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Help Center - Tips to find the book you are looking for!

Search Terms:

If you enter search terms into the toolbar search and you don't see the book(s) you are looking for:

  • Check your search terms: is everything spelled correctly (title and/or author)?

    • If you are searching for an author who uses ONLY first initials instead of a first name, this is a common source of confusion.  The initials may appear as "A.B. Smith" (no space after the first period) or "A. B. Smith" (a period after each initial, and a space after each period) or even "AB Smith" (this is uncommon).
      • The most common way that an author's name would appear who uses only first initials would be "A. B. Smith" (a period after each initial, and a space after each period). 
      • If you don't know how the author's initials appear on the listing exactly, try searching for the last name only, or last name plus a book title by the author if you know it.
  • You may be searching Only Posted or Only UnPosted books or Only Wish Listed books.

    • Click the link "Don't see the book you are looking for?" at the upper right of the page. 
    • This will expand your search for you and find the book!

If you get too many (or less relevant) search results:

  • Try using the Title or Author fields in the Book Browser

    • Using the Quick Search space at the top right of the site is a Keyword Search
      • Keyword Searches will look for any book listing that contains ANY of the words you enter
      • Keyword Searches include the Book Description
    • The Title or Author field of the Book Browser is a more specific search
      • Each of these searches look for an exact match to all of the terms you type into the field (that's why spelling in those fields matters!)
    • The Book Browser is accessible from the menu under Search at the top of any page on the site.


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