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Keyword Searches

At left are some general keywords used by the search function to lead you to related articles. The actual word may not appear in the article, but it will direct you to articles related to the topic. For instance, if an article on potatoes did not have the word “agriculture” or “economy” in it, those keywords would lead you to it anyway.

The word and is not necessary.  With two or more words, and is assumed by the search engine.  So, bear moose chicken is interpreted as bear and moose and chicken.

Using a word that may be part of another word will lead to too many irrelevant returns. For example actor is also contained in tractor, contractor, reenactor, etc.  So, pad a word with quotation marks and spaces as follows: ” actor “.  Only articles with that word will be returned, though they may also contain other related words as well, actors, factors, etc. To find articles with two specific words, use ” moose ” ” bear “.

To find all articles that contain a multi-word phrase, place quotation marks around it.  So “African Americans” will find only those articles with that phrase. Entering African Americans (no quotes) will find all articles with African and Americans or both.  Entering African and Americans will find only articles with both African and Americans, though not necessarily occurring together.

In addition, feel free to search on any other words of interest. Specific names of cities, counties, towns, places, individuals, institutions, or events will usually yield multiple results. Use the singular in your search to insure returning the plural version as well, if the plural ends in s.

To find the specific article on a city, town, plantation or a named township, in the search box type, for examples, the following: findportland; or findfortkent; or findbenedicta.  That is, the word “find” and the name with no spaces.  Don’t add words such as “city of, “town of,” “plantation,” or “township.” If portland alone is entered, all articles with that word will be listed; if  “fort kent”  alone is entered, all articles with that phrase will be listed.

To locate townships with coded names, such as T2 R1 WELS or T2 R3 BKP EKR, in the search box type, for examples, the following: findt2tr1wels; or findt10r8wels; or findt2r3bkpekr. All documented townships are also listed alphabetically from the categories across the top of the page under Government>Townships.

The search term “county: Penobscot” will limit returns to all cities, towns, plantations, and some townships in that county. The broader phrase “Penobscot County” will return all cities, towns, plantations, and some townships in that county in addition to other related articles.

The word “historic” alone will return many articles, including every town with a historic site listed. The word forts will return all references to forts (over 150).  Using ” fort “ will always return that specific word (over 120).

Use the categories across the top of the page for targeted subjects, such as History, then Forts (10 specific forts); or Society, then Health.

Advanced Searching

For other search options, consider Google® or other search engines.  For example, in the Encyclopedia “Search” box, culture will return references to agriculture as well.  In Google, the search request culture site:maineanencyclopedia.com, will return references to culture only!  The key is restricting your search as site:maineanencyclopedia.com.

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If that does not resolve the problem, in “Options” click on “Content” and be sure the “Enable JavaScript” is checked.

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