|Using AND, OR, and NOT
If you want to refine your search a little,
you can use special search operators in your
search criteria to get more specific.
- AND searches for documents
that have both words in it.
- OR searches for documents that
have either word in it.
- NOT eliminates documents where
the word is found.
Using Parentheses and Quote Marks
Use parentheses or quote marks to specify the
order of evaluation to the search engine.
- Parentheses determine how ANDs
and ORs are treated. Words within
parentheses are considered as a unit, and
are considered first.
- Quotation Marks are searched
for literally. This is useful when you
want to search for the actual words "and"
Wildcards are used to perform searches based
on incomplete words or phrases.
- * - the "*" character
represents any number of characters. For
example, searching on Law* would
return Law, Lawyer, Lawson, etc.
- ? - the "?" character
represents any single character. A search
for ?ar?et would find both
carpet and target, but not
By default, all searches are not
case-sensitive, unless the search criteria is
entered as mixed-case.
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