Quotation marks can be used to search for exact phrases.
This will return results that contain only Alfred Hitchcock
Boolean Search operators allow you to broaden or narrow your search results.
Boolean operators consist of the use of AND, OR and NOT in your search query.
Using AND in your search strategy enables your search to be more focused.
Alfred Hitchcock AND Rear Window
This will return results for both Alfred Hitchcock and Rear Window
Using OR in your search strategy enables your search to be broadened.
Alfred Hitchcock OR Alma Reville
This will return results for Alfred Hitchcock and Alma Reville
Using NOT in your search strategy enables you to refine your search.
Alfred Hitchcock NOT Rear Window
This will return results for Alfred Hitchcock, but not when Rear Window is mentioned.
Wildcard and truncation symbols to create searches where there are unknown characters, multiple spellings or various endings.
You will still get results for Alfred Hitchcock.
You will get results for both color and colour.
You will get results for Direct, Directing, Director and Directed.