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For more information about the syntax for the many different boolean and logic operators that can be used, see Keyword Query Language (KQL) syntax reference (Microsoft website).
The Hansard advanced search function provides options to enter individual words, or phrases (words enclosed in quotes). This area of the search form works much like external search engines such as Google.
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