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at the beginning of an author or
title or journal title
search. For example
- To search for the author The Ford Motor
Company, enter ford motor company.
- To search for the title The Old Man and
The Sea, enter old man and the sea.
- To search for the journal title The New
York Times, enter new york times
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beginning time, timely, times, etc.
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