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Seaver Center Collections Search Form

Here are some tips for searching our collections:

Too many results? – Try narrowing your search down by making a selection in several of the fields.

Too few or no results? – Try entering the word in the Keyword(s) field.

If you are unsure how the word is entered you can also try using the following symbols /* after whatever part of the word the different version might share. For example, entering braid/* will find braid, braids, braiding, etc. *Be aware that this will make the search slower.

Hint: Exact phrase. Use quotes [" "] to search for an exact phrase. For example: “Jose Antonio”

Hint: Boolean search. Our search does not support Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT). However, entering a multiple keyword search will work like Boolean AND. Results will be returned only when ALL of the keywords appear. For example: sierra mining will retrieve items with both sierra and mining.

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