Find across multiple models

I have a search form that provides a param to a find condition. I have a
projects model with multiple joins to other models:

has_many :accomplishments
  has_many :cooperatorships
  has_many :sponsorships
  has_many :cooperators, :through => :cooperatorships
  has_many :sponsors, :through => :sponsorships

My search when setup like this works:

def self.search(search)
    if search
      find(:all, :conditions => ['projects.name LIKE ?
            OR projects.description LIKE ?
            OR projects.leadName LIKE ?
            OR sponsors.name LIKE ?',
            "%#{search}%",
            "%#{search}%",
            "%#{search}%",
            "%#{search}%"],
            :include => :sponsors
          )
    else
      scoped
    end
  end

If I attempt to add another include like:

:include => {:sponsors, :cooperators}

ActiveRecord reports an error that it can't find the relation and
perhaps I've spelled it incorrectly.

I can switch out :sponsors for :cooperators and change the query and it
finds the relation just fine.

Is it possible to do multiple joins or "includes" in this way?

Thanks,
-Jim

I have a search form that provides a param to a find condition. I have a
projects model with multiple joins to other models:

has_many :accomplishments
has_many :cooperatorships
has_many :sponsorships
has_many :cooperators, :through => :cooperatorships
has_many :sponsors, :through => :sponsorships

My search when setup like this works:

def self.search(search)
   if search
     find(:all, :conditions => ['projects.name LIKE ?
           OR projects.description LIKE ?
           OR projects.leadName LIKE ?
           OR sponsors.name LIKE ?',
           "%#{search}%",
           "%#{search}%",
           "%#{search}%",
           "%#{search}%"],
           :include => :sponsors
         )
   else
     scoped
   end
end

If I attempt to add another include like:

:include => {:sponsors, :cooperators}

:include => [:sponsors, :cooperators]

You want an array, not a hash.

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