|Although the search
engine used is similar to some of the other popular search engines, there
are some differences so please refer to the information provided below to
obtain better results from the search engine. For more detailed information
regarding the search engine,
Single Word search will return documents containing the word entered. Other
forms of the word are not searched for. For example, if you were to search
for lap, you would NOT find documents containing "lapping", "laps" and
search for phrases, enter the phrase enclosed in double quotes as shown in
the example. Although this feature can be useful, if the entered phrase is
incorrect, the search will not yield any documents.
multiple words will return documents containing ALL the words listed.
retrieve documents that contain any of the listed words, use the logical
operator "OR" in all upper case lettering as in the example shown.
search engine ignores common words and characters, known as stop words as
they tend to slow down searches without improving the quality of the results.
These terms such as "where" and "and", as well as certain single digits and
single letters, are not included in searches unless you indicate that they
are essential. You can do this by using the plus sign ("+") in front of the
term. Be sure to include a space before the plus sign.
can exclude a word from your search by putting the minus sign ("-") immediately
in front of the term you want to avoid. Be sure to include a space before
the minus sign.
Capitalization is ignored
so all searches are case insensitive. For example, searching for "LAP", "lap"
or "Lap" will all return the same results.
Each search result contains at least one excerpt from the found web page,
which shows how your search terms are used in context on that page. Your
search terms are bolded so you can tell at a glance whether the result is
a page you want to visit.