To get more specific search results, try using one or more of the following
- Multiple Words
- Using multiple words will return better defined results than a single
word. For example, typing batteries nickel cadmium - will return more
relevant results than typing just batteries.
- Similar Words
- Example: lights lighting lamp luminaire - The more similar words you
use in a search, the more relevant your results will be.
- Quotation Marks
- Use quotation marks to find words which must appear adjacent to each
other, for example, "apple final cut pro." Otherwise, the search results
will include the word apple, final, cut, and the
word pro, but not necessarily in that order. The words may appear
anywhere, and in any order, within the document.
- Plus (+) or Minus (-)
- This is probably one of the best ways to refine a search. Use a plus
sign when your search term or phrase MUST appear in the search results.
The minus sign ensures that a word or phrase will be absent from the
search results. For example: audio +microphone -mixer
Note: A phrase must be contained within quotation marks. Leave no
spaces between the plus or minus sign and the term.
- Wild Cards
- Wildcard searches will increase the number of search results. The
* character is used as the wildcard character.
For instance, searching for dvc* will find the words dvcpro, dvcam
and any other word that starts with dvc, but not mini dv.
Wildcards can be used at the beginning, middle or end of a word.
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