General Rule: Type the minimum needed to find what you're looking
for. Too much text can miss matches. Use options only as needed.
You can apply text & options in any combination or use options only and leave fields
blank. Example: Selecting "1st Edition," "Signed,"
"Dust Jacket" and "Books with images" with no text displays
all signed 1st editions with dust jackets and images.
Use an asterisk (*) for variations. Example: *ware matches Software,
Hardware, etc. Similarly, hist* matches History, Historical, etc.
Start with the minimum text required to find what you want — too much text may cause you to miss results. IMPORTANT: You do NOT have to enter text in Author, Title, Publisher, Subject or ISBN. You can simply use qualifiers and leave the other fields blank. For example, if you enter "15.00 to 75.00" in the Price range and select the "1st Edition," "Signed," "Dust Jacket"and "Books with images" options, you will be presented with a list of signed 1st editions with dust jackets and representative images priced between 15-75 dollars. Try it!
ISBN (10 or 13 characters) typically refers to a specific book, though partial numeric entries are allowed. Author, Title, Publisher and/or Subject can be entered when searching by ISBN but are usually not needed. ISBN can be entered with or without hyphens (e.g. "0123456789" is the same as "012-345-678-9"), spaces are stripped.
Years must be 4 digits (e.g. "1994"). Prices should be numeric only (e.g. "14.00"). You can enter a starting year only, an ending year only, or both to specify a date range. Similarly, you can enter a low or high price only, or both to specify a price range.
Use the RESET button to clear all Advanced Search text and options.
If You Get Too Few Matches
Try again using wildcards (*). For example, a search for "conspiracy" and a search for "conspiracies" yield different matches. However, a search for "conspir*" includes all matches including "conspiracy," "conspiracies," "conspire," "conspiring," "conspirators," "conspiratorial," and other variations. Strategic use of language helps you quickly find the book(s) you want.
|For Best Results
||Use wildcards (*) to find word variations. Most words can appear in several ways. Wildcards can help you find them all. Available for both Basic and Advanced searches (see Guidelines below for more information).
(click to try)
||Matches Gun, Guns, Gunship, Gunslinger and other words starting with "Gun."
||Matches Photo, Photos, Photography, Photographic and others.
||Matches Hardware, Software, Delaware, Flatware and others.
||Matches Biography, Biographies, Autobiography, Autobiographical and others.