Want to do a powerful search? Try these tips:
- Multiple consecutive words are treated as a phrase; they must appear in the same order within a matching document.
- Searches are case-insensitive, so you can type your search in uppercase or lowercase.
- Words like a, an, and, as, the, etc. are ignored during a search.
- Punctuation marks such as the period (.), colon (:), semicolon (;), and comma (,) are ignored during a search.
- To use specially treated characters such as &, |, ^, #, @, $, (, ), in a search, enclose your search in quotation marks (“).
- To search for a word or phrase containing quotation marks, enclose the entire phrase in quotation marks and then double the quotation marks around the word or words you want to surround with quotes. For example, “World-Wide Web or ““Web””” searches for World-Wide Web or “Web”.
- You can use Boolean Operators (AND, OR, and NOT) and the Proximity Operator (NEAR) to specify additional search information.
- The Wildcard Character (*) can match words with a given prefix. The query esc* matches the terms “ESC,” “escape,” and so on.