Be specific as phrases like "business plan" may list dozens of links.
For broad searches, it may be better to review the site map or help. After searching, use
your browser's Find / Search option to search for key words within
Note: This search system ignores case so business
planner is the same as BUSINESS PLANNER or Business
Make sure your search terms are spelled correctly. If Sound-Alike
Matching is turned on, the search engine will attempt to find words that
sound similar to your search terms, but it's always best to spell the search
Example: purchase will also return purchasing, purchases,
Use multiple words
Using multiple words will return more refined results than a single
word. For example, typing cashflow planner will return more relevant
results than typing just planner. (Keep in mind that relevant results
are returned even if they don't contain all your query terms.)
Example: cashflow planner
Use similar words
The more similar words you use in a search, the more relevant your
results will be.
Example: projection forecast assumptions
Use quotation marks
Quotes can only be used when the "any" radio button is selected. Use
quotation marks to find words which must appear adjacent to each other, for
example, "new business strategy". Otherwise, the search results will include
the word new, business, strategy but not necessarily in that order. The
individual words may appear anywhere, and in any order, within the document.
Example: "new business strategy"
Use plus (+) or minus (-)
Plus and minus can only be used when the "any" radio button is
selected. Use a plus sign when your search term or phrase must appear in the
search results. Use a minus sign to indicate undesirable term(s). The plus sign
tells the search engine that a certain word or phrase is required in the search
results, and a minus sign indicates that a word or phrase must be absent in the
Note: A phrase must be contained within quotation marks. Leave no
spaces between the plus or minus sign and the term.
Example: +"new business ideas"
Use field searches
The list box allows you to create specific searches for words that
appear in a specific part of a document. A field search can be performed on
body text, title text, alt text, meta description, meta key words or URL.
Wildcard searches can expand the number of matches for a particular
request. The * character is used as the wildcard character. For instance,
searching for wh* will find the words what, why, when, whether, and any other
word that starts with wh. Searching for *her* will find the words here,
whether, together, gathering, and any other word that contains her anywhere in
the word. Wildcards may be combined with the standard plus (+) and minus (-)
modifiers, quotes for phrases, as well as the field search specifiers. +wh*
-se*ch will find all pages which have a word that starts with wh and which does
not contain a word that starts with se and ends with ch. "wh* are" will find
the phrases where are, what are, why are, etc.