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Conducting a Basic Search

Conduct a basic searchpicture of the search function

1. Enter search criteria into the search field; and
2. Press the Enter key or click the Go button.

The search results screen will be displayed, listing all content matching the search criteria.

Improve your search results

You can improve the outcome of your search results by using additional operator terms. You can narrow or broaden your search results by using operators such as;  

AND – Narrows a search to return only results that contain two or more terms entered. For example, the search query road AND traffic returns results that contain both terms;

OR – Broadens a search, resulting in more results. For example, the search query road OR traffic returns results that contain either of the specified terms;

NOT - Narrows a search by limiting results to those that do not contain the specified term. For example, the search query road NOT traffic returns results that contain road but do not contain traffic; and

NEAR – Narrows a search by limiting results to those where the specified terms appear in proximity to each other, either in the order typed or in reverse order.


Results View

Results by category - The right hand side of your screen highlights how many results were found per section of the website. Clicking on the section links will display the search results limited to that section only.


Sort Results – This option can be used to modify the sort order of search results by:

  • Relevance
  • Alphabetically, or
  • Date


Display Results – This option can be used to increase or decrease the number of search results displayed per page. The available options are 10, 20, 50, or 100 results per page.