The most important things to remember about using the search engine to locate a book:
Under normal use, a search will locate items containing a match with ALL of the search terms used. Thus, an Author search forwould find all books whose author's name contains both " " AND " ".
Words can be excluded from a search by placing a minus-sign ( - ) immediately before the relevant word. There MUST be no spaces after the minus sign. An Author search for would find all books whose author's name contains " " but does NOT contain " ".
To locate a phrase, simply place double-quotes ( " ) around the exact string to be matched. For example, a search for will locate matches for " " but not " " or " ".
A partial-match search is performed by adding an asterisk ( * ) at the end of the partial word you want to locate. For example, a search for would find " ent", " olute", " cess", " urd" and ALL other words starting with .
The "Display Options" settings allow you to customise your search further by allowing you to change how the results are sorted, the number of items displayed per page, the currency the book prices are converted into and the region or bookseller you wish to limit your seaching to.