Power searching is available from virtually any search box in Credo Reference with the use of Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) and/or prefix or other operators such as these:
+ Must occur "single-parent famil*" +homelessness (both terms must occur)
^ Should occur "blended families" ^theor* (first term must occur and second should occur)
- Must not occur famil* -homeless* (first term must occur but second must not)
" " Phrase “rite* of passage” ( words in phrase must appear in order indicated)
* Truncation existenti* (words that begin with the letters that precede the asterisk)
? Wildcard wom?n (words that occur when any letter is substituted for the ?)
~ Sounds like ~chechnia (words that sound like the word after the ~)
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