|Entering the following in the Search all box:||Results in records containing the following:|
|Canada||Selections containing the word Canada.|
|Canadian||Selections containing the word Canadian|
|canad*||Selections containing any word that begins with the letters Canad, such as Canada, Canadian, Canadians. Enter the root of your wild card search all in lower case. the search term cannot start with the wild card ("*egin" will not work). It can be used for subtle variations in spelling like "harb*r*" (which should return "harbour" and "harbors").|
|Canada OR Ontario||Selections containing the word Canada or the word Ontario. The "OR" must be entered in CAPS. Alternatively, go to the Advanced Search screen, enter "Canada Ontario" and select the "or" radio button from the "Logic between keywords" list.|
|Canada AND Ontario||Selections containing the word Canada and the word Ontario, but not selections containing just one of those words. The "AND" must be entered in CAPS. Alternatively, go to the Advanced Search screen, enter "Canada Ontario" and select the "and" radio button from the "Logic between keywords" list.|
|Ontario Canada||Same as search above. The search instruction and is understood.|
|Ontario AND NOT Canada||Selections containing the word Ontario but not the word Canada.|
|"Canada and Newmarket"||Selections containing the phrase Canada and Newmarket. Note that in this instance the word and is part of the phrase, not a search instruction. Alternatively, go to the Advanced Search screen, enter "Canada and Newmarket" and select the "phrase" radio button from the "Logic between keywords" list. Note: not all words are stored in the index so words like "of" and "in" may be ignored in your phrase.|
|Note that with the exception of the wild card search, these searches are not case-sensitive. Canada will find canada and canada will find Canada. Note that phrases must appear inside quotation marks, as in "Canada and Newmarket."|
The Unsure about correct spelling? attempts to enlarge the search by allowing the search engine to find words spelled nearly the same as the ones you entered. It does this by simple letter substitution. For example a Close search on "Macdonald" returns records with "McDonald" and "Macdonalds" as well. A Similar search adds variations like "Donald." A Something like this will return even broader results.
The Geographic Location limits your search to records tagged with that specific place name. Since all newspapers were published in Newmarket, Ontario, this search function is not enabled.