This search engine is configured to find Web pages containing:
all the words you type (e.g. if you key in network of schools, the engine will search all pages containing network, of and schools). If results are nil, it will search for:
one of the words you type (e.g. the engine will search for pages containing either network or of or schools). In the latter case a brief prompt will appear at the top of the search results.
Please note that 1) uses the Boolean operator AND, 2) uses the Boolean operator OR.
If the whole phrase is placed within quotation marks , the engine will only search pages containing this exact phrase (e.g. by keying in “network of schools” only pages containing network of schools will be found).
For an advanced search, the above can be combined with the following signs:
A plus sign (+) before a search word to find only pages containing the search word preceded by (+).
A minus sign (-) before the search word to exclude pages containing the search word preceded by (-).
The wildcard (*) to achieve stemming, i.e. to find words beginning with the characters preceding the star (e.g. disab* -> disable, disabled, disability, disabilities, disabuse, etc.).
The wildcard (?) to find pages containing any character in the exact position of the question mark or marks. The length of the words will be the same, i.e. they will have the same number of characters (e.g. disable? -> disabled, disables; likewise, con?ection -> confection, connection, convection).