Tips for Searching
At its simplest, a query can be just a word or a phrase. But with the tips on this page, you can expand the focus of your search to give you more complete results.
|To Search For||Use a Search Type of:||Example||Results|
|An exact phrase||exact phrase||client manager||All articles containing the words client manager.|
|All of the words but not in a specific order|| |
all of the words
|All articles containing both client and manager not necessarily in that order.|
|Any of the words||any of the words||client manager||All articles containing client (not necessarily manager) and all articles containing manager (not necessarily client).|
|Words with the same prefix||all of the words||allocat*||All articles containing words with the prefix allocat (i.e., allocate, allocating, allocated, allocation, and so on).|
|All forms of a word||all of the words||begin**||All articles containing begin, began, begun, and so on.|
- Searches are case-insensitive, therefore uppercase or lowercase text can be used.
- Common words are ignored when performing a search (e.g., an, a, the, for).
- Punctuation marks such as the period, colon, semicolon, and comma are ignored when performing a search.
- When performing a search for the following characters, enclose the search within double quotation marks: &, |, ^, #, @, $, (, )