Broaden/narrow your search beyond exact matches by..
prepending/appending asterisk (*), so that your query matches all the words ending/beginning with the string you entered, respectively mutefer* matches any of muteferriqa, muteferriqanınki, muteferiqa and mutefer
performing fuzzy-search using tilde (~), so that your query matches words that differ from your query string by the specified number of characters muteferriqa~, matches any of muteferrika, miteferriqa, uteferriqa and umuteferriqa
enclosing your query with quotation marks ("), so that query matches nothing but the exact phrase that you enter
Enjoy the convenience of..
Autocomplete, built into the site-wide search boxes, whereby you will see suggestions appearing below the search box while you are typing. It does not get activated before you enter at least three characters.
Virtual keyboard for Ottoman Turkish, that lets you enter Arabic characters when performing (full-text) searches in Ottoman Turkish. Please click the keyboard icon within a search box to bring it up.