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TIPS FOR SEARCHING
Using quotation marks and commas in your search - If you're searching for a particular word, including a comma can sometimes give you better results, i.e., search for law, (with a comma), rather than law (no comma). When searching for a phrase, if you'll put quotation marks around the phrase, it will sometimes yield better results, i.e., searching for "one life" will produce different results than searching for one life.
Getting more than one result - If your search yields more than one quote, it will be indicated at the bottom of the quote box. You will see, for example: Record 1 of 12 > >| Clicking on the > will show you the next quote. Clicking on the >| will take you to the last of the quotes.
Keep it simple - There are many ways to search, lots of fields, but keeping it simple is always an option. Just search for a single word in the Topics field. You can do more involved searches as well. See below.
Multiple criteria - You can use multiple criteria in your search. For example, if you want to find the topic, "compassion," and you want it from the Buddhist faith, enter "compassion" in the Topics field, and "Buddhism" in the Faith Tradition field. You can use as many criteria and fields as you want. If you entered "humility" in the Topics field, "yes" in the Humor field, and "Dalai Lama" in the Author field, you'd get a humorous quote about humility from a book by the Dalai Lama.
Narrow your search - Sometimes, you may get too many results. In that case, narrow your search by entering a couple of key words in the Topics field. You could, for example, search for "love" and "children," and you'll get results for that search. Or, search for "love" in Topics, and the author's name in the Author field.
Need something funny? - If you're looking for humor about a particular topic, select "Yes" in the Humor field, and enter your topic in the Topics field.
Want a good story or metaphor? - Enter your topic in the Topics field, and enter "yes" in the Story or Metaphor field.
Looking for a scripture about a certain topic? - Enter the topic in the Topics field, and enter "yes" in the Scripture field. When the scripture pops up, scroll down beneath it to find related teachings from other faith traditions.