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In this keyword search all search terms are retrieved from across all the words in the catalogue record including; author, title, series, subject, summary, contents, language, material description, publisher, ISBN, dewey number, reading level or film classification

e.g. 'rainforests secondary illustrations'   Retrieves titles about rainforests that have illustrations and are listed for secondary school level usage.


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