Type this very simple query into the search bar:

to be or not to be

You will notice, in the table, your first hit is Hamlet as expected. However, look at the next line by Sir Andrew, it does not contain "to be", nor does it contain "not to be". The search we have actually performed is: to OR be OR or OR not OR to OR be.

We can also match the entire phrase:

"to be or not to be"

Or in specific fields:


We can express complex searches with AND/OR, note these words must be capitalized:

food AND love

Or parentheses:

("played upon" OR "every man") AND stage

Numeric ranges can also be easily searched:

line_id:[30000 TO 80000] AND havoc

And of course to search everything: