Make sure your search terms are spelled correctly.
The search engine will attempt to find words that sound
search terms, but it is always best to spell the search
Use multiple words
Use multiple words when performing your search.
More words for a search will return more refined results
than a search
from a single word.
Use similar words
The more similar words you use in a search, the
more relevant results will be to the words that you are
Use appropriate capitalization
Use capitalization when looking for
proper nouns such as the name of a person or place.
will match any words of any case.
Use quotation marks around phrases
Use quotation marks to find
words that must appear adjacent to each other within a
example, search for "Carl Rogers" within quotes rather than
Carl Rogers. Or you can select the 'Exact Phrase' button if
searching for just one phrase.
Use Boolean plus (+) or minus (-) operators
Precede a search term
or phrase with a plus (+) sign to indicate it must appear in
result. Precede a search term with a minus (-) sign to
undesirable search term or phrase that must not appear in a
result. For example, searching for +dogs -collie will return
that are about dogs, but not about collies.
Use field searches
Field searches allow you to search for words
that appear in a specific part of a document such as the
(body:), title text (title:), alt text (alt:), meta
(desc:), meta keywords (keys:) or URL (url:). The field name
include the colon and precede the search word or phrase with
spaces between them. For example, searching for
will find pages with presidents in the title of the page.