Start with a broad search
Start your search by using only one or two search words.
Then after seeing the results of this first search refine your search by adding more words. You can page
backwards and forwards through the results.
AND not required
Searching for rock bolt, is the same as searching for
rock AND bolt. So, the AND operator
is not required and is deleted. The search engine will only return results that contain both
rock and bolt. The search engine does
not support the OR operator, or wild cards.
Use word roots
Use the shortest, singular version of your search words. rock bolt will
find rock, rocks,
bolting and bolted.
Fuzzy word searches
The search engine has some tolerance of incorrect spelling. For example seepige analisis
will correctly find seepage analysis. This can also help to pick up both
English and American spellings; for example searching for visualise
will also find visualize. But this has the disadvantage that you will
not always get the results you are expecting.
If you search for a single word the results are ranked by the number of times that the search word
appears in the program description. This may or may not be related to the relevance of the program to
solving your problem! If you search for two or more words the results are ranked by how close together
those words are in the program description. If you search on seepage
analysis you will get a lot of highlighted words for seepage and
analysis, as well as the seepage
analysis phrase that you require.
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