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Finding One or More Terms

To find one or more terms, type them in the search box.
Example:
personnel
finds results that contain the word "personnel"
cargo carrier
finds results that contain the word "cargo" and the word "carrier"

Finding Phrases

To find a phrase, or terms adjacent to each other, either list the terms adjacently, or enclose them in quotes in the search box. Coordinating conjunctions ("and," "but," "or," "for") and articles are ignored.
Example:
"cargo carrier"
finds results that contain the phrase "cargo carrier" and results that contain the word "cargo" and the word "carrier"
"the secretary of defense"
finds results that contain both "secretary" and "defense"

Singular and Plural

To search both singular and plural versions of a term, type either the singular term in the search box.
Example:
bullet
finds results that contain the term "bullet" or the term "bullets"
bullets
finds results that contain the term "bullet" or the term "bullets"

Case

Search terms are case-insensitive.
Example:
TANKS
finds results that contain the words "TANKS," "tanks," "Tanks," "TANK," "tank," etc.
tanks
finds results that contain the words "TANKS," "tanks," "Tanks," "TANK," "tank," etc.
Tanks
finds results that contain the words "TANKS," "tanks," "Tanks," "TANK," "tank," etc.
tank
finds results that contain the words "TANKS," "tanks," "Tanks," "TANK," "tank," etc.


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