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To begin your search, go to the alphabetical index below and click on the first letter of the word you are searching for.


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Searches can be done either alphabetically or by term.

Alphabetical Search

  • In the alphabet at the top of your screen, click on the first letter of the word you are looking for.
  • Scroll down through the index entries on the left-hand side until you reach the keyword of interest.
  • Click on the entry to display the corresponding record on the right-hand side of the screen.

Term Search

  • Enter a word or several words separated by spaces in the Search field.
  • Click on the arrow icon Launch the search to the right of the field to start the search. The queried word(s) will appear in red in the text.
  • To go to the following or preceding occurrence of the word(s), click on the double arrows in the upper right-hand corner of the text. The arrows will turn grey when there are no more occurrences.
  • To do the exact search of a term made up of several words, enter the words in quotation marks in the Search field. Without quotation marks, the search function will highlight individual words in random order.