Help Topics 
  - help for beginners
  - searching tips
  - about early modern spelling
  - choosing a search type
  - using simple search >
  - searching regions
  - using boolean search
  - using proximity search
  - using citation search
  - using word index
  - using sgml tags
Interpreting search results
Viewing a text
Viewing search history
Using the bookbag

Using simple (basic) search

A simple search is quick and easy. Enter a word or phrase -- the search looks for it anywhere in any of our texts.

You can look for occurrences of words or phrases in the collection if you use the full text search. If you do not purposely select another option from the drop-down menu, this is the search that will be performed as the default.

You can also narrow the kinds of documents that you search as well. Use the drop-down menu to search just in notes, plays, acts, poems, letters, and section and work titles.

Related topics:

Search tips
Boolean search
Searching regions