Simply enter the word you wish to find and the search engine will search for every instance of the word in the journals. For example: Fight. All instances of the use of the word fight will show up on the results page.
Using an asterisk * will increase the odds of finding the results you are seeking. For example: Fight*. The search results will display every instance of fight, fights, fighting, etc. Example: O*a. This search will bring up both "omaha" and "ottowa" among other words. Using a question mark (?) instead of an asterisk (*) will allow you to search for a single character. For example, se?ior will bring up the misspelling "semior" and the correct spelling "senior."
Searches are not case sensitive. For example: clarence will come up with the same results as Clarence.
Searching for a specific phrase may help narrow down the results. Rather long phrases are no problem. For example: "For both it was a re-birth, the beginning of a new life."
Because of the spellings used, it may be necessary to try your search multiple times. For example: Ameri*a. This will bring up numerous variant spellings of "America" including "Ameriqua." Searching for Ameri?a will bring up "America" and "Amerika" but not "Ameriqua."
|Entering in only one field||Searches|
|Year, Month, & Day||Single day|
|Year & Month||Whole month|
|Month & Day||1600-#-# to 2100-#-#|
|Month||1600-#-1 to 2100-#-31|
|Day||1600-01-# to 2100-12-#|