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Catalog of Nonprofit Literature: Guided Tour

Keyword Searches and Truncation

If the subject index does not include the subject term you had in mind, you may wish to use keyword searching as an alternative. Keyword queries search in the title, subject, and abstract fields only.

Use an asterisk (*) to truncate words. For example, typing fund* in the keyword search box will retrieve only those entries with the word fund as the root, such as funds, funders, funding, fundraiser, fundraising, etc.

Sample search:
You would like to identify materials on donor cultivation, a term that is not listed in the subject index.

Search strategy:
To maximize search results, type "donor & cultiv*" in the Keywords search box. Then click Submit Search.

Each citation in the results list will include the word "donor", as well as words stemming from "cultiv*", such as cultivating, cultivation, etc.
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