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TIP: Don't use plurals. Singuler nouns followed by an * work best.
See the instructions below for best results.


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How Unicover® Keyword Search Works

If you know exactly what you're looking for or even have a general idea, try searching with keywords. Specify a keyword or set of keywords, and the search will examine the entire site to find listings that match the keywords you provide.

The first page returned to you will be a list of up to 199 hyperlinks with information matching your keyword or keywords. Search ranks the "hits" it finds, with 1000 being the best score, and presents them in decreasing order of rank. Here are a few hints:

  • Limit the total number of characters in your search phrase to 50, including blanks.
  • Be as specific as possible. The more specific you are, the more accurate your search will be. For example, specify "Hindenburg Coin" and not just "Coin".
  • How to specify keywords with an "and" relationship: "Hindenburg Coin" finds all entries which have Hindenburg and Coin.
  • How to specify kewords with an "or" relationship: "Shanghai or China" finds all entries which have either "Shanghai" or "China".
  • The wild card character " * " (asterisk) is valid and very useful. For example: 'Shang' finds only 'Shang' and not 'Shanghai'. But 'Shang*' finds 'Shang' and 'Shanghai' and 'Shangrila,' for example. To find 'Duck' and 'Ducks' you would use the keyword 'Duck*'. The " * " (asterisk) can only be used at the end of a keyword.
  • Instead of a plural noun, use a singular noun and the wild card character " * " (asterisk). For example: 'Duck' finds only 'Duck' and not 'Ducks'. But 'Duck*' finds 'Duck' and 'Ducks' and even 'Duckling' and 'Ducklings'.
  • Keywords are case insensitive. That is, "SHANGHAI", "Shanghai" and "shanghai" are the same to UNISearch.
  • Parentheses can be used to group your keywords: For example if you want to find all entries that have either "Paul Calle" or "Chris Calle" you could construct a search of "(Paul Calle) or (Chris Calle)". You could also accomplish the same thing by using "(Paul or Chris) and Calle".
  • Be sure to spell your search words correctly. For example: 'Buggs Bunny' does not find anything, but 'Bugs Bunny' finds the famous rabbit. The search engine does not have "spell check."
  • Searching for phrases is not supported.
  • When your search is returned a listing of the keywords actually used to conduct the search will be shown. This may be different than what you started with because the search automatically removes:
    • very common words like "a", "an", "the" and so on
    • all numbers
    • single letters, including those followed by punctuation
    • unsupported characters