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Subject: Search function not working?
Date Posted: 3/7/2016 3:31 PM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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I am trying to do a search for a book recommended to me called 'Corrupted' by Lisa Scottline. When the system returned no hits, I simply did an author search--not one of Lisa's books shows up!  Only a compilation of short stories with a contribution by Lisa.  

Anyone know what's up with the search function?

 

edited to add:  Amazon finds it easily, but provides no ISBNs. 



Last Edited on: 3/7/16 3:34 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/7/2016 3:39 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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I just did a search for "corrupted scottoline" and got back 4 results.

if you searched for scottline like you put in your thread, that's why.

Date Posted: 3/8/2016 1:34 AM ET
Member Since: 8/20/2007
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You have the author's name wrong, Jeanne.  It is Lisa Scottoline. 

Here is the search result for corrupted scottoline.



Last Edited on: 3/8/16 1:35 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/9/2016 9:27 AM ET
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wow, what a difference a little vowel makes!  Thanks!

Date Posted: 3/10/2016 12:12 AM ET
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Yes, a single vowel can make a big difference. I'm sure that many examples abound.

Also, simple typos can make a big difference, as in "A simple typo urined my message!" blush



Last Edited on: 3/10/16 12:14 AM ET - Total times edited: 1