many disciplines are addressing not only issues of emigration, politics and social class but also race, labour, gender, representation and historical memory.
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Pub. Date: July 31 2003
Author: Kenny, Kevin
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Murder in Hollywood

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ISBN/EAN: 9780299203641

Presents the most plausible solution yet to the mystery of who killed William Desmond Taylor. In the process the author paints a portrait of Hollywood in the 1920s - from its major stars to its bisexual subculture. He provides an answer to a mystery and a study of a place, and an industry, that has always let people reinvent themselves.
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Pub. Date: April 15 2006
Author: Higham, Charles
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Nation of Politicians

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ISBN/EAN: 9780299233341

The politicization of non-elites was driven by the Volunteers, a militia force that emerged in Ireland as British troops were called away to the American War of Independence. This book argues that the development of Volunteer-initiated activities - associating, petitioning, subscribing, and shopping - expanded the scope of political participation.
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Pub. Date: December 15 2009
Author: Higgins, Padhraig
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Antigone

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ISBN/EAN: 9780299290849
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Pub. Date: January 15 2013
Author: Sophocles
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Wisdom of Many

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ISBN/EAN: 9780299143602

Explores research on proverbs of many cultures. More than 20 essays written by scholars of such diverse disciplines as folklore, literature, psychology, linguistics and anthropology illustrate the significance of traditional proverbs and trace variations of proverbs over time.
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Pub. Date: September 30 1994
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Eternal Paddy

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ISBN/EAN: 9780299186609

Drawing on more than 90 newspapers, this is a detailed analysis of British press coverage of Ireland over the course of the 19th century. It traces the evolution of popular understandings and proposed solutions to the ""Irish question,"" focusing particularly on the interrelationship between the press, the public, and the politicians.
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Pub. Date: May 31 2004
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Plum Wine

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ISBN/EAN: 9780299211608

Barbara Jefferson, a young American teaching in Tokyo in the 1960s, is set on a life-changing quest when her Japanese surrogate mother, Michi, dies, leaving her a tansu of homemade plum wines wrapped in rice paper. Within the papers, Barbara discovers writings in Japanese calligraphy that comprise a startling personal narrative.
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Pub. Date: February 15 2006
Author: Davis-Gardner, Angela
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Slow Failure

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ISBN/EAN: 9780299212902

Between 1922 and 1966 - most of the first fifty years after independence - the population of Ireland was falling, in the 1950s as rapidly as in the 1880s. This book examines not just the reasons for the decline, but the responses to it by politicians, academics, journalists, churchmen, and others who agonized over their nation's ""slow failure.
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Pub. Date: March 15 2006
Author: Daly, Mary E.
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Remembering the Year of the French

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ISBN/EAN: 9780299218249

Delving into the folk history found in Ireland's archives and rich oral traditions, this book reveals alternate visions of the Irish past and brings into focus the vernacular histories, folk commemorative practices, and negotiations of memory that had gone largely unnoticed by historians.
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Pub. Date: May 15 2009
Author: Beiner, Guy
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Ireland's New Worlds

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ISBN/EAN: 9780299223342

In the century between the Napoleonic Wars and the Irish Civil War, millions of Irish men and women left their homeland to begin new lives abroad. This book compares Irish immigrants in the United States and Australia. It highlights the ways that economic, social, and cultural conditions shaped experiences for Irish immigrants in each country.
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Pub. Date: February 15 2008
Author: Campbell, Malcolm
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