Frequently Asked Questions
Normally, searches are not case-sensitive. However, you MUST capitalize the words AND, OR, and NOT if you want search to recognize the words as operators.
2. To make sure you find words with any term listed, be sure to separate terms with the OR operator. If you just string words together, search assumes you are using the AND function. To make sure you find any term, separate terms with OR. For example, to find cats or dogs, type cats OR dogs as your query.
3. Use double quotes to ensure that words must be found together, as in “stamp duty”. If you were to type the two words without the quotes, search will interpret the query as (stamp AND duty), which means that both words have to appear in results but not necessarily together as a single phrase. When you use quotes, be sure you know that the exact phrase in quotes is in the content you are looking for because search assumes that all of the words in quotes must appear in the content in order for it to be returned by search.
4. Use a wildcard (*) to find words that begin with a character string For example, you can search for “Minist*” to find all documents that contain Ministry and Minister
5. Use – to exclude results with certain words e.g. Fairmont -Southampton