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The search box below -- using technology --
enables you to find words or phrases in the pages on this site.
Please note the tips for searching and the disclaimer below;
Note 1 is especially important.

Tips to Search more Effectively, even more Efficiently. . . .
1a. Nota Bene: Sometimes a result will be found in search hits that Google does not initially display. This will be indicated by the following message on the results page:
In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some
entries very similar to the
[number] already displayed.
If you like, you can repeat the search with the omitted results included.
Clicking on the link in that message might only duplicate pages already displayed. Nevertheless, it's worth it a try, because I have found useful pages not originally indicated as a search hit.
1b. Finding particular words will depend on how soon Google re-indexes after the site is updated with new material. The indexing googlebot seems to revisit this site, or at least a few pages, every 4 to 7 days. Also, one can check the Sitemap which lists all available pages.

2a. The default behavior of the search engine is to AND the different search terms. In the example
    Booker Douglass Logan
all of the words must be present for a page to be considered a search hit. As will be observed, using more search terms might lead to fewer pages deemed hits by the search engine.
2b. The search engine will return an exact match of a word, not a word stem. Thus, searching for Douglas will not find Douglass, and vice versa. However, the search engine may suggest alternate forms of a word: ex., Douglas as an alternate for Douglass.

3a. To find an exact phrase, enclose it with double quotation marks:
    "Souls of Black Folk"
3b. To find variations of a phrase, one can use the asterisk, like so
    "Souls of * Folk"
to return pages with Souls of Black Folk and/or Souls of White Folk on them.

4. To exclude a term or exact phrase from the search, place a dash (or hyphen) directly in front of it:
    1900 -Paris
    -"Souls of Black Folk"

5a. For a boolean OR search -- searching for either one or the other item -- you must type the OR in capital letters, as per this example:
    Douglass OR Washington
Note that both search terms may be present on the same page.
5b. To perform an XOR type of search -- an "Exclusive Or" search where either word1 or word2 is present, but not both on the same page -- you can enter a query like so:
    (Paris OR exposition) AND (-Paris OR -exposition)
    (Atlanta OR Harvard) AND (-Atlanta OR -Harvard)

6a. A "synonym search" is an interesting technique provided by Google. Typing a tilde before a term orients the search to related words. For instance, a query of ~sociology will yield pages containing social, sociological, and sociologists. Searching for ~racism returns pages with prejudice, discrimination, and race.
(Try ~science, ~education, ~art, or ~poetry).
6b. The synonym search can be a useful way to uncover conceptually similar words (and occasionally antonyms; try ~capitalism). Although this technique potentially can find lots of pages, its utility for any given query depends on the "thesaurus" at the core of the Google search engine.

7. To return to this Search page from the results listing, use the Backspace key or touch the Alt key plus Left Arrow key combination.
Of course, one can always click on "Search" in the navigation links.

As a condition for using a free search engine like's, the search engine can post sponsored advertisements (with external links) on the search-results page. Neither nor the web site creator and maintainer, Robert W. Williams, has any control or authority over what the search engine company posts on the results page. Consequently, and the web site creator/ maintainer have no legal liability for the ads, their contents, or their associated web sites.