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To find information about a topic on this website, simply type in a word, name, or phrase. You can choose matches for any or all search terms and can display the search results in standard or compact form.

A note on case sensitivity: Only words or phrases containing an upper case character will be treated as case sensitive. For example, a search on "usa" will match "Usa", "USA", and "usA", while the term "USA" matches only its uppercase version.

For More Advanced Searches

Our search engine also comes with some advanced capabilities to help you find exactly what you're looking for. These capabilities are best shown with a few examples:

Translated: require Pat, require Smith
Finds "Pat Smith"

Translated: forbid Bill, require Jones
Finds Jones other than Bill.

Translated: prefer Sue, require Smith
Finds all with term Smith, but documents with both terms appear higher in the list.

Translated: require the phrase "income tax"
Finds "income tax".

Translated: require Brown (case sensitive), require words starting with "poll"
Finds "Brown poll".
The asterisk is a wildcard representing any four or fewer characters.

Translated: require Venus (case sensitive), require pictures, forbid planet, prefer images
First lists "pictures and images of Venus", then "Venus pictures".
Does not list lowercase "venus picture", nor forbidden "picture of planet Venus".

Translated: ignores common words like where, is, and the - requires words containing "frog"
Finds "frog", "frogleg", and "bullfrog".
To suppress the ignore feature, use quotes, as in "Where is the *frog*?".

The asterisk is a powerful search tool, but has some limitations. It cannot span words - that is, the query "powerfu*earch" would not match the first sentence of this paragraph - and it can represent at most four letters or numbers. To avoid overly broad searches, the asterisk can only be used in words or phrases which have at least three alpha-numeric characters. A search for "th*" would be ignored.
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