The use of the Search Function can be enhanced in several ways:
- Use the '*' Wild Card to specify 0 or more alphanumeric characters.
- Example, air* finds documents that contain air, airline, and airhead. (underlined for reference only
- Use the '?' Wild Card to specify A SINGLE alphanumeric characters, although you can use more than one ? to indicate multiple characters.
- Example, ?at finds documents that contain cat and hat, while ??at finds documents that contain that and chat. (underlined for reference only)
- Use Quotation marks to specify results that include an exact phrase.
- Example: for negotiable instruments , use “negotiable instruments” (underlined for reference only)
- Use a Minus Sign (-) to specify results that omit certain search terms. Put a minus sign in front of each term.
- Example: omit references containing the word negotiable , use -negotiable (underlined for reference only)
- To require all the search words; select all search words radio button.
- To require any of the search words; select the any search word radio button.
- To control the number of references displayed on the page; select the Results dropdown box and select the desired number