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Help: Exact Searching (EXACT)

Searching on a word or phrase in a phrase-indexed field will retrieve all records having a term containing that word or phrase in that field. If you want to search only for exact matches, you can precede the word or phrase with the EXACT operator in the search box. If you select a term from the Subject Terms or Publication browse, the EXACT operator is pasted into the search form automatically by default.

This will search for the publication African Journal but not for African Journal of Arts or African Journal of Prose and Poetry, to name two examples. You can leave out the EXACT operator if you want your search to include all publications with the phrase "African Journal" in their titles.