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Central Ohio Buildings Index Search Tips
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When searching the Central Ohio Buildings Index, you are searching abstracts of articles about historic buildings in Columbus from local newspapers, books in the Ohio Collection at Columbus Metropolitan Library, and the Circulating Visuals collection of the Columbus Metropolitan Library.
Refining Your Search:
The keyword search option allows for advanced boolean, wildcard and phrase searching. Queries can search for words or phrases in one or all of the indexes.
Boolean Searches: Using AND, OR, and NOT will allow you to find more specific information.
AND Searches for articles abstacts that reference both words. For example: City AND Hall.
OR Searches for article abstracts that reference either word. For example: Hotel OR House.
NOT Searches for article abstracts that do not reference the second word. For example: City NOT Hall.
Searching for Phrases:
"Quotation Marks" Placing quotation marks around words will search for those words as a phrase.
Using Wildcards: If you are not sure of the exact spelling of a word, or you are looking for root words, wildcard operators are useful.
* The asterisk is a substitute for any number of characters. For example, 'light*' will find light, lights, lightning, etc.
? The question mark is a substitute for one character. For example, '?ar?et' will find both carpet and market, but not supermarket.
When searching by address, follow these guidelines:
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