Do punctuation and accents (diacritics) matter when searching HOLLIS?

Generally, you can include or omit punctuation marks and diacritics, and your search results will be the same. There are some exceptions:

  • You may observe slightly different behaviors in Basic Search and Advanced Search as compared to Starts with/Browse. For example, in Search, a hyphen and a space are considered the same, while in Browse they are not.
  • Certain symbols that carry lexical meaning, such as ampersand (&), are searched and matched.
  • If you are working with Korean translations, it’s useful to know that alif cannot be searched as a comma.

Have another HOLLIS question? Our HOLLIS User Guide provides an overview of HOLLIS's features and functions.

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