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Looking for something on the AIS website? We have created a search tool to help.

Just go ahead and use it! The search is a powerful tool that is very intuitive and easy to use. Search the complete contents of the AIS website by typing your keyword(s) into the search bar and then press return or click the search button:


The search results will appear on a semi-transparent overlay to this page, click on a search result link and it opens up in a new web browser tab. It's easy to come back and follow up another search result link or for an easy exit from the search results just click outside the search result overlay or on the X button to close the search.

There's lots of stuff not to worry about but should you wish to read some helpful tips on searching we have these available below.

<empty>Here are some search tips to help you have more effective search results:

Start simple:
No matter what you're looking for, "keep it simple." Start by entering a basic name or word that is relevant to your search.

Don't worry about spelling:
Google's spell checker automatically defaults to the most common spelling of a given word, whether or not you spell it correctly.

Use web friendly words:
The search engine works by matching the words you enter to pages within the AIS website, this includes all the content within PDF files on the website. So using specific words that are most likely to appear on pages will yield the best results.

Less is more:
Simple, one or two word search terms will usually give you the broadest results. Start with short search terms, then refine your results by adding more words.

Search with an exact phrase:
Put quotation marks around words "[any word]" to search for an exact phrase in an exact order. Keep in mind that searching with quotes might exclude relevant results. For instance, a search for "John Wister" will miss pages that refer to John C. Wister.

Use descriptive words:
The more unique the word, the more likely you are to get relevant results. For example; using [iris rhizome] is probably better than [iris roots].

Don't worry about cases:
Search isn't case sensitive. A search for [Dykes Medal] is the same as a search for [dykes medal].

Don't worry about punctuation:
Search ignores punctuation. This includes @#%^*()=[]\ and other special characters.

So there you have it. ...and like we said; there's lots of stuff not to worry about!
...and one of the reasons why we said; just go ahead and use it!
Hope that your searches are successful.

<empty>The answers to many questions on iris and the American Iris Society (AIS) are found within the AIS website. Please direct any iris questions you may have to your local area AIS RVP or a local iris club. These people will be pleased to help you. A full listing of these contacts for your area is provided under the AIS Regions listing page on this website ...or follow the link in the sidebar.

Please send all information for website updates to:
John I. Jones, AIS Electronic Services and Website

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Christopher Hollinshead, Wolf Marketing Communications 






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