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Do I have to worry about initial articles and stopwords?

No. CatExpress treats a title search as a form of keyword search which uses stopwords. The most common articles in English are included in the CatExpress stopword list. They are automatically dropped before the search is done. There should be no difference if you put them in your search or leave them out.

OCLC recommends that you drop with and within when searching.