The keyword, artist/creator and name/title fields in this form accept search operators. These allow you to construct more complex search enquiries.
Adding a + before a search term will return results that match ALL terms.
e.g. “Parekowhai +neil” will return only results that contain “Parekowhai” and “Neil”
Adding a - before a search term excludes results that match that term.
e.g. “Parekowhai -neil” will return results that include “Parekowhai” but do not include “neil”
Adding a | before a search term will include results that match your first search term or the search term after the |.
e.g. “McCahon |Parekowhai” will return results that match “McCahon” or “Parekowhai”.
Adding a * to your search allows you to search using a partial search term.
e.g. “Au*” will return “Australia”, “Austria” etc.
If you are looking for an exact phrase, you can wrap it in quotation marks. This will return only results that are an exact match for that phrase.
e.g. “They comfort me”
Operators can be combined to create complex search queries.
e.g. “Parekowhai +keller -craig” will return results that contain “Parekowhai” and “keller” but not “craig”.