Searching does not work across the entire database:
Searching within Books, Collections, Periodicals, or Genres will list results from all of those four categories.
Searching within People or Alternate Names will list results from those two categories.
Searching within Place will list results only in the Place category. For example: When you search for Duncan in titles, only titles that include the term Duncan are listed, not titles written by authors with the name Duncan.
Search terms have to be exact.
For example: When searching for names that begin with Mc or Mac, or other such prefixes, remember to try all variations.
For example: When looking for authors’ initials, include the periods without any spaces: S.J.D. not SJD.
Terms used by our authors are not uniform across titles, so search for all likely terms.
For example: When searching for terms describing the indigenous peoples of North America, search for: Aboriginal/First Nations/Indian/Native/Indigenous
The People list is sorted by last name; the Alternate Names list (as it includes non-standard pseudonyms) is sorted by first name.
Searching within Place, to maintain consistency, the word Fort has been written out; the abbreviation St. has been used regardless of gender; and hyphens have been removed.
For example: Ft. Langley, BC, is recorded as Fort Langley.
For example: Sainte Sophie is recorded as St. Sophie.
For example: Niagara-on-the-Lake, is recorded as Niagara on the Lake. The exceptions are placenames such as Clo-oose, BC, where the hyphen separates syllables, not words.
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