If you're interested in a certain topic you can simply type in a word, like Tennessee, then click on Search:
Basic single word searches, especially common words, may bring up large lists. In this example 34 records were found that included a variety of topics.
If you wish to refine your search, the use of AND or OR can be used to narrow your result list. In this example, AND is used to find documents that have both of these words included in the title. If OR is used then the search looks for either word.
By adding AND the results were narrowed down to only 4 results and all included both words in the title.
If you are looking for a specific phrase or words that are next to one another, like in this example Project Bluebook, it is best to put quotation marks around the phrase so the search will only look for those words as a specific phrase or grouping of words.
Often times you may want to search a particular word that may have multiple variations creating different meanings for the same word. For example, you may want to search for anything that has to do with a person from Texas or with the actual place Texas. You could type in the search box Texas OR Texan, but that limits to just those to words. An easier and more efficient way to capture even more variations is to type Texa* which searches for any words that start with Texa regardless of what may come after which means your results would include words like Texas, Texan, Texans, even Texarkana.