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Many users and readers might be unaware of the great improvements to the standard Commons search.

As an example, if you type "Dentistry incategory:Files_from_Wellcome_Images" in the search bar, this returns a list of 267 thumbnail images of where "Dentistry" appears in the file name or as text on the image page.[1] If we use insource:/dentist/ this includes dentist, dentistry, dentiste, etc. which then reports back 359 possible images.[2]

There are a number of other possible search options beyond searching within a category, including searching by similar words or fuzzy matches or limiting to words in the title.[3] It is definitely worth spending a couple of minutes reading up on the special CirrusSearch options and having a good play around with it, if you have not tried it before.

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