This search engine helps you find documents on this website. Here's how it works: you tell the search service what you're looking for by typing in keywords, phrases, or questions in the search box. The search service responds by giving you a list of all the Web pages in our index relating to those topics. The most relevant content will appear at the top of your results.
How To Use:
- Type your keywords in the search box.
- Press the Search button to start your search.
Here's an example:
- Type provider bean in the search box.
- Press the Search button or press the Enter key.
More Basics - An Overview
What is an Index?
Webster's dictionary describes an "index" as a sequential arrangement of material. Our index includes only the pages within our website.
What is a Word?
When searching, think of a word as a combination of letters and numbers. The search service needs to know how to separate words and numbers to find exactly what you want on the Internet. You can separate words using white space and tabs.
What is a Phrase?
You can link words and numbers together into phrases if you want specific words or numbers to appear together in your result pages. If you want to find an exact phrase, use "double quotation marks" around the phrase when you enter words in the search box.
Example: To find a Bull's Blood beets, type "bull's blood" in the search box. You can also create phrases using punctuation or special characters such as dashes, underscore lines, commas, slashes, or dots.
Simple Tips for More Exact Searches
Searches are case insensitive. Searching for "Bean" will match the lowercase "bean" and uppercase "BEAN".
By default, all searches are accent insensitive as well.
Including or excluding words:
To make sure that a specific word is always included in your search topic, place the plus (+) symbol before the key word in the search box. To make sure that a specific word is always excluded from your search topic, place a minus (-) sign before the keyword in the search box.
Example: To find pages that have the words snap and beans, try using +beans +snap.
Expand your search using wildcards (*):
By typing an * within a keyword, you can match up to four letters.
Example: Try plant* to find plants, planting, or planted.